Common Names For Herbs

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

Bayberry (
Myrica cerifera)
Beth root (
Trillium spp.
)
Betony (
Stachys/Betonica officinalis
)
Bilberry/Huckleberr y (
Vaccinium spp.
)
Black cohosh (
Cimicifuga racemosa
)
Black walnut (
Juglans nigra
)
Bladderwrack (
Fucus versiculosus
)
Blessed thistle (
Cnicus benedictus
)
Bloodroot (
Sanguinaria canadensia
)
Blueberry (
Vaccinium spp.
)
Blue cohosh (
Caulophyllum thalictroides
)
Blue flag (
Iris versicolor
)
Boldo (
Peumus boldus
)
Boneset (
Eupatorium perforatum
)
Buchu (
Barosma betulina
)
Buckthorn (
Rhamnus frangula
)
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 (
Thuja plicata or occidentalis
)
Celandine, Greater (
Chelidonium majus
)
Chamomile (
Matricaria recutita
)
Chapparral (
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
)
Culver’s root (
Leptandra virginica
)

Damiana (
Turnera diffusa)
Dandelion (
Taraxacum officinalis
)
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
)
Fo-ti, Ho-Shou-Wu (
Polygonum multiflorum
)
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
)
Gravel root (
Eupatorium purpureum
)
Gum guggul (
Commiphora mukul
)
Gumweed (
Grindelia spp.
)
Gymnema (
Gymnema sylvestre
)

Hawthorne (
Crataegus spp.)
Hellebore (
Veratrum viride or album
)
Hops (
Humulus lupulus
)
Horehound (
Marrubium vulgaris
)
Horse chestnut (
Aesculus hippocastanum
)
Horsetail (
Equisetum arvense
)
Hyssop (
Hyssopus officinalis
)

Iris (
Iris versicolor)

Jambolan (
Syzygium cumini)
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
)
Mistletoe (
Viscum album
)
Motherwort (
Leonurus cardiaca
)
Mugwort (
Artemisia vulgaris
)
Mullein (
Verbascum thapsus
)
Myrrh gum(
Commiphora myrrha
)

Nettle root (
Urtica spp.)

Oat (
Avena sativa)
Old man’s beard (
Usnea spp.
)
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 (
Hedeoma pulegioides
)
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 (
Salvia miltiorrhiza
)
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
)
Skunk cabbage (
Symplocarpus foetidus or Lysichiton americanum
)
Slippery elm (
Ulmus spp. (rubra, fulva)
)
Spikenard (
Aralia racemosa
)
Stone root (
Collinsonia canadensis
)

Thyme (
Thymus vulgaris)
True unicorn (
Aletris farinosa
)
Tumeric (
Curcuma longa
)

Uva ursi (
Arctostaphylos uva ursi)

Valerian (
Valeriana officinalis )
Vervain (
Verbena officinalis
)

White oak bark(
Quercus alba)
Wild cherry (
Prunus spp.
)
Wild ginger (
Asarum caudatum or canadensis
)
Wild indigo (
Baptisia tinctoria
)
Wild yam (
Dioscorea villosa
)
Willow (
Salix spp.
)
Witch hazel (
Hamamelis virginiana
)

Yarrow (
Achillea millefolium )
Yellow dock (
Rumex crispus/obtusifoliu s
)
Yerba mansa (
Anemopsis californica
)
Yerba santa (
Eriodictyon californicum
)
Yew, Western (
Taxus brevifolia
)
Yohimbe (
Pausinystalia johimbe
)
Yucca (
Yucca spp.
)
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