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.


Menstrual (pre-menstrual syndrome) (PMS)

This seems to be a problem associated with modern western lifestyles and diets. Dietary supplements such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6 and vitamin E may be of use. If possible, cut back on alcohol, caffeine and sugar.

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].


Angelica, Chinese - Angelica sinesis - [rec][rec]

Black Cohosh - Cimicifuga racemosa - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec][rec][rec]

Borage - Borago officinalis - [rec]

Burdock, Great - Arctium lappa - [rec][rec]

Chaste Tree - Vitex agnus-castus - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec] [rec]

Currant, Black - Ribes nigrum - [rec]

Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale - [rec][rec][rec][rec]

Muira Puama - Dulacia inopiflora

Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis - [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Flax - Linum usitatissimum - [rec]

Ginger - Zingiber officinale - [rec]

Ginseng, Siberian - Eleutherococcus senticosus - [rec]

Pineapple - Ananas comosus - [rec]

Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis - [rec]

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

Shepherd's Purse - Capsella bursa-pastoris - [German Commission E]

Silverweed - Potentilla anserina - [German Commission E]

Skullcap - Scutellaria lateriflora - [rec][rec]

Soybean - Glycine max - [rec]

Valerian - Valeriana officinalis - [rec][rec][rec]

Vervain - Verbena officinalis - [rec]

Wild Yam - Dioscorea villosa - [rec][rec][rec]


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