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Indications

The indications are disease states for which a herb may be employed, as well as more general or symptomatic indications. If you require information about a particular disease state, symptom or condition, click on the specific one you require in the list below. Under your chosen indication you will find general information on the condition, the herbal actions required to treat the condition, possible beneficial herbs and a sample formulation which could be employed as a general treatment.


abdominal distension  abdominal pain 
abnormal uterine bleeding  abscess 
abscess (poultice)  acne 
acne (topically)  Addison?s disease 
adenomyosis  ageing 
alcoholism  allergies/sensitivities 
alzheimer?s disease  amenorrhoea 
amenorrhoea, secondary  anaemia 
androgen excess  angina pectoris 
anorexia  anxiety 
arrhythmia  arteriosclerosis 
arthritis  asthma 
atherosclerosis  autoimmune disease 
avitaminosis  benign breast disease 
benign prostatic hyperplasia  bladder, atonic 
bleeding, internal  boils 
boils (poultice)  bronchial asthma 
bronchial asthma, with tachycardia  bronchial disorders 
bronchitis  bronchitis, acute 
bronchitis, chronic  bronchitis, with cardiac complications 
bronchitis, with peptic ulceration or gastritis  Buerger?s disease 
burns, severe, support after  calculi, kidney & bladder 
cancer  cancer, prevention of 
cancer, prevention of metastasis  candidiasis 
capillary fragility  cardiac debility 
cardiac failure, congestive  cardiac failure, mild 
cardiac oedema  cardiovascular disease, prevention 
cardiovascular weakness  cataract and diabetic complications 
catarrh  catarrh, gastrointestinal 
catarrh, genito-urinary tract  catarrh, naso-pharyngeal 
catarrh, respiratory  catarrhal deafness 
cellulitis  cerebral ischaemia 
cerebral sclerosis  cerebrovascular disease 
chemotherapy, to minimize the side-effects of  cholecystitis 
chorea  chronic fatigue syndrome 
circulation, cerebrovascular, impaired  circulation, peripheral, impaired 
colic, childhood  colic, gall bladder 
colic, intestinal  colic, renal 
colitis  common cold 
conjunctivitis (locally as eye lotion)  connective tissue disorders 
constipation  convalescence 
convulsions  cough 
cough, productive  cramps, muscular spasm, muscular tension 
Crohn?s disease  croup 
cystic hyperplasia  cystitis 
cystitis with haematuria  deafness, acute 
debility  dementia 
depression  depression, post natal 
diabetes mellitus  diabetes, gestational 
diabetic foot pain  diabetic neuropathy 
diabetic retinopathy  diarrhoea 
diarrhoea, childhood  digestive weakness 
digitalis hypersensitivity  diverticulitis 
dizziness  drug abuse 
duodenitis  dysentery 
dysmenorrhoea  dysmenorrhoea with scanty menses 
dysmenorrhoea, congestive  dysmenorrhoea, spasmodic 
dyspepsia  dyspepsia, flatulent 
dyspepsia, nervous  dysuria 
eczema  eczema (topically) 
elephantiasis  emaciation 
emphysema  endometriosis 
endothelaemia  enteritis 
enuresis  enuresis, childhood 
enuresis, nocturnal  epilepsy 
excitability  exhaustion 
exhaustion, mental  eye strain 
false labour pains  fever 
fever, childhood  fibroids 
fibrositis  flatulence 
flatulent colic  flavouring 
follicular cyst  fractures 
furunculosis  galactorrhoea 
gall stones (cholelithiasis)  gallbladder disorders 
gastric haemorrhage  gastric reflux 
gastritis  gastrointestinal tract, bacterial overgrowth of 
gastrointestinal tract, disorders  gastrointestinal tract, fungal overgrowth of 
gastrointestinal tract, infestation  Gilbert's syndrome 
gingivitis  glands, swollen 
glaucoma (external & internal)  gout 
Graves' disease  gums, bleeding 
haematemesis  haematuria 
haemoptysis  haemorrhoids 
haemorrhoids (topically)  halitosis 
hayfever  headache 
headache, tension  hepatitis 
hepatitis, chronic  herpes (topically) 
herpes simplex  high-protein oedemas including burns 
hormonal dysfunction  hyperacidity 
hyperactivity  hypercholesterolaemia 
hyperhydrosis including sweating with menopause  hyperlipidaemia 
hypertension  hypertensive headache 
hyperthyroidism  hypochlorhydria 
hypoglycaemia  immune deficiency 
impotence  incontinence 
indigestion  infection 
infection, acute  infection, bacterial 
infection, chronic  infection, eyes (topically) 
infection, fungal  infection, gastrointestinal system 
infection, protozoal  infection, respiratory tract 
infection, skin  infection, throat 
infection, throat (gargle)  infection, to improve resistance to 
infection, vagina  infection, viral 
infertility  infestation 
