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.


Tinnitus (a constant ringing in the ears):

often caused by chronic exposure to loud noises. (cut back or eliminate: coffee, tea or other sources of caffeine; cut back aspirin and NSAIDs). Dietary supplements such as vitamin B12 and zinc may be of use.

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].


Ground Ivy - Glechoma hederacea


Black Cohosh - Cimicifuga racemosa - [rec][rec]

Cordyceps - Cordyceps sinensis - [rec]

Cherry, Japanese Cornelian - Cornus officinalis

Chinese Foxglove - Rehmannia glutinosa - [rec]

Dodder, Chinese- Cuscuta chinensis - [rec]

Fenugreek - Trigonella foenum-graecum

Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium

Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Goldenseal - Hydrastus canadensis - [rec][rec]

Ground Ivy - Glechoma hederacea

Knotweed, Japanese - Polygonum cuspidatum

Marijuana - Cannabis sativa

Sesame - Sesamum indicum - [rec]

Sunflower, Common - Helianthus annaus



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