Herbs Listed By Common Name

The herb names below are linked to monographs of the medicinal herb that includes information on

  • Parts of the plant used as a medicine
  • Taste/Smell/Tendencies
  • Dosage
  • Specific Indications
  • How the herb is used
  • Contraindications

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Ginger Zingiber Officinalis

Corn Silk Zea Mays

Prickly Ash Zanthoxylum Clava-Herculis

Yucca Spp.

Ashwagandha Withania Somnifera

Chaste Tree Vitex Agnus Castus

Cramp Bark Viburnum Opulus

Vervain Verbena Officinalis

Mullein Verbascum Thapsus

Valerian Valeriana Officinalis

Bilberry Blueberry Vaccinium Spp.

Usnea Spp.

Stinging Nettle Urtica Spp.

Slippery Elm Ulmus fulva or Rubra

Fenugreek Trigonella Foenum-Graecum

Red Clover Trifolium Pratense

Linden Flower Tilia Spp.

Thyme Thymus Vulgaris

Western Cedar Thuja Plicata

Dandelion Taraxacum Officinale

Feverfew Tanacetum Parthenium

Pau D’ Arco Tabebuia Impetiginosa

Comfrey Symphytum Officinalis

Queen’s Root Stillingia Sylvatica

Lungwort Sticta Pulmonaria

Chickweed Stellaria Media

Betony Stachys Officinalis

Paracress Spilanthes Acmella

Goldenrod Solidago spp.

Sarsaparilla Smilax Spp.

Milk Thistle Silybum Marianum

Saw Palmetto Serenoa Repens

Cactus Selenicereus Grandiflorus

Skullcap Scutellaria lateriflora

Figwort Scrophularia Nodosa

Schisandra Chinensis

Bloodroot Sanguinaria Canadensis

Elder Flowers Sambucus Spp.

Danshen Salvia Miltiorrhiza

Sage Salvia Officinalis

Willow Salix spp.

Rue Ruta Graveolens

Butcher’s Broom Ruscus Aculeatus

Yellow Dock Rumex Crispus or Obtusifolius

Raspberry Leaf Rubus idaeus

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis

Rhubarb Root Rheum Officinalis

Cascara Rhamnus Purshiana

Oak Bark Quercus Spp.

Wild Cherry Prunus Spp.

Propolis

Poplar Buds Populus Spp.

Psyllium Plantago Arenaria, Afra, Asiatica or Ovata

Plantain Plantago Lanceolata or Major

Kava Piper Methysticum

Anise Pimpinella Anisum

Poke Phytolacca Decandra

Boldo Peumus Boldus

Parsley Petroselinum Crispum

Yohimbe Pausinystalia Johimbe

Passionflower Passiflora incarnata

Panax Ginseng Panax Quinquefolius

Devil’s Club Oplopanax Horridus

Catnip Nepeta Cataria

Bayberry Myrica Cerifera

Partridge Berry Mitchella Repens

Peppermint Mentha Piperita

Lemon Balm Melissa Officinalis

Alfalfa Medicago Sativa

Chamomile Matricaria Recutita

Horehound Marrubium Vulgaris

Oregon Grape Root Mahonia spp.

Bugleweed Lycopus Virginicus or Europaeus

Lomatium Dissectum

Lobelia Inflata

Flax Linum usitatissimum

Ligustrum Lucidum

Osha Ligusticum porteri

Culver’s Root Veronicastrum Virginica

Motherwort Leonurus Cardiaca

Lavender Lavandula Angustifolia

Chaparral Larrea Tridentata or Mexicana

Juniper Berry Juniperus Communis

Butternut Juglans Cinerea

Black Walnut Juglans Nigra

Blue Flag Iris Versicolor

Elecampane Inulu helenium

Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis

Saint John’s Wort Hypericum Perforatum

Goldenseal Hydrastis Canadensis

Hops Humulus Lupulus

Pennyroyal Mentha Pulegium

Devil’s Claw Harpagophytum Procumbens

Witch Hazel Hamamelis Virginiana

Gymnema Sylvestre

Gumweed Grindelia Spp.