infestation, nematode  infestation, worms 
inflamed mucosa (topically, preparation in olive oil)  inflammation 
inflammation, chronic  inflammation, connective tissue 
inflammation, gastrointestinal tract  inflammation, oral cavity 
inflammation, ovaries/testes  inflammation, pelvic, chronic 
inflammation, post-traumatic  inflammation, respiratory tract 
inflammatory bowel disease  influenza 
injuries  injuries (topically) 
insomnia  intermittent claudication 
intestinal amoebiasis  intestinal bleeding 
intestinal dysbiosis  intestinal infestations 
intestinal inflammation  irritability 
irritable bowel syndrome  jaundice 
kidney disorders  lactation, poor 
laryngeal spasm  laryngitis 
latent hyperprolactinaemia  leucorrhoea 
leucorrhoea & vaginitis (douche)  liver cirrhosis 
liver congestion  liver damage 
liver disease  liver infection 
liver insufficiency  liver toxicity 
lumbago  luteal phase complaints 
lymphadenitis  lymphadenopathy 
lymphoedema  lymphoedema, filaritic 
lymphoma treatment, as an adjunct to  malaena 
malaria  mammary abscess (poultice) 
mastalgia  mastitis 
melancholia  memory and concentration, poor 
Méniére?s disease, dizziness from  menopause, depression 
menopause, hypertension and arrhythmias  menopause, menorrhagia 
menopause, symptoms  menorrhagia 
menstrual irregularity  metrorrhagia 
migraine  miscarriage, repeated 
miscarriage, threatened  morning sickness 
mouth and gum disorders  mumps 
myalgia  myalgia (topically) 
myasthenia gravis  myocardial infarction 
myocardial ischaemia  myocardial weakness 
narcolepsy  nausea 
neoplasm  nephritis 
nerve damage  nervous exhaustion 
nervous system disorders  nervous tachycardia 
nervous tension  neuralgia 
neuralgia (topically)  neurasthenia 
neuritis  night blindness 
night cramps  night sweats 
nose bleeds  obstructive airways disease, chronic 
oedema  oedema in lower legs 
oedema of renal origin  oedema, premenstrual 
oligomenorrhoea  oliguria 
organ prolapse  osteoarthritis 
ovarian and uterine pains  ovarian cyst 
ovulation, eratic  ovulation, painful 
palpitations  pelvic congestion 
pertussis  pharyngitis 
pharyngitis (gargle)  pleurisy 
pleurodynia (topically)  polycystic ovarian syndrome 
polymenorrhoea  portal hypertension 
post-partum haemorrhage  post-viral syndromes 
pregnancy, false labour pains  pregnancy, nausea 
pregnancy, to prepare uterus for labour  pregnancy, toxaemia of, & restless foetus 
premenstrual syndrome  progesterone deficiency 
prophylaxis  prostatic disease 
prostatitis  pruritus 
pruritus ani (topically)  psoriasis 
pulmonary disorders  pulmonary fibrosis 
pyelitis  radiation, side-effects of 
Raynaud?s syndrome  recovery from disease, to aid 
renal failure, mild  restless legs 
restlessness  restlessness in children 
retinal blood flow disorders  retinal damage 
retinal degeneration, ischaemic  rheumatic conditions 
rheumatic pains (topically)  rheumatism 
rheumatoid arthritis  rhinitis 
schizophrenia  sciatica 
scleroderma  sclerosis 
senile macular degeneration  septicemia, mild 
shingles  sickness, chronic 
sinusitis  skin disorders 
skin disorders (topically)  skin disorders, chronic 
sore throat (gargle)  sperm count, low 
spider veins  splenic enlargement 
steroids, to augment treatment with  stiff man syndrome 
stomatitis  stress 
stroke, recovery after  surgery, repair of skin and other soft tissues after 
sweating, excessive  sweet cravings 
systemic lupus erythematosus  tachycardia 
tachycardia, mild  tachycardia, paroxysmal 
testicular atrophy  thrombophlebitis 
thrombosis  thyroid gland, debilitated 
thyrotoxicosis with dyspnoea, tachycardia and tremor  tinea (topically) 
tinnitus  tiredness 
tonic for elderly  tonsillitis 
tooth ache  tooth ache (topically) 
tracheitis  trigeminal neuralgia 
ulcer (topically)  ulcer, gastriointestinal 
ulcer, mouth  ulcerative colitis 
urethritis  urinary bladder polyps 
urinary lithiasis  urinary tract infection 
urinary tract infection, chronic  urticaria 
uterine bleeding, dysfunctional  uterine dysfunction 
uterine involution, to assist  uterine prolapse 
vaccination, smallpox, ill-effects  vaginal & cervical mucosa, protection & repair (topically) 
varicose veins  varicose veins (topically) 
vascular damage  venous insufficiency 
venous insufficiency (topically)  venous insufficiency, chronic 
vertigo  visceral pain 
visual fatigue  vitiligo 
vomiting  vomiting of pregnancy 
warts  warts (topically) 
weight loss, to assist  wounds 
wounds (topically) 




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