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.


Headaches, migraine

Migraine headaches are sometimes preceded by an appearance of flashes, sparks or zig-zag images in the field of vision. Vitamin B2, vitamin D, calcium and magnesium may be of use. I have successfully been able to supress the zig-zag visual images by taking one capsule of Feverfew.

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].


Lavender - Lavandula officinalis

Oswego Tea - Monarda didyma

Peppermint - Mentha x piperita - [rec]


Basil, Sweet - Ocimum basilicum

Catnip - Nepeta cataria

Chamomile, German - Matricaria recutita - [rec]

Coriander - Coriandrum sativum

Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium - [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]


Gastrodia - Gastrodia elata - [rec]

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

Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba - [rec]

Kava Kava - Piper methysticum - [rec]

Lavender - Lavandula officinalis

Marijuana - Cannabis sativa

Oregano - Origanum vulgare

Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis - [rec][rec][rec]

Saw Palmetto - Serenoa repens

Skullcap - Scutellaria lateriflora - [rec]

Tea - Thea sinensis

Chaste Tree - Vitex agnus-castus

Valerian - Valeriana officinalis - [rec][rec]

White Willow - Salix alba - [rec]

Willow, Black - Salix nigra - [rec]

Yerba Maté - Ilex paraguariensis





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