Herbs List

There are thousand medicinal herbs. These are herbs most commonly used, many medicinally researched and approved.

A

Acacia catechu
Acai berry
Adhatoda (Adhatoda vasica) – used for asthma, cough, bronchitis and colds
Agrimony
Ajowan – has digestive stimulatory action
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) – has anti-inflammatory properties, assist in wound healing especially burns and has a stimulant laxative activity
Albizia (Albizia lebbeck) – for asthma, allergies and eczema
Allspice (Pimenta officinalis)
Amalaki (Embilica officinalis Recens)
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) – hallucinogenic plant
American ginseng
Amrut (Tinospora cordifolia)
Angelica root (Dong quai) – has digestive stimulatory action
Anise (Pimpenell anisum)
Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) – a cold herb used to rid the body of heat. Good for fevers and acute infections, to eliminate toxins, to stimulate digestion, and liver.
Apple
Arugula
Asafoetida
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) – roots are considered to be medicinally important
Asparagus
Astragalus (Atragalus membranceus) – as an immune enhancer it invigorates vital energy, antidiarrhoeal agent. Latest findings show that astragalus has a significant stimulatory effect on sperm motility.
Artemisia princeps var. orientalis
Artichoke
Asafetida
Ayahuasca (hallucinogenic plant)

B

Baical skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi) – antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammaotry, diuretic, treats infections and inflammation of the respiratory, digestive and urinary system
Basil –  anthelminitic, carminative, stimulant, diuretic, demulcent
Basil thai
Banana – has digestive stimulatory action
Bergamot
Bitter candy
Barberry
Black pepper – diuretic, anthelminthic, anti-iflammatory and anti-epileptic
Bay leaf (Laurus nobilis) – stimulant, narcotic
Betelvine (Piper betle) – it is perennial climber, and stimulant it is an important herb in cancer therapy
Bhela/marking nut tree (Semecarpus anacardium) – important in cancer therapy
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) – astringent, improves visual function
Bitter candytuft
Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) – antiviral, antibacterial, anthemlintic and abortifacient, good for diabetes, to treat fevers, viral infections, for constipation, headaches, skin conditions
Bitter orange
Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) – anti-inlfammatory, serotonergic, dopaminergic. This is a hormone modulator it is mainly used to treat female reproductive problems, for menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome such as menstrual migraine, for fatigue, arthritis.
Black pepper
Blessed thistle
Bogbean
Boldo
Borage
Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) – an adaptogen, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anxiolytic and anti-epileptic it has a brain tonic used to rejuvenate intellect and improve memory and for general performance. It also has antidepressant activities (reduces anxiety, nervous exhaustion) and anti-ulcer effects.
Brugmansia
Burdock root – anti-inflammatory, anti tumor, anti bacterial blood cleanser also helps glands to regulate hormonal balance.
Bugleweed
Butcher’s broom

C

Calama
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) – antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal. Promotes wound healing, for gastric and duodenal ulcers (leg ulcers), varicose veins, hemorrhoids, eczema.
California poppy
Capsicum
Capers (Caparis spinosa L., Capparidaceae) – may be used in diabetes control or anti-diabetic therapy
Caralluma fimbriata
Caraway fruit (Carum carvi) – carminative, anti-flatulent, antibacterial, anti-fungal
Carambola (Averrhoa carambola L.,) – is antiscourbutic and suggested as an antidote in snake poisoning, for chicken pox, ring worm, headache, as a laxative, to halt hemorrhages.
Castor and Castor oil a fast laxative solution
Cascara sagrada
Carob
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) – antidepressive, appetizer, diuretic
Carnitine is a trimethylated amino acid. Used to treat Alzheimre’s disease, depression, fatique in multiple sclerosis.
Catuaba
Cayenne pepper – stimulant, expectorant, hemostatic, anthelmintic, a heart strengthener, circulation, cleanse colon, helps digest fats
Cedar berries
Cassia (Cinnamonum aromaticum)
Celandine
Celery (Apium graveolens L.) – timulant, tonic, diuretic, carminative, anti-inflammatory
Centuary
Centella asiatica
Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-cactus L.)
Chamomile flower
Chamomile, Roman
Chia
Chicory
Chickweed
Chili pepper
Chirata
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) – stimulant, diuretic, expectorant, aphrodisiac, emmenegogue, anti-inflammatory
Chlorella
Celendine herbs
Cinnamon (Cinnamonum zeylanicum) – stimulant, astringent, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory
Clary sage
Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) – analgesic, stimulant, carminative and antinauseant
Cocoa
Coconut
Coral calcium
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) – diuretic, tonic, stimulant, stomachic, refrigerent, aphrodisiac, analgesic, anti-inflammatory
Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) – stimulant, carminative, stomachic, astringent and antiseptic, digests bread, colitis, gas, abdominal pain

D

Damiana
Dandelion
Datura
Deadly Nightshade
Devil’s claw
Dill (Anethum graveolens)- stomachic, antipyretic
Dong quai root

