Herbs Listed By Latin 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
  • Dosage
  • Specific Indications
  • Taste/Smell/Tendencies
  • How the herb is used
  • Contraindications

For a carousel with colored herb photos, see the "herbs listed by common names".

Achillea millefolium - Yarrow
Actaea racemosa - Black cohosh
Aesculus hippocastanum - Horse chestnut
Agathosma (Barosma) betulina -Buchu
Alchemilla vulgaris - Lady's mantle
Allium sativa - Garlic
Aloe barbadensis - Aloe
Althaea officinalis - Marshmallow
Ammi visnaga - Khella
Anemone vulgaris and pratensis (Pulsatilla)
Anemopsis californica -Yerba mansa
Angelica archangelica - Angelica
Angelica sinensis - Dong quai
Aralia racemosa - Spikenard
Arctium lappa - Burdock
Arctostaphylos uva ursi - Uva ursi
Arnica montana - Arnica
Artemisia vulgaris - Mugwort
Asclepias tuberosa - Pleurisy root
Astragalus membranaceus - Astragalus
Avena sativa - Oat
Baptisia tinctoria - Wild indigo
Barosma betulina -Buchu
Berberis spp. - See Mahonia
Calendula officinalis - Calendula
Capsella bursa-pastoris - Shepherd's Purse
Capsicum frutescens - Cayenne
Carum carvi - Caraway
Cassia spp. - Senna
Caulophyllum thalictroides - Blue cohosh
Ceanothus americanus - Red root
Centella asiatica - Gota kola
Chamaelirium luteum - False unicorn
Chelidonium majus - Greater Celandine
Chimaphilia umbellata - Pipsissewa
Chionanthus virginicus - Fringe tree
Cimicifuga racemosa - Black cohosh
Cinnamomum spp. - Cinnamon
Cnicus benedictus - Blessed thistle
Collinsonia canadensis - Stone root
Commiphora mukul - Gum Guggul
Commiphora myrrha - Myrrh gum
Convallaria majalis - Lily of the valley
Coptis chinensis - Goldthread
Crataegus spp. - Hawthorne
Curcuma longa  - Tumeric
Dioscorea villosa - Wild yam
Echinacea spp. - Purple cone flower
Elettaria cardamomum - Cardamom
Eleutherococcus senticosus - Siberian ginseng
Ephedra sinica - Ma huang
Equisetum arvense - Horsetail
Eriodictyon californicum - Yerba santa
Eschscholzia californica - California poppy
Eupatorium perforatum - Boneset
Euphrasia officinalis - Eyebright
Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet
Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel
Fucus vesiculosus - Bladderwrack
Galium aparine - Cleavers
Gentiana lutea - Gentian
Geranium maculatum - Geranium
Ginkgo biloba - Ginkgo
Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice
Grindelia spp. - Gumweed
Gymnema sylvestre - Gymnema
Hamamelis virginiana - Witch hazel
Harpagophytum procumbens -Devil's claw
Humulus lupulus - Hops
Hydrastis canadensis - Goldenseal
Hypericum perforatum - St. John's wort
Hyssopus officinalis - Hyssop
Inula helenium - Elecampane
Iris versicolor - Iris, Blue flag
Juglans cinerea - Butternut
Juglans nigra - Black Walnut
Juniperus communis - Juniper berry
Larrea mexicana - Chapparral
Lavandula angustifolia - Lavender
Leonurus cardiaca - Motherwort
Leptandra virginica - Culver's root

Ligusticum porteri - Osha
Ligustrum lucidum - Ligustrum
Linum usitatissimum - Flax seed
Lobelia inflata - Lobelia
Lomatium dissectum - Lomatium
Lycopus virginicus - Bugleweed
Mahonia spp. - Oregon grape root and barberry
Marrubium vulgaris - Horehound
Matricaria recutita - Chamomile
Medicago sativa - Alfalfa
Melissa officinalis - Lemon balm
Mentha piperita - Peppermint
Mentha pulegium - Pennyroyal
Mitchella repens - Partridge berry
Myrica cerifera - Bayberry
Nepeta cataria - Catnip
Oplopanax horridus - Devil's club
Panax spp. - Ginseng
Passiflora incarnata - Passionflower
Pausinystalia johimbe - Yohimbe
Petroselinum crispum - Parsley
Peumus boldus - Boldo
Phytolacca decandra - Poke
Pimpinella anisum - Anise
Piper methysticum - Kava kava
Plantago spp. - Plantain
Plantago arenaria/ovata/asiatica - Psyllium
Populus spp. - Poplar buds
Propolis - Propolis
Prunus spp. - Wild cherry
Pulsatilla vulgaris - see Anemone vulgaris also
Quercus alba - White oak bark
Rhamnus purshiana - Cascara
Rheum officinale - Rhubarb
Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosemary
Rubus idaeus - Red raspberry
Rumex crispus/obtusifolius - Yellow dock
Ruscus aculeatus - Butcher's broom
Ruta graveolens - Rue
Salix spp. - Willow
Salvia miltiorrhiza - Danshen
Salvia officinalis - Sage
Sambucus spp. - Elder flowers
Sanguinaria canadensis - Bloodroot
Schisandra chinensis - Schisandra
Scrophularia nodosa - Figwort
Scutellaria lateriflora - Skullcap
Selenicereus grandiflorus - Cactus
Serenoa repens - Saw palmetto
Silybum marianum - Milk thistle
Smilax officinalis - Sarsaparilla
Solidago spp. - Goldenrod
Spilanthes acmella - Paracress
Stachys/Betonica officinalis - Betony
Stellaria media - Chickweed
Sticta pulmonaria - Lungwort
Stillingia sylvatica - Queen's root
Symphytum officinalis - Comfrey
Tabebuia impetiginosa - Pau d' arco
Tanacetum parthenium - Feverfew
Taraxacum officinalis - Dandelion
Thuja plicata or occidentalis - Western cedar
Thymus vulgaris - Thyme
Tilia spp. - Linden flower
Trifolium pratense - Red clover
Trigonella foenum-graecum - Fenugreek
Ulmus spp. (rubra, fulva) - Slippery elm
Urtica spp. - Nettle aerial tips and root
Usnea spp. - Old man's beard
Vaccinium spp. - Bilberry/Huckleberry
Valeriana officinalis - Valerian
Verbascum thapsus - Mullein
Verbena officinalis - Vervain
Viburnum opulus - Cramp bark
Vitex agnus castus - Chaste tree berry
Withania somnifera - Ashwaganda
Yucca spp. - Yucca
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis - Prickly ash
Zea mays - Corn silk
Zingiber officinalis - Ginger

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