List Of Medicinal Plants  

It is a well known fact that Mother Nature holds a number of secrets, which remain unexplored till date. However, over thousands of years, humans have managed to learn many secrets of nature, including the existence of thousands of medicinal plants. Interestingly, nature has a cure for nearly every disease that we can think of in some form or the other.

Medicinal herbs and plants contain many beneficial compounds that can be used or extracted to alleviate sufferings or cure numerous diseases, ranging from common cold to cancer. Therapeutic properties of these medicinal plants are extremely beneficial in treating these diseases, without causing any major side effects. The best thing about the herbal medications derived from these plants is that they are 100 percent natural.

In today’s competitive scenario, thousands of medicines are available in the market for various diseases. However, as most of them are made from synthetic chemical compounds, they often lead to serious side effects. Therefore, it is always advisable to use natural plant extracts under proper medical supervision to cure ailments. Following is an extensive list of the most commonly available medicinal plants, arranged in alphabetical order -

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

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

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)

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)

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 spp.)
Oregon grape root (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)

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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Medicinal Herbs :
•Aloe Vera •Arnica •Artichoke •Asparagus
•Barberry • Basil •Bean •Bindweed
•Buckwheat •Castor Oil •Chamomile • Cider
•Clover •Dandelion •Fennel •Fern
•Garlic •Gentian •Ginseng •Horseradish
•Hot Pepper •Iris •Lavender •Marjoram
•Milk Thistle •Mistletoe •Mullein •Mustard
•Nettle •Onion •Peach •Pumpin
•Rosemary •Sea Buckthorn •Soy •Thyme
•Wheat •Wormwood    



List Of Medicinal Plants




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