Index of medicinal herbs arranged alphabetically by their common English names. The herbs have also been arranged alphabetically by their scientific names or Latin names.

There is usually only one Latin name for each plant but the same common name can refer to several different plant species. Also one plant can have several different common English names.

New profiles on medicinal herbs are added regularly so if a specific herb can not be found at this time it will probably be there eventually.

Browse the directory of medicinal herbs below.

A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – R – S – T – U – V– W – X – Y – Z

A

Agave    • (Agave americana)
Agrimony    • (Agrimonia eupatoria)
Alfalfa    • (Medicago sativa)
Allspice    • (Pimenta dioica)
Aloe    • (Aloe vera)
American Ginseng    • (Panax quinquefolius)
Amur Cork Tree    • (Phellodendron amurense)
Andrographis    • (Andrographis paniculata)
Angelica    • (Angelica archangelica)
Anise    • (Pimpinella anisum)
Arnica Montana    • (Arnica montana)
Arrowroot    • (Maranta arundinacea)
Artichoke    • (Cynara scolymus)
Asafetida    • (Ferula assa-foetida)
Asarabacca    • (Asarum europaeum)
Ashwagandha    • (Withania somnifera)
Astragalus    • (Astragalus membranaceus)
Avocado    • (Persea americana)

B

Balloon Flower    • (Platycodon grandiflorus)
Barberry    • (Berberis vulgaris)
Basil (Sweet Basil)    • (Ocimum basilicum)
Bay Laurel    • (Laurus nobilis)
Bayberry    • (Myrica cerifera)
Bearberry    • (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Bergamot    • (Citrus bergamia)
Bilberry    • (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Bistort    • (Bistorta officinalis/Polygonum bistorta)
Biting Stonecrop    • (Sedum acre)
Bitter Melon    • (Momordica charantia)
Bitter Orange    • (Citrus aurantium)
Blackberry    • (Rubus fruticosus)
Black Cohosh    • (Actaea racemosa/Cimicifuga racemosa)
Black-Eyed Susan    • (Rudbeckia hirta)
Black Walnut    • (Juglans nigra)
Blessed Thistle    • (Cnicus benedictus)
Bletilla    • (Bletilla striata)
Blue Cohosh    • (Caulophyllum thalictroides)
Bog Myrtle    • (Myrica gale)
Bogbean    • (Menyanthes trifoliata)
Boldo    • (Peumus boldus)
Boneset    • (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Borage    • (Borago officinalis)
Boswellia Serrata    • (Boswellia Serrata)
Boxwood    • (Buxus sempervirens)
Brooklime    • (Veronica beccabunga)
Buchu    • (Agathosma betulina)
Bugleweed    • (Lycopus virginicus/Lycopus europaeus)
Burdock    • (Arctium lappa)
Burnet Saxifrage    • (Pimpinella saxifraga)
Butcher’s Broom    • (Ruscus aculeatus)
Butterbur    • (Petasites hybridus)

C

Calendula    • (Calendula officinalis)
California Poppy    • (Eschscholzia californica)
Camphor Tree     • (Cinnamomum camphora)
Caraway    • (Carum carvi)
Carob    • (Ceratonia siliqua)
Cascara Sagrada    • (Rhamnus purshiana)
Cat’s Claw    • (Uncaria tomentosa)
Catnip    • (Nepeta cataria)
Cayenne Pepper    • (Capsicum annuum/Capisicum frutescens)
Chamomile (German Chamomile)    • (Matricaria recutita/Chamomilla recutita)
Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex)    • (Vitex agnus-castus)
Chickweed    • (Stellaria media)
Chicory    • (Cichorium intybus)
Chinese Knotweed or Fo-Ti    • (Polygonum multiflorum)
Chinese Rhubarb    • (Rheum officinale)
Chinese Skullcap    • (Scutellaria baicalensis)
Cicely    • (Myrrhis odorata)
Cinchona Bark    • (Cinchona officinalis)
Cinnamon    • (Cinnamomum verum)
Clove    • (Syzygium aromaticum)
Coleus Forskohlii    • (Plectranthus barbatus/Coleus barbatus)
Coltsfoot    • (Tussilago farfara)
Columbine    • (Aquilegia vulgaris)
Comfrey    • (Symphytum officinale)
Common Figwort    • (Scrophularia nodosa)
Common Mallow    • (Malva sylvestris)
Coriander    • (Coriandrum sativum)
Cowslip    • (Primula veris/Primula officinalis)
Cranberry    • (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Cranesbill    • (Geranium maculatum)
Culver’s Root    • (Veronicastrum virginicum)
Cumin    • (Cuminum cyminum)
Cyclamen    • (Cyclamen hederifolium, Cyclamen purpurascens)

