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.


Strewing herbs

in American and European homes with dirt or stone floors, these herbs were traditionally scattered to discourage insect pests and to improve the general odor:

Basil, Sweet - Ocimum basilicum

Bedstraw, Lady's - Galium verum

Catmint - Nepeta mussinii

Chamomile, English - Chamaemelum nobile

Costmary - Chrysanthemum balsamita

Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare

Field Mint - Mentha arvensis

Hyssop - Hyssopus officinalis

Lavender - Lavandula officinalis

Lavender Cotton - Santolina chamaecyparissus

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis

Meadow-sweet - Filipendula ulmaria

Oregano - Origanum vulgare;

Pennyroyal - Mentha pulegium

Peppermint - Mentha piperita

Rose, Brier - Rosa rubiginosa

Rose, Dog - Rosa canina

Rue - Ruta graveolens

Sage - Salvia officinalis

Savory, Winter - Satureja montana

Southernwood - Artemisia abrotanum

Sweet Flag - Acorus calamus

Sweet Vernal Grass - Anthoxanthum odoratum

Sweet Woodruff - Asperula odorata

Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare

Thyme - Thymus vulgaris

Violet, Sweet - Viola odorata

Watermint - Mentha aquatica

Yellow Sweet Clover - Melilotus officinalis



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