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.

 

Back pain (backache):

also see Sciatica and Pain. Regular moderate exercise may be useful. Supplements such as vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium may be useful.

Recommendations by individual herbal expert authors are marked [rec]. See Ancient Herbs book for identification of individual books and their authors.

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Ginger - Zingiber officinale - [rec]

Pepper, Cayenne - Capsicum frutescens - [rec]

Peppermint - Mentha x piperita - [rec]

Potato - Solanum tuberosum - [rec]

St. John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum - [rec]

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Cherry, Japanese Cornelian - Cornus officinalis

Chinese Foxglove - Rehmannia glutinosa - [rec]

Crampbark - Viburnum opulus - [rec][rec]

Devil's Claw - Harpagophytum procumbens - [rec][rec]

Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium - [rec]

Flax - Linum usitatissimum - [rec]

Ginger - Zingiber officinale - [rec][rec]

Kudzu - Pueraria lobata

Linden - Tilia x europaea - [rec]

Passionflower - Passiflora incarnata - [rec]

Pepper, Cayenne - Capsicum frutescens - [rec]

Pineapple - Ananas comosus - [rec][rec][rec][rec]

Star Anise - Illicium verum

Thyme - Thymus vulgaris

Valerian - Valeriana officinalis - [rec][rec]

Willow, White - Salix alba - [rec][rec][rec][rec]

 

 

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