The Medicinal Herb Info site was created to help educate visitors about the often forgotten wisdom of the old ways of treating illnesses. Many of today's drugs and medicines were originally derived from natural ingredients, combinations of plants and other items found in nature.

We are not suggesting that you ignore the help of trained medical professionals, simply that you have additional options available for treating illnesses. Often the most effective treatment involves a responsible blend of both modern and traditional treatments.

We wish you peace and health!



If any of the following accompany the headache, see the doctor: blurred vision, sensitivity to light, pressure behind the eyes relieved by vomiting, food allergies, pressure in the facial sinuses, throbbing of head and temples, heart pounding, visual color changes, and feeling as though your head will explode.

Those with frequent headaches may have allergies to wheat, chocolate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), sulfites (used in restaurants on salad bars), sugar, hot dogs, luncheon meats, citric acid, fermented foods (cheeses, sour cream, yogurt), alcohol, vinegar or marinated foods.

Other causes, stress, tension, anxiety, constipation, eye, nose and throat diseases, trauma to the head, pollution, sinusitis, drugs, tobacco, fever, perfume, after-shaves, food allergies. Possible causes: bowel problems, mold allergies, toxic overdoses of vitamin A, vitamin B deficiency, hypertension, grinding of the teeth, and coffee.
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Calcium, 1,500 mg. per day.

Magnesium, 1,000 mg. per day.

Coenzyme Q10, 30 mg. twice daily, improves oxygenation.

Niacin, 300 mg. per day, doctors supervision is advised.

Potassium, 99 mg. per day, for the proper sodium/potassium balance, to reduce water retention.

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6), 50 mg. 3 times a day, plus B complex, 50 mg. 3 times a day.

Vitamin C plus bioflavonoids, 2,000-8,000 mg in divided doses per day.

Vitamin E, 400 IU daily, improves circulation.
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  • Aloe
  • Angelica
  • Arnica
  • Balm, sweet
  • Basil
  • Beechdrop
  • Beech tree
  • Betony, wood
  • Bitterroot
  • Black root
  • Blood root
  • Boneset
  • Brigham
  • Buckbean
  • Bull nettle
  • Burdock root
  • Butternut
  • Calico bush
  • Capsicum
  • Catnip
  • Celandine
  • Chamomile
  • Chicory root
  • Cinnamon
  • Clover, red
  • Clover, yellow sweet
  • Cohosh, black
  • Coltsfoot
  • Comfrey
  • Cordylis, golden
  • Cotton root
  • Cowslip
  • Crampbark high
  • Culver’s root
  • Damiana
  • Dandelion
  • Elder
  • Ephedra
  • Feverfew
  • Flag, sweet
  • Fringe tree
  • Ginger, wild
  • Ginseng
  • Goldenseal root
  • Gravel root
  • Horseradish
  • Indian hemp, black
  • Indigo, wild
  • Ivy, ground
  • Jack in the Pulpit
  • Jasmine, yellow flowers
  • Labrador tea
  • Lady’s slipper
  • Larkspur
  • Lavender
  • Leverwood
  • Linden
  • Liver leaf
  • Lobelia
  • Marjoram
  • Marshmallow
  • Melissa, lemon balm
  • Mignonette
  • Milkweed
  • Mint
  • Mugwort
  • Mullein
  • Mustard seed
  • Nettle
  • Passion-flower
  • Pennyroyal
  • Peppermint
  • Plantain
  • Pleurisy root
  • Poke root
  • Poplar
  • Prickly ash, bark
  • Prickly poppy
  • Pulsatilla
  • Red root
  • Rhubarb
  • Rose flowers
  • Rosemary
  • Rue
  • Sage
  • St. John’s wort
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Senna
  • Sesame seeds, black
  • Skullcap
  • Spikenard
  • Stillingia
  • Stoneroot
  • Sumac
  • Sundew
  • Tansy
  • Thistle, blessed
  • Thuja
  • Thyme
  • Vervain
  • Valerian
  • Violet
  • Wafer ash
  • Walnut, black
  • Water pepper
  • Willow bark
  • Wintergreen
  • Yam, wild
  • Yarrow
  • Yellow parilla

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A West German publication reported that some foods contain the amino acid tyramine, a substance that causes the blood pressure to rise, resulting in a dull headache. These foods are referred to as containing tyramine: bananas, caffeine, alcohol, cheese and sour cream, chicken, chocolate, citrus fruits, cold cuts, smoked fish, herring, onions, peanut butter, pork, vinegar, wine, and fresh-baked yeast products. Try eliminating these and reintroducing them one at a time and see which ones produce the headache. Keep in a diary for reference.

Amino acids are also found in market brands: Equal, Accent, NutraSweet, and nitrites found as preservatives in hot dogs and luncheon meats.
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Half a grapefruit before bedtime will aid sleeping. Also taking inositol, tryptophan, and/or calcium will help. Do not eat sweet fruit or anything sweet after 5 p.m.

Eat a well-balanced diet. Avoid chewing gum, ice cream, iced beverages, salt and excessive sunlight.
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Buy It! Back to Eden, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

Buy It! Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

Buy It! The Old Herb Doctor, by Joseph E. Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, copyright 1984, sixth printing 1994.

Buy It! Earl Mindell’s Herb Bible, by Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., Simon & Schuster/Fireside, Rockefeller Center 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020

Buy It! Indian Herbalogy of North America, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

Buy It! The Complete Medicinal Herbal, by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, First American Edition, copyright 1993

Buy It! Planetary Herbology, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

Buy It! The Herb Book, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

Buy It! The Rodale Herb Book: How to Use, Grow, and Buy Nature’s Miracle Plants (An Organic gardening and farming book), edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

Buy It! The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine, by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Second edition, 1988.

Buy It! Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements, by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., Avery Publishing Group, Inc., Garden City Park, NY

Buy It! The Nature Doctor: A Manual of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, by Dr. H.C.A. Vogel; Keats Publishing, Inc., 27 Pine Street (Box 876) New Canaan, CT. 06840-0876. Copyright Verlag A. Vogel, Teufen (AR) Switzerland 1952, 1991

Buy It!The Magic of Herbs, by David Conway, published by Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, England. (Out of print)

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