D

Daisy    • (Bellis perennis)
Damiana    • (Turnera diffusa/Turnera aphrodisiaca)
Dandelion    • (Taraxacum officinale)
Dang Shen    • (Codonopsis pilosula)
Devil’s Bit Scabious    • ( Succisa pratensis)
Devil’s Claw    • (Harpagophytum procumbens)
Dichroa    • (Dichroa febrifuga)
Dill    • (Anethum graveolens)
Dong Quai    • (Angelica sinensis)
Duckweed    • (Lemna minor)
Dwarf Milkwort    • (Polygala amarella)

E

Echinacea    • (Echinacea angustifolia/Echinacea purpurea)
Elderberry    • (Sambucus nigra)
Elecampane    • (Inula helenium)
Eleuthero    • (Eleutherococcus senticosus) – Also known as Siberian ginseng.
English Ivy    • (Hedera helix)
Ephedra (Ma Huang)    • (Ephedra sinica)
Eucalyptus    • (Eucalyptus Globulus)
European Ash    • (Fraxinus excelsior)
Evening Primrose    • (Oenothera biennis)
Eyebright    • (Euphrasia officinalis)

F

False Unicorn    • (Chamaelirium luteum)
Fennel    • (Foeniculum vulgare)
Fenugreek    • (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
Feverfew    • (Tanacetum Parthenium)
Flaxseed    • (Linum usitatissimum)

G

Galangal    • (Alpinia officinarum)
Garcinia Cambogia    • (Garcinia cambogia/Garcinia gummi-gutta)
Garlic    • (Allium sativum)
Gentian    • (Gentiana lutea/Gentiana acaulis/Gentiana scabra)
Ginger Root    • (Zingiber officinale)
Ginkgo Biloba    • (Ginkgo Biloba)
Golden Seal    • (Hydrastis canadensis)
Gotu kola    • (Centella asiatica)
Great Burnet    • (Sanguisorba officinalis)
Great Mullein    • (Verbascum thapsus)
Greater Celandine    • (Chelidonium majus)
Grindelia    • (Grindelia camporum/Grindelia cuneifolia/Grindelia squarrosa)
Guarana    • (Paullinia cupana)
Gymnema Sylvestre    • (Gymnema sylvestre)

H

Hawthorn    • (Crataegus laevigata)
Heather    • (Calluna vulgaris/Erica vulgaris)
Hedge Mustard    • (Sisymbrium officinale)
Hedge Hyssop    • (Gratiola officinalis)
Hemp Agrimony    • (Eupatorium cannabinum)
Henbane    • (Hyoscyamus niger)
Henna    • (Lawsonia inermis)
Hepatica    • (Anemone hepatica)
Herb Paris    • (Paris quadrifolia)
Hoodia Gordonii    • (Hoodia gordonii)
Hops    • (Humulus lupulus)
Horny Goat Weed    • (Epimedium grandiflorum/Epimedium sagittatum)
Horsetail    • (Equisetum arvense)
Hyssop    • (Hyssopus officinalis)

I

Iceland Moss    • (Cetraria islandica) – A Lichen

J

Jamaica Dogwood    • (Piscidia erythrina/Piscidia piscipula)
Juniper    • (Juniperus communis)

K

Kava Kava    • (Piper methysticum)
Kudzu    • (Pueraria lobata)

L

Lady’s Mantle    • (Alchemilla vulgaris)
Lavender    • (Lavandula angustifolia/Lavandula officinalis)
Lemon Balm    • (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon Grass    • (Cymbopogon citratus)
Licorice    • (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Lily of the Valley    • (Convallaria majalis)
Lobelia Inflata    • (Lobelia inflata)
Lovage    • (Levisticum officinale)

