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.


Athlete's foot

this is a fungal infection, Tinea pedis. Also see Fungal Skin Infections. Moderate cleanliness and elementary sanitation: wear flip-flops in communal facilities. Dietary supplements such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E 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.


Calendula - Calendula officinalis - [rec]

Garlic - Allium sativum - rec][rec]

Lemon Grass - Cymbopogon citratus - [rec]

Moss, Iceland - Cetraria islandica

Patchouli - Pogostemon patchouli - [rec]

Rose-of-Sharon - Hibiscus syriacus

Tea Tree, Australian - Melaleuca alternifolia - [rec][rec][rec]

Thyme - Thymus vulgaris

Walnut, Black - Juglans nigra - [rec]


Garlic - Allium sativum



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