Geranium Maculatum

Gentian Gentiana Lutea

Cleavers Galium Aparine

Bladderwrack Fucus Vesiculosus

Fennel Foeniculum vulgare

Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria

Eyebright Euphrasia officinalis

Boneset Eupatorium Perfoliatum

California Poppy Eschscholzia Californica

Yerba Santa Eriodictyon Californicum

Horsetail Equisetum Arvense

Ma Huang Ephedra Sinica

Siberian Ginseng Eleutherococcus Senticosus

Cardamom Elettaria Cardamomum

Echinacea Purpurea And Angustifolia

Wild Yam Dioscorea villosa

Ginkgo Biloba

Licorice Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Turmeric Curcuma longa

Hawthorne Crataegus spp.

Goldthread Coptis Chinensis

Lily Of The Valley Convallaria Majalis

Gum Guggul Commiphora Mukul

Myrrh Resin Commiphora Myrrha

Stone Root Collinsonia Canadensis

Blessed Thistle Cnicus Benedictus

Black Cohosh Actaea Racemosa

Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus

Pipsissewa Chimaphila umbellata

Greater Celandine Chelidonium majus

False Unicorn Chamaelirium luteum

Senna Cassia spp.

Caraway Carum carvi

Agathosma (Barosma) Betulina Buchu

Gotu Kola Centella asiatica

Red Root Ceanothus Americanus

Blue Cohosh Caulophyllum Thalictroides

Cinnamon Cinnamomum verum

Cayenne Capsicum Annuum & Frutescens

Shepherd’s Purse Capsella bursa-pastoris

Calendula Officinalis

Wild Indigo Baptisia Tinctoria

Angelica Archangelica

Yerba Mansa Anemopsis Californica

Astragalus membranaceus

Pleurisy root Asclepias tuberosa

Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris

Arnica spp.

Uva Ursi Arctostaphylos

Burdock Arctium lappa

California And American Spikenard Aralia Californica And Aralia racemosa

Dong Quai Angelica Sinensis

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Khella Ammi visnaga

Marshmallow Althaea officinalis

Aloe Vera

Garlic Allium sativum

Lady’s Mantle Alchemilla vulgaris

Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum

Alfalfa - Medicago sativa
Aloe -Aloe barbadensis
Angelica - Angelica archangelica
Anise - Pimpinella anisum
Arnica - Arnica montana
Ashwaganda - Withania somnifera
Astragalus - Astragalus membranaceus
Bayberry - Myrica cerifera
Betony - Stachys/Betonica officinalis
Bilberry/Blueberry/Huckleberry - Vaccinium spp.
Black cohosh - Cimicifuga actaea
Black walnut - Juglans nigra
Bladderwrack - Fucus versiculosus
Blessed thistle - Cnicus benedictus
Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis
Blue cohosh - Caulophyllum thalictroides
Blue flag - see Iris
Boldo - Peumus boldus
Boneset - Eupatorium perforatum
Buchu - Barosma betulina
Buckthorn - see similar herb Cascara
Bugleweed - Lycopus virginicus
Burdock - Arctium lappa
Butcher's broom - Ruscus aculeatus
Butternut - Juglans cinerea
Cactus - Selenicereus grandiflorus
Calendula - Calendula officinalis
California poppy - Eschscholzia californica
Caraway - Carum carvi
Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum
Cascara - Rhamnus purshiana
Catnip - Nepeta cataria
Cayenne - Capsicum frutescens
Cedar, Western - see Western cedar
Celandine, Greater - Chelidonium majus
Chamomile - Matricaria recutita
Chaparral - Larrea mexicana
Chaste tree berry - Vitex agnus castus
Chickweed - Stellaria media
Cinnamon - Cinnamomum spp.
Cleavers - Galium aparine
Comfrey - Symphytum officinalis
Corn silk - Zea mays
Cramp bark - Viburnum opulus
Culver's root - Leptandra virginica
Damiana - Turnera diffusa
Dandelion - Taraxacum officinalis
Danshen - Salvia miltiorrhiza
Devil's claw - Harpagophytum procumbens
Devil's club - Oplopanax horridus
Dong quai - Angelica sinensis
Echinacea - Echinacea spp.
Elder flowers - Sambucus spp.
Elecampane - Inula helenium
Eyebright - Euphrasia officinalis
False unicorn - Chamaelirium luteum
Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare
Fenugreek - Trigonella foenum-graecum
Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium
Figwort - Scrophularia nodosa
Flax seed - Linum usitatissimum
Fringe tree - Chionanthus virginicus
Garlic - Allium sativa
Gentian - Gentiana lutea
Geranium - Geranium maculatum
Ginger - Zingiber officinalis
Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba
Ginseng - Panax spp.
Goldthread - Coptis chinensis
Goldenrod - Solidago spp.
Goldenseal - Hydrastis canadensis
Gotu kola - Centella asiatica
Gum guggul - Commiphora mukul
Gumweed - Grindelia spp.
Gymnema - Gymnema sylvestre
Hawthorne - Crataegus spp.
Hops - Humulus lupulus
Horehound - Marrubium vulgaris
Horse chestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum
Horsetail - Equisetum arvense
Hyssop - Hyssopus officinalis
Iris - Iris versicolor