E

Echinacea
Elecampane
Elderberry-used for runny nose, colds, it supports respiratory system
Elderflower
Epazote
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora)

F

False unicorn
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) – stimulant, diuretic, good for abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, morning sickness, anorexia, cough, promotes semen, increases vision, increases breast milk flow in nursing mothers.
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graceccum) – tonic, rejuvenative, aphrodisiac, stimulant, good for nerves, allergies, skin, rejuvenation, dysentery, dyspepsia, toothache, sciatica and reproductive system, promotes milk flow.
Feverfew
Flax
Fly Agaric

G

Galanga
Galangal (Alpinia galanga)
Garcinia cambogia fruit
Garlic and garlic oil is excellent remedy for ear infections
Gentian
Ginger (Zingber officinale) – diuretic, anti-flatulence, antihistaminic, aphrodisiac and cholesterol lowering
Ginseng (Panax Ginseng)
Garlic (Zingber officinale) – antimicrobial, diuretic, cholesterol lowering and anti-inflammatory
Gentian
Geranium
Ginkgo biloba
Goji berry
Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)
Golden seal
Gotu kola
Green tea
Gurmar (Gymnema sylvestre-folium)

H

Haronga
Hanbane – hallucinogenic
Hemp
Hoodia Gordonii
Holy Basil
Hops flower
Horehound
Horny goat weed
Horsetail
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) – stimulant, diuretic, antispasmodic, cleanse lungs, sinuses, colds, flue , sore throat, hoarseness, digestion, circulation.
Hyssop

I

Iboga -hallucinogenic plant

J

Jasmine flowers
Juniper

K

Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) – important herb in cancer therapy
Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens-Semen)
Kava kava
Kelp
Kundura, Indian Copal tree (Vateria indica)

L

Lavender
Leek (Allium ampeloprosum L.)
Lemon
Lemon balm leaves
Lemon grass
Lemon verbena
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Liquid chlorophyll
Lingonberry
Lobelia
Long pepper (Piper longum)
Lovage
Liu-Jun-Zi-Tang – has digestive stimulatory action

M

Ma huang
Maca (Lepidium Meyenii)
Mace
Mandrake – hallucinogenic plant
Mangosteen
Mastic gum
Marjoram (Marjoram hortensis) – stimulant, good for flu, weak digestion, promotes menstruation
Marshmallow
Meadowsweet
Melissa
Mexican yam
Milk thistle fruit – has digestive stimulatory actions, an excellent herb to treat, heal liver disease or repair liver cells.
Mint
Mistletoe
Morning glories seeds – hallucinogenic plant
Mother’s wort herb
Mushrooms
Mullein (Verbascum thapus)
Muira puama
Mustard, black (Brassica nigra)
Myrrh

N

Nasturtium
Nettle (Urtica Dioica)
Nutmeg – stimulant, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory

O

Oat grass
Oat straw
Olive
Onion
Orange peel – has some digestive stimulatory action
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Oregon grape – good for digestion

P

Pacific kelp
Papaya
Paprika
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Passionflower
Pau d’arco – used externally for diaper rash
Peach
Pennyroyal
Pepper, white (Piper nigrum)
Pepper, red (Capsicum annum)
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)-used dfor nausea, stimulant, support digestive system
Periwinkle (Catharantus roseus) – important herb in cancer therapy
Pomegranate
Poppy seed
Pueraria Mirifica
Pumpkin

Q

Quassia – has digestive stimulatory action

R

Radish
Ravensara
Red pepper
Red raspberry-used for diarrhea, supports intestinal system
Rhodiola rosea
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

S

Saffron (Crocus sativus) – stimulant, stomachic and anticarcinogenic
Safflower
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Salep
Sandy everlasting – good for digestion
Saffron
Satavari (Asparagus racemorsus) – important herb in cancer therapy
Sassafras
Savory
Saw palmetto
Scullcap
Senna
Shatavari
Sesame seed
Siberian ginseng
Slippery elm bark
Sorrel
Spearmint – good for digestion
Spirulina
Squaw vine
Soyabean
St. John’s wort
Star anise (Illicium verum)
Stevia plant
Stinging nettle
Squaw vine
Sumac (Rhus glabra)
Sweet basil
Sweet marjoram

T

Taxus/Yew (Taxux baccata) – used for medicinal purposes
Tarrgon (Artemisia dracunculus)
Teonanacatl-hallucinogenic plant
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)-stimulates thymus gland and supports immune system
Tongkat ali
Tormentil
Tribulus terrestris (Gokshura)
Tulsi
Turmeric – antibiotic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, important in cancer therapy

U

V

Vanilla (Vanilla planiforlia)
Valerian

W

Watercress
Wei tong ning
Wheat germ
White willow bark-used for headaches, supports nervous system
Wild asparagus
Wild yam
Wild ginger
Wild oregano
Wild thyme
Wintergreen
Wood betony
Wormwood – digestive stimulant
White pepper

X

Y

Yacon
Yarrow
Yellow mustard
Yohimbe

Z