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.


Whitlow (fingernail inflammation) (felon) (runaround) (panaris) (paronychia):

from the Middle English whitflawe, whitflowe, whitlowe, from whit, white + flawe, fissure, flaw.

Vitamin A 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].


Australian Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternifolia -

Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis - [rec]

Fenugreek - Trigonella foenum-graecum

Flax - Linum usitatissimum - [rec]

Herb Robert - Geranium robertianum

Mouse-ear Hawkweed - Hieracium pilosella

Psyllium - Plantago psyllium

Whitlow Grass - Draba verna



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