Juniper berry- Juniperus communis
Kava kava - Piper methysticum
Khella - Ammi visnaga
Lady's mantle - Alchemilla vulgaris
Lavender - Lavendula angustifolia
Lemon balm - Melissa officinalis
Licorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra
Ligustrum - Ligustrum lucidum
Lily of the valley - Convallaria majalis
Linden flower - Tilia spp.
Lobelia - Lobelia inflata
Lomatium - Lomatium dissectum
Lungwort - Sticta pulmonaria
Ma huang - Ephedra sinica
Marshmallow - Althea officinalis
Meadowsweet - Filipendula ulmaria
Milk thistle - Silybum marianum
Motherwort - Leonurus cardiaca
Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris
Mullein - Verbascum thapsus
Myrrh gum - Commiphora myrrha
Nettle Aerial Tops - Urtica spp.
Nettle root - Urtica spp.
Oak bark, white- Quercus alba
Oat - Avena sativa
Old man's beard - See Usnea
Oregon grape root and barberry - Mahonia spp.
Osha - Ligusticum porteri
Paracress - Spilanthes acmella
Parsley - Petroselinum crispum
Partridge berry - Mitchella repens
Passionflower - Passiflora incarnata
Pau d' arco - Tabebuia impetiginosa
Pennyroyal - Mentha pulegium
Peppermint - Mentha piperita
Pipsissewa - Chimaphilia umbellata
Plantain - Plantago spp.
Pleurisy root - Asclepias tuberosa
Poke - Phytolacca decandra
Poplar buds - Populus spp.
Prickly ash - Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
Propolis - Propolis
Psyllium - Plantago arenaria/ovata/asiatica
Pulsatilla - Anemone vulgaris and pratensis
Queen's root - Stillingia sylvatica
Red clover - Trifolium pratense
Red raspberry - Rubus idaeus
Red root - Ceanothus americanus
Rhubarb - Rheum officinalis
Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis
Rue - Ruta graveolens
Sage - Salvia officinalis
Sage root, Chinese - see Danshen
Saint John's wort - Hypericum perforatum
Sarsaparilla - Smilax officinalis
Saw palmetto - Serenoa repens
Schisandra - Schisandra chinensis
Senna - Cassia spp.
Shepherd's Purse - Capsella bursa-pastoris
Siberian ginseng - Eleutherococcus senticosus
Skullcap - Scutellaria laterifolia
Slippery elm - Ulmus spp. (rubra, fulva
Spikenard - Aralia racemosa
Stone root - Collinsonia canadensis
Thyme - Thymus vulgaris
Tumeric - Curcuma longa
Usnea - Usnea spp.
Uva ursi - Arctostaphylos uva ursi
Valerian - Valeriana officinalis
Vervain - Verbena officinalis
Western Cedar - Thuja plicata
Wild cherry - Prunus spp.
Wild indigo - Baptisia tinctoria
Wild yam - Dioscorea villosa
Willow - Salix spp.
Witch hazel - Hamamelis virginiana
Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
Yellow dock - Rumex crispus/obtusifolius
Yerba mansa - Anemopsis californica
Yerba santa - Eriodictyon californicum
Yohimbe - Pausinystalia johimbe
Yucca - Yucca spp.

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