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.

Immune system support

(to minimize infections). Dietary supplements such as vitamin C, vitamin E and co-enzyme Q-10 may be of value. Supplements vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, copper, iron, selenium and zinc may also be useful. Note: if you suffer from any auto-immune diseases, consult with a competent medical authority before taking medicinal herbs to support the immune system.

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].


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


Astragalus - Astragalus membranaceus - [rec] [rec] [rec]

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Bitter Melon - Momordica charantia

Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum - [German Commission E]

Cassia - Cinnamomum cassia - [German Commission E]

Cat's Claw - Uncaria tomentosa - [rec]

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

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

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

Echinacea - Echinacea pallida - [rec] [rec]

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

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

Ginger - Zingiber officinale - [rec]

Ginseng, Siberian - Eleutherococcus senticosus - [German Commission E] + [rec] [rec] [rec]

Ginseng, Asian - Panax ginseng - [rec] [rec] [rec]

Guduchi - Tinospora cordifolia - [rec]

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

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

Mushroom, Maitake - Grifola frondosa - [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec]

Mushroom, Reishi - Ganoderma lucidum - [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec]

Mushroom, Shiitake - Lentinula edodes - [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec]

Mushroom, Turkey Tail - Trametes versicolor - [rec]

Noni - Morinda citrifolia

Onion - Allium cepa - [German Commission E]

Pepper, Long - Piper longum - [rec]

Peppermint - Mentha piperita - [German Commission E]

Pineapple - Ananas comosus - [rec]

Privet, Chinese Glossy - Ligustrum lucidum

Quack Grass - Elymus repens - [German Commission E]

Soybean - Glycine max - [rec]

Spruce - Picea excelsa - [German Commission E]

Tea - Thea sinensis - [rec]

Turmeric - Curcuma longa - [rec][rec]

Withania - Withania somnifera

Woad - Isatis tinctoria - [rec]


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