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.


Memory, enhancement of, lack of, loss of

Dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q-10, selenium, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C and vitamin E may be useful. Other supplements that may be useful include beta-carotene, zinc, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Note: selenium supplements are very small and are measured in micrograms (mcg) (millionths of a gram) and is toxic above 1,000 micrograms/day.

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].


Currant, Black - Ribes nigrum - [rec]

Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis - [rec]

Flax - Linum usitatissimum - [rec]

Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba - [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec]

Ginseng, Asian - Panax ginseng - [rec]

Gotu Kola - Centella asiatica -[rec] [rec]

Grape - Vitis vinifera - [rec] [rec]

Jujube, Chinese - Ziziphus jujuba - [rec]

Khat - Catha edulis

Longan - Dimocarpus longan

Mushroom, Reishi - Ganoderma lucidum

Olive - Olea europaea - [rec]

Pine, Maritime - Pinus pinaster - [rec]

Rose, Dog - Rosa canina - [rec]

Rose, Rugosa - Rosa rugosa - [rec]

Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis

Soybean - Glycine max - [rec] [rec] [rec]

Tea - Thea sinensis - [rec]


Maybe we can't avoid the fate of Humpty-Dumpty:


Modern Problems or Humpty-Dumpty Revisited


Humpty-Dumpty sat on a great wall

Humpty-Dumpty had a great memory he did recall

Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall

Now Humpty-Dumpty has no memory at all


All the King's supplements and all the King's herbs

Couldn't put Humpty-Dumpty's memory together again.

Now when asked about his travels to the Great Wall

Humpty-Dumpty merely says, "I can't recall."




Is it better to have visited The Great Wall

and there suffered a great fall

If you can't recall any memory of it at all?


With apologies to Mother Goose.



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