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.

 

Colds

rest and drinking plenty of fluids may be helpful. Vitamin C may be of use in the prevention of colds. Vitamin E may also 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].

Bath additive:

Hayseed - various flowers, seeds and leaves [rec]

mouthwash:

Clove - Syzgium aromaticum - [rec]

Inhalant:

Benzoin - Styrax benzoin

Cajuput - Melaleuca cajeputi

Cajuput Tree - Melaleuca viridiflora - [rec]

Clove - Syzgium aromaticum - [rec]

Eucalyptus, Blue Gum - Eucalyptus globulus - [rec][rec]

Eucalyptus, Broad-leaved Peppermint - Eucalyptus dives

Eucalyptus, Lemon-scented - Eucalyptus citriodora

Eucalyptus, Sugar Gum - Eucalyptus cladocalyx

Eucalyptus, Blue Mallee - Eucalyptus polybractea

Eucalyptus, Mallee Box - Eucalyptus bakeri

Eucalyptus- Eucalyptus australiana

Eucalyptus, Congee Mallee - Eucalyptus dumosa

Pine, Scotch - Pinus sylvestris - [German Commission E]

Tea Tree, Australian - Melaleuca alternifolia

Tea Tree, Weeping - Melaleuca leucadendra

internal:

Anise - Pimpinella anisum - [German Commission E]

Astragalus - Astragalus membranaceus - [rec][rec]

Balloon Flower - Platycodon grandiflorus

Balsam Fir - Abies balsamea

Basil, Hoary - Ocimum canum

Basil, Holy - Ocimum sanctum - [rec]

Bayberry - Myrica cerifera

Betony - Stachys officinalis;

Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta

Bugbane - Cimicifuga foetida

Bupleurum - Bupleurum falcatum

Burnet Saxifrage, Greater - Pimpinella major

Cajuput - Melaleuca cajeputi

Cajuput Tree - Melaleuca viridiflora

Calamint, Common - Calamintha officinalis

Calamint, Large-flowered - Calamintha grandiflora

Caper - Capparis spinosa

Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum - [German Commission E]

Cassia - Cinnamomum cassia -[German Commission E] +[rec]

Catnip - Nepeta cataria - [rec][rec]

Chamomile, German - Matricaria recutita - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec]

Cinnamon, True - Cinnamomum verum - [rec]

Clove - Syzgium aromaticum - [rec]

Clover, White - Trifolium reprens

Cowslip - Primula veris

Daisy, Oxeye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum - [German Commission E]

Date - Phoenix dactylifera

Desert Elderberry - Sambucus mexicana

Echinacea - Echinacea angustifolia - [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

[rec][rec][rec]

Echinacea - Echinacea pallida - [rec][rec][rec]

Echinacea - Echinacea purpurea - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Elderberry - Sambucus nigra - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Elecampane - Inula helenium - [rec]

Eucalyptus, Blue Gum - Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus, Broad-leaved Peppermint - Eucalyptus dives

Eucalyptus, Lemon-scented - Eucalyptus citriodora

Eucalyptus, Sugar Gum - Eucalyptus cladocalyx

Eucalyptus, Blue Mallee - Eucalyptus polybractea

Eucalyptus, Mallee Box - Eucalyptus bakeri

Eucalyptus- Eucalyptus australiana

Eucalyptus, Congee Mallee - Eucalyptus dumosa

Feverwort - Triosteum perfoliatum

Field Mint - Mentha arvensis

Flax - Linum usitatissimum - [rec]

Forsythia - Forsythia suspensa

Garlic - Allium sativum - [rec][rec][rec][rec]

Gentian, Japanese - Gentiana scabra

Ginger - Zingiber officinale - [rec][rec][rec]

Ginseng, Siberian - Eleutherococcus senticosus - [rec]

Goldenseal - Hydrastus canadensis - [rec][rec][rec]

Grape - Vitis vinifera - [rec]

Grapefruit - Citrus paradisi - [rec]

Greek Valerian - Polemonium reptans

Ground Ivy - Glechoma hederacea

Guduchi - Tinospora cordifolia - [rec]

Hazelwort ; - Asarum europaeum

Honeysuckle, Japanese - Lonicera japonica - [rec]

Horehound, White - Marrubium vulgare - [rec]

Horsemint - Monarda fistulosa

Horsemint - Monarda punctata

Hyssop, Anise - Agastache foeniculum

Hyssop, Wrinkled Giant - Agastache rugosa

Jackass Bitters - Neurolaena lobata

Larch, European - Larix decidua - [German Commission E]

Lemon - Citrus limon - [rec]

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis - [rec]

Lemon Grass - Cymbopogon citratus

Lime - Citrus aurantifolia

Lime, Tahitian - Citrus latifolia

Linden - Tilia x europaea - [rec]

Lovage, Porter's - Ligusticum porterii - [rec]

Madrone - Arbutus menziesii

Magnolia, Lily-flowered - Magnolia liliiflora

Mallow, High - Malva sylvestris - [rec]

Mayweed - Anthemis cotula

Meadow-sweet - Filipendula ulmaria - [German Commission E]

Mint, Corn - Mentha haplocalyx

Moss, Iceland - Cetraria islandica - [German Commission E] [rec]

Motherwort - Leonurus cardica

Mullein - Verbascum thapsus - [German Commission E] [rec][rec]

Mullein, Large-flowered - Verbascum densiflorum

Mushroom, Maitake - Grifola frondosa - [rec]

Mushroom, Reishi - Ganoderma lucidum - [rec]

Mustard, White - Brassica alba - [German Commission E]

Myrrh - Commiphora myrrha - [rec][rec]

Nasturtium - Tropaeolum majus

Nut Grass - Cyperus rotundus

Oat, Cultivated - Avena sativa

Onion - Allium cepa - [German Commission E]

Oregano - Origanum vulgare

Patchouli - Pogostemon patchouli

Pennyroyal, American - Hedeoma pulegioides

Pepper, Long - Piper longum - [Herbal Defense] [rec]

Pepper, Sichuan- Zanthoxylum piperitum

Peppermint - Mentha piperita - [German Commission E] [rec][rec]

Prickly Ash, Japanese - Xanthoxylum piperitum

Plantain, English - Plantago lanceolata - [German Commission E][rec]

Quack Grass - Elymus repens - [German Commission E]

Raspberry, Red - Rubus idaeus - [rec][rec]

Rose, Apothecary's - Rosa gallica var. officinalis

Sea Buckthorn - Hippophae rhamnoides - [rec]

Silver Fir - Abies alba

Skullcap, Baikal - Scutellaria baikalensis - [rec]

Spearmint - Mentha spicata - [rec]

Spicebush - Lindera benzoin

Spruce - Picea excelsa - [German Commission E]

Sweet Cicely, Western - Osmorhiza occidentalis

Tamarind - Tamaridus indica

Tea Tree, Australian - Melaleuca alternifolia

Tea Tree, Weeping - Melaleuca leucadendra

Thyme, Creeping - Thymus serpyllum

Usnea - Usnea barbata - [rec]

Vervain, Blue - Verbena hastata

Watermint - Mentha aquatica

Wild Black Cherry - Prunus serotina - [rec]

Wild Ginger - Asarum canadense

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium - [rec][rec]

Yarrow, Western - Achillea lanulosa;

Yerba Buena - Satureja douglasii;

Yerba Mansa - Anemopsis californica

Yerba Santa - Eriodictyon trichocalyx

Yerba Santa - Eriodictyon californicum - [rec]


 

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