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.


Flu (Influenza):

caused by a virus; for serious cases, seek immediate medical attention. Drink plenty of fluids. Vitamin C and zinc may be useful.

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].

bath additive:

Hayseed - various flowers, seeds and leaves [rec]


Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus australiana

Eucalyptus, Blackbutt - Eucalyptus smithii;

Eucalyptus, Blue Gum - Eucalyptus globulus [rec][rec]

Eucalyptus, Blue Mallee - Eucalyptus polybractea

Eucalyptus, Broad-leaved Peppermint - Eucalyptus dives

Eucalyptus, Congee Mallee - Eucalyptus dumosa

Eucalyptus, Lemon-scented - Eucalyptus citriodora

Eucalyptus, Mallee Box - Eucalyptus bakeri


Astragalus - Astragalus membranaceus - [rec]

Balloon Flower - Platycodon grandiflorus

Basil, Holy - Ocimum sanctum

Catnip - Nepeta cataria - [rec][rec]

Cinnamon, True - Cinnamomum verum

Echinacea - Echinacea angustifolia - [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec] [rec][rec]

Echinacea - Echinacea pallida - [rec][rec][rec]

Echinacea - Echinacea purpurea - [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Elderberry - Sambucus nigra - [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Garlic - Allium sativum - [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Ginger - Zingiber officinale - [[rec][rec][rec][rec]

Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba

Goldenseal - Hydrastus canadensis - [rec][rec]

Guduchi - Tinospora cordifolia - [rec]

Honeysuckle, Japanese - Lonicera japonica - [rec]

Hyssop - Hyssopus officinalis - [rec]

Hyssop, Wrinkled Giant - Agastache rugosa

Indigo, False - Baptisia australis

Jackass Bitters - Neurolaena lobata

Lemon Grass - Cymbopogon citratus - [rec]

Nut Grass - Cyperus rotundus

Oregano - Origanum vulgare

Pepper, Long - Piper longum - [rec]

Peppermint - Mentha piperita - [rec][rec][rec][rec]

Perilla, Common - Perilla frutenscens

Pineapple - Ananas comosus - [rec]

Skullcap, Baikal - Scutellaria baikalensis -[rec]

Spruce - Picea excelsa - [German Commission E]

Sweet Cicely, Western - Osmorhiza occidentalis

Tea - Thea sinensis - [rec]



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