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.
Menopause, discomforts of
some suggest that vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, betacarotene, bioflavonoids and zinc may prove of use. Others suggest that dietary supplements vitamin K, boron, calcium, copper and magnesium may be useful. Regular moderate exercise may also prove to be of value.
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].
Hayseed - various flowers, seeds and leaves [rec]
Alfalfa - Medicago sativa - [rec]
Angelica, Chinese - Angelica sinesis - [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec]
Black Cohosh - Cimicifuga racemosa - [German Commission E] + [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec]
Blessed Thistle - Cnicus benedictus - [rec]
Borage - Borago officinalis - [rec]
Chaste Tree - Vitex agnus-castus - [German Commission E] + [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec] [rec]
Crampbark - Viburnum opulus - [rec]
Currant, Black - Ribes nigrum - [rec]
Damiana - Turnera diffusa - [rec]
Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis - [rec]
Fairywand - Chamaelirium luteum - [rec]
Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba - [rec]
Ginseng, Siberian - Eleutherococcus senticosus - [rec] [rec]
Lady's Mantle - Alchemilla vulgaris
Lady's Mantle, Alpine - Alchemilla alpina
Oat, Cultivated - Avena sativa - [rec]
Red Clover - Trifolium pratense - [rec]
Safflower - Carthanum tinctorius
Soybean - Glycine max - [rec] [rec]
Suma - Pfaffia paniculata
Wheat - Triticum æstivum - [rec]
Wild Yam - Dioscorea villosa - [rec] [rec] [rec]
Willow, White - Salix alba
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