Diseases A – G and Herbs for Alternative Treatment

Traditional medicine has been used by the majority of the world population for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that an estimated 80 % of the population in developing countries depend on traditionally used medicinal plants for their primary health care [1]. The primary method of using medicinal herbs is to make herbal tea from a single or a blend of herbs in the same way as we would make it from the tea plant.

Diseases and Medicinal Herbs for Treatment


Wolf’s bane, Angelica root, Juniper berry, Yarrow, Lemongrass, Heather, Walnut leaf, Centaury, Mistletoe, Hawthorn, English plantain, Lavender, Birch leaf, Shepherd’s purse grass, Couch grass, Rhubarb, Heath Speedwell, Goldenrod, Horsetail, Peppermint, Valerian, Ginseng.


Common horsetail, Angelica root, Giant goldenrod, Alder buckthorn, Juniper, Yarrow, Heather, Rosehip, Walnut leaf, Centaury, Fumitory, Elderflower, Willow bark, Restharrow root, Calamus root, Chicory root, Meadowsweet, Lovage root, Birch leaf, Parsley root, Rhubarb root, Couch Grass root, Great Yellow Gentian root, Chickweed, Oregano, Ginger, Heartsease, Hay, Stinging nettle.


Hyssop, Lungwort, Common Melilot, Elderflower, White marshmallow leaf, and root, Coltsfoot, Hempnettle, Lemon balm, Thyme, Betony, Heath Speedwell, Creeping Charlie, Licorice, Primrose root, Butterbur, Cherry stems.


Angelica root, Ginger, Aniseed, Holy Thistle, Juniper, Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemon balm, Fennel seed, Dandelion root, Wormwood, Bogbean.

Cardiac Asthma:

Iris root, Mistletoe, Licorice root, Hawthorn, St. John’s Wort, Evening-primrose, White marshmallow Root, Thyme, Peppermint, Comfrey, Common melilot.


Mistletoe, Hawthorn, Evening-primrose, Valerian, Motherwort, Lemon balm, Angelica root, Lavender.


Elderflower, Peppermint, Linden flower, Chamomile, Willow bark and leaf, Bogbean, Wall germander, Meadowsweet, Silver Birch leaf, Poplar bud, Black locust flower, Ash leaf, Thyme, English plantain, Fennel seed, Giant goldenrod, Licorice, Gamandor, St John’s wort, Sweet-scented bedstraw, Mullein, Heath Speedwell, Eucalyptus, Butterbur, Boneset, Ginger, Common buckthorn, Purple coneflower.

A photo of a Chamomile flower

Colon Spasm:

Yarrow, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Calamus root, Chamomile, Silverweed, Marjoram, Aniseed, Birch leaf, Shepherd’s purse grass, Rhubarb root, Sweet clover, Verbena, Bogbean, Burnet-saxifrage.


(compress): Chamomile, Cornflower, Eyebright, Common poppy, English plantain, Yarrow, Common mallow.

Cough, Bronchitis, Hoarseness:

Black locust flower, Aniseed, Giant goldenrod, Elderflower, Yarrow, Star anise, Walnut leaf, Licorice, Fennel seed, Marsh Mallow leaf and root, White dead nettle, Linden flower, Iceland moss, Ginger, Thyme, Cowslip root and flower, Hemp-nettle, Creeping Charlie, Lovage, Marjoram, Coltsfoot, Mullein flower, Elfdock, Horehound, Common poppy, Smooth rupturewort, Yellow Melilot, Soapwort, Betony, Lungwort, English plantain, Heath Speedwell, Sage, Eucalyptus, Burnet-saxifrage.


Yarrow, English violet, Walnut Leaf, Stinging nettle, Couch grass-root, Elder root, Hops, Dandelion root, Coltsfoot root, Centaury, St John’s wort, Fumitory, Creeping Charlie, Oregano, Sweet-scented bedstraw, Spiny restharrow, Elderberry, Blackthorn, Black locust flower, Silver Birch leaf, European strawberry.

Diabetes type 2:

Bean husk, Watermelon seed, Stinging nettle, Heather, Blueberry, Dandelion root, Goat’s rue, Corn Silk, Strawberry leaf, Mulberry leaf.


Blueberry, Nettle root, Walnut leaf, Willow bark, Wild garlic, Blackthorn berry, Silverweed, Purslane, Blackberry leaf, Oak bark, Rumex seed, Tormentil.


Marigold, Peppermint, Chamomile.


(externally): Walnut leaves, Birthwort, Chamomile, Evening-primrose.


Elder root, Juniper, Stinging nettle, Rosehip, Ginger, Spiny restharrow, Field eryngo, meadowsweet, Lovage, Silver Birch leaf, Common milkwort, Parsley root, Smooth rupturewort, Daisy, Horsetail.


Angelica root, Lemon balm, Fennel, Iceland moss, Chamomile, Basil, Yarrow, Blackthorn, Silverweed, Mulberry, Couch Grass root, Wormwood, Garden sorrel seeds, Tormentil, Wild garlic, Sage, Turmeric.


Butterbur, Angelica root, Mistletoe, Thyme, Goat’s rue, Silverweed, Valerian, Rosemary, Oregano, Wormwood, Peppermint.


Fennel seed, Dill seed, Marjoram, Cloves, Peppermint, Yarrow, Spearmint, Alder Buckthorn, Savory, Basil, Lovage root, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Lavender.


White dead nettle, Yarrow, Mistletoe, Chamomile, Marigold, Wolf’s bane flower and leaf, Oakbark.

Gallstone or Gallbladder inflammation:

Sticklewort, Wolf’s bane, Alder buckthorn, Peppermint, Yarrow, Lemon balm, Centaury, Spearmint, Fumitory, Dandelion root, Dwarf everlast, Spiny restharrow, Chicory root, Marigold, Burnet-saxifrage, Meadowsweet, St John’s-wort, Horehound, Smooth rupturewort, Rhubarb root, Rosemary, Wall germander, Hemp-agrimony, Barberry, Woodruff, Verbena, Bogbean leaf, Artichoke, Sage, Ivy.

Gastric Acidity:

Aniseed, Sticklewort, Wolf’s bane, Holy Thistle grass, Elderflower, Yarrow, Stinging nettle, White marshmallow leaf, and root, Chamomile, Plantain, St John’s wort, Shepherd’s purse grass, Bogbean, Sage, Black locust flower, Woodsorrel.A photo of a herbal plant

Gastric Acid Deficiency:

Angelica root, Giant goldenrod, Juniper, Burnet-saxifrage, Walnut leaf, Fennel seed, Calamus root, Wormwood.


Chamomile, Smoke tree leaf, Juniper, Blueberry leaf, Sage, Angelica root, Sticklewort, Holy Thistle grass, Stinging nettle, Lemon balm, Yarrow, Centaury, White dead nettle, Shepherd’s purse grass, Mallow leaf, Horehound, Knotgrass, Plantain, Bogbean.

Graves’ disease:

Angelica root, White dead nettle, Peppermint, Yarrow, Lemon balm, Walnut leaf, Centaury, Mistletoe, Hawthorn, Lavender, Valerian, Woodruff, Motherwort, Bogbean, Sage.

Related: Diseases H – Z and Herbs to Treat

This page is for informational purposes. Don’t try to cure yourself by using this information without consulting your medical practitioner.


An infographic with a list of diseases and herbs to cure illness

  1. World Health Organisation . Health of indigenous peoples. Geneva, Switzerland: Factsheets N° 326; 2007