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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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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