A sample ailment entry along with possible herbal remedies from the Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs book by James K. Sayre, Copyright, 2001. All rights reserved.


Depression, mild:

mild regular exercise may help alleviate the symptoms. Vitamin B complex, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium may be useful dietary supplements Vitamin B9 and omega-3 fatty acids may also be of use. Cut back on caffeine use. Note: some prescription drugs may cause depression as a side effect.

Recommendations by individual herbal expert authors are marked [rec]. See Ancient Herbs book for identification of individual books and their authors. The German Commission E has approved a variety of medicinal herbs as remedies for different ailments. These are marked: [German Commission E].


Jasmine, Common - Jasminum officinale

Lavender - Lavandula officinalis - [rec]

Orange, Bitter - Citrus aurantium - [rec]

Orange, Sweet - Citrus sinensis - [rec]

Patchouli - Pogostemon patchouli


Basil, Sweet - Ocimum basilicum

Calamint, Common - Calamintha officinalis

Calamint, Large-flowered - Calamintha grandiflora

Coffee, Arabian - Coffea arabica - [rec]

Damiana - Turnera diffusa - [rec][rec][rec][rec]

Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba - [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]


Hawthorn - Crataegus monogyna - [rec]

Kava Kava - Piper methysticum - [rec][rec][rec][rec]

Lavender - Lavandula officinalis - [rec]

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis - [rec]

Lemon Verbena - Aloysia triphylla - [rec]

Linden - Tilia x europaea -

Marijuana - Cannabis sativa

Milk Thistle - Silybum marianum - [rec]

Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris

Mushroom, Reishi - Ganoderma lucidum - [rec]

Nut Grass - Cyperus rotundus - [rec]

Oat, Cultivated - Avena sativa - [rec][rec]

Oat, Wild - Avena fatua

Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis - [rec]

Rose, Apothecary's - Rosa gallica var. officinalis

Sage - Salvia officinalis

Schisandra - Schisandra chinensis

St. John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum - [rec][rec] [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Skullcap - Scutellaria lateriflora - [rec][rec]

Valerian - Valeriana officinalis - [rec][rec]

Vervain - Verbena officinalis - [rec]

Yerba Maté - Ilex paraguariensis





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