Medicinal Plant List by Common Name




List of medicinal plants...

I am posting these herbs for research purposes. It is not an ideal way for a beginner to learn about herbs. However, a novice herbalist will certainly glean some good information here.

If you want simplify learning about plants, check this kit out.

Also, our simple home remedies on this site are another great way to learn about herbs. Take it one experience at a time.

(All herbs listed on this medicinal plant list are from the book Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth, by Sharol Tilgner, N.D. and are used with permission.)

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

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
Aloe (Aloe barbadensis)
Angelica (Angelica archangelica)
Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
Arnica (Arnica montana)
Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera)
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)

Betony (Stachys/Betonica officinalis)
Bilberry/Huckleberry (Vaccinium spp.)
Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)
Bladderwrack (Fucus versiculosus)
Blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus)
Blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)
Boneset (Eupatorium perforatum)
Burdock (Arctium lappa)


Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Caraway (Carum carvi)
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Cascara (Rhamnus purshiana)
Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens)
Cedar, Western (Thuja plicata or occidentalis)
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Chaparral (Larrea mexicana)
Chaste tree berry (Vitex agnus castus)
Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.)
Cleavers (Galium aparine)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Comfrey (Symphytum officinalis)
Corn silk (Zea mays)
Cramp bark (Viburnum opulus)

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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis)
Devil's club (Oplopanax horridus)
Dong quai (Angelica sinensis)

Echinacea (Echinacea spp.)
Elder flowers(Sambucus spp.)
Elecampane (Inula helenium)
Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis)

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Flax seed (Linum usitatissimum)

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Garlic (Allium sativa)
Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Ginseng (Panax spp.)
Goldenrod (Solidago spp.)
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
Gotu kola (Centella asiatica)
Gravel root (Eupatorium purpureum)

Hawthorne (Crataegus spp.)
Hops (Humulus lupulus)
Horehound (Marrubium vulgaris)
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

Kava kava (Piper methysticum)

Lady's mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris)
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Linden flower (Tilia spp.)
Lobelia (Lobelia inflata)
Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum)
Lungwort (Sticta pulmonaria)

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Marshmallow (Althea officinalis)
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
Myrrh gum(Commiphora myrrha)

Nettle (Urtica spp.)

Oat (Avena sativa)
Old man's beard, Usnea (Usnea spp.)
Oregon grape root and barberry (Mahonia spp.)
Osha (Ligusticum porteri)

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Plantain (Plantago spp.)
Poplar buds (Populus spp.)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense)
Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
Red root (Ceanothus americanus)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

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Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Saint John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia)
Slippery elm (Ulmus spp. (rubra, fulva))

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Tumeric (Curcuma longa)

Uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva ursi)

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Vervain (Verbena officinalis)

White oak bark(Quercus alba)
Wild cherry (Prunus spp.)
Willow (Salix spp.)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Yellow dock (Rumex crispus/obtusifolius)

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