Some sample ailment entries along with possible herbal remedies from the Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs book are listed below.
This section of the book is a survey of possible medicinal
herbal remedies for a variety of human ailments. The obviously toxic herbs
have not been listed here. Also, the best recommendations from several of
the most reputable authors and sources have been listed after each herb
([rec]).. The German Commission E has completed a comprehensive survey
of medicinal herbs and has created an approved herb list for many ailments.
These approvals are indicated by the words, "[GermanCommission E]"
after a particular herb listed under a particular ailment. In similar fashion,
several other authorities on medicinal herbs have their suggested herbs
indicated in the same manner. These more than twent-four original references
are listed in the Reference section for Ailments. The reader is encouraged
to check the original sources for a more complete discussion of ailments
General thoughts on health: the basics: General thoughts on health: the basics:
The German Commission E
The German Commission E has approved a variety of medicinal
herbs as remedies for different ailments. These are marked: [German Commission
Sample ailment entries plus possible herbal remedies::
Recommendations by individual herbal expert authors are marked [rec]. See Ancient Herbs book for identification of individual books and their authors.
Aging, slowing down (possibly): Aging, slowing down (possibly)
Allergies and hay fever Allergies and hay fever
Athlete's Foot Athlete's Foot
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) (Hyperactivity) Attention deficit disorder (ADD) (Hyperactivity)
Back pain (backache) Back pain (backache)
Depression, mild Depression, mild
Flu (Influenza) Flu (Influenza)
Immune system support Immune system support
Indigestion (dyspepsia) Indigestion (dyspepsia)
Memory, enhancement of, lack of, loss of Memory, enhancement of, lack of, loss of
Menopause, discomforts of Menopause, discomforts of
Menstrual cramps (menstrual pain) (dysmenorrhea) Menstrual cramps (menstrual pain) (dysmenorrhea)
Menstrual (pre-menstrual syndrome) (PMS) >Menstrual (pre-menstrual syndrome) (PMS)
Migraine headaches Migraine headaches
Spring tonics Spring tonics
Strewing herbs Strewing herbs
Tennis elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis) (computer mouse elbow) (tendinitis) Tennis elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis) (computer mouse elbow) (tendinitis)
Tinnitus (a constant ringing in the ears) Tinnitus (a constant ringing in the ears)
Whitlow (fingernail inflammation) (felon) (runaround) (panaris) (paronychia) Whitlow (fingernail inflammation) (felon) (runaround) (panaris) (paronychia)
Witches' brews Witches' brews
Witches: folk protection against Witches: folk protection against
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