M

Maca Root    • (Lepidium meyenii)
Madder    • (Rubia tinctorum)
Malabar Nut    • (Adhatoda vasica)
Maritime Pine Bark    • (Pinus pinaster)
Marshmallow Root    • (Althea officinalis)
Marsh Woundwort    • (Stachys palustris)
Meadowsweet    • (Filipendula ulmaria)
Milk Thistle    • (Silybum marianum)
Mistletoe    • (Viscum album)
Motherwort    • (Leonurus cardiaca)
Mugwort    • (Artemisia vulgaris)
Muira Puama    • (Ptychopetalum olacoides)
Myrrh    • (Commiphora myrrha/Commiphora molmol)

N

Nasturtium    • (Tropaeolum majus)
Neem    • (Azadirachta indica)
Night Blooming Cereus    • (Selenicereus grandiflorus/Cactus grandiflorus)

O

Oakmoss    • (Evernia prunastri) – A Lichen
Oat Straw    • (Avena sativa)
Onion    • (Allium cepa)
Oregano    • (Origanum vulgare)
Oregon Grape    • (Mahonia aquifolium/Berberis aquifolium)

P

Panax Ginseng (Asien Ginseng)    • (Panax Ginseng)
Parsley    • (Petroselinum crispum)
Passion Flower    • (Passiflora incarnata)
Pau d’Arco    • (Tabebuia avellanedae/Tabebuia impetiginosa)
Peppermint    • (Mentha piperita)
Picrorhiza Kurroa    • (Picrorhiza kurroa)
Pipsissewa    • (Chimaphila umbellata)
Plantain/Common Plantain     • (Plantago major)
Pleurisy Root    • (Asclepias tuberosa)
Purslane    • (Portulaca oleracea)
Pygeum    • (Prunus africanus)

R

Raspberry    • (Rubus idaeus)
Red Clover    • (Trifolium pratense)
Red Poppy    • (Papaver rhoeas)
Rehmannia    • (Rehmannia glutinosa)
Rhatany    • (Krameria lappacea)
Rhodiola Rosea    • (Rhodiola rosea)
Rosemary    • (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rupturewort    • (Herniaria glabra)

S

Sage    • (Salvia Officinalis)
Saw Palmetto    • (Serenoa repens)
Scarlet Pimpernel    • (Anagallis arvensis)
Self Heal    • (Prunella vulgaris)
Senega Root    • (Polygala senega)
Shepherd’s Purse    • (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
Skullcap    • (Scutellaria lateriflora)
Slippery Elm    • (Ulmus rubra)
Southernwood    • (Artemisia abrotanum)
Stinging Nettle    • (Urtica dioica)
Styrax    • (Styrax Benzoin)
St. John’s Wort    • (Hypericum perforatum)
Sunflower    • (Helianthus annuus)
Sun Spurge    • (Euphorbia helioscopia)
Sweet Grass    • (Hierochloe odorata/Anthoxanthum nitens)
Sweet Orange    • (Citrus sinensis)

T

Tansy    • (Tanacetum vulgare)
Tea plant    • (Camellia sinensis)
Tea Tree Oil    • (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Thuja    • (Thuja occidentalis)
Thyme    • (Thymus vulgaris)
Tongkat Ali    • (Eurycoma longifolia)
Tribulus Terrestris    • (Tribulus terrestris)
Turmeric    • (Curcuma longa)

V

Valerian    • (Valeriana Officinalis)
Varuna    • (Crataeva nurvala)
Vervain    • (Verbena officinalis)

W

Water Pepper    • (Persicaria hydropiper)
White Horehound    • (Marrubium vulgare)
White Willow Bark    • (Salix alba)
Wild Indigo    • (Baptisia tinctoria)
Wild Yam    • (Dioscorea villosa)
Witch Hazel    • (Hamamelis virginiana)
Wormwood    • (Artemisia absinthium)

Y

Yarrow    • (Achillea millefolium)
Yellow Dock    • (Rumex crispus)
Yerba Mate    • (Ilex paraguariensis)