1. 418 James, Ph.D.. "The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook" Rodale Books, (2000) The medicinal chemicals responsible for Horehounds expectorant action, marrubiin and marrubinic acid, also help stabilize heart rhythm. Until 1900, horehound was an accepted medicinal in the U.S. Pharmacopeia, and was found in various over-the-counter nostrums, including cough drops, until 1989, when the FDA challenged its use for a supposed lack of efficacy. A year later, Germany's commission E endorsed horehounds folk reputation as an effective treatment for coughing, colds and indigestion. Decide for yourself.
  2. 694 James, Ph.D.. "The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook" Rodale Books, (2000) Cardamom is perhaps the best source of a phytochemical called cineole which helps break up chest congestion and gives the entire central nervous system a boost. It kills the bacteria responsible for bad breath. pp61-62
  3. 738 Commission E . Lavender flower monograph , American Botanical Council, (1984): Lavender is approved for use by the German Commission E for use internally for "Mood disturbances such as restlessness or insomnia, functional abdominal complaints (nervous stomach irritations, Roehmheld syndrome, meteorism, nervous intestinal discomfort). and for external use in baths for the Treatment of functional circulatory disorders,
  4. 1330 Grieve, Maud. "A Modern Herbal" Harcourt, (1931) Carminative and pectoral. Anise enjoys considerable reputation as a medicine in coughs and pectoral affections. In hard, dry coughs where expectoration is difficult, it is of much value. It is greatly used in the form of lozenges and the seeds have also been used for smoking, to promote expectoration. The volatile oil, mixed with spirits of wine forms the liqueur Anisette, which has a beneficial action on the bronchial tubes. 39
  5. 1737 Commission E . Agrimony monograph , American Botanical Council, (1986): Agrimony is approved by the German Commission E internal use for mild, nonspecific, acute diarrhea and inflammation of oral and pharyngeal mucosa (sore throat). The dried, above-ground parts of Agrimonia eupatoria L. and/or A. procera can be used as a skin wash to treat skin inflammation and irritations. ,
  6. 1735 Smith, A.W.. "A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names:" Dover, (1997) The Greeks used teas made from anise and fennel for asthma and other respiratory ailments. They both contain creosol and alpha-pinene, which help to loosen bronchial secretions.
  7. 1736 Adkison JD, Bauer DW, Chang T . The effect of topical arnica on muscle pain. , ABC: Pharmacother. October 2010;44(10):1579-1584., (): Herbal arnica preparations have a much higher extract concentration than homeopathic preparations. Homeopathic remedies are produced by multiple dilutions of a plant extract. Strength is determined by the amount of dilution in the extract that is expressed with letters that correspond to the factored dilution as "X" or "D" (factor of 10), "L" (factor of 50), or "C" (factor of 100). In several studies using oral homeopathic arnica to treat post-exercise delayed-onset muscular soreness, a tendency toward relief was noted in some data, but preparations and results were inconsistent.,