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Herbal Fact Sheets

Herbs Fact Sheets is a series of brief fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs -common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

Common Name Scientific Name
Aloe (NEW)Aloe spp.
American GinsengPanax quinquefolius
Arnica (NEW)Arnica montana
Black CohoshCimifuga racemosa
Black Elder FlowersSambucus nigra
CamphorCinnamomum camphora
Candle Nut TreeAleurites moluccana
Cat's ClawUncaria spp.
ChamomileMatricaria recutita, Chamaemelum nobile
CinnamonCinnamomum verum
Creosote Bush , ChaparralLarrea tridentata
EchinaceaEchinacea purpurea
EleutheroEleutherococcus senticosus
Estafiate (NEW)Artemisia spp.
GarlicAllium sativum
GingerZingiber officinale
Ginkgo, Maidenhair treeGinkgo biloba L.
GojiLycium barbarum
Gordolobo, EverlastingGnaphalium spp.
Green TeaCamellia sinensis
HawthornCrataegus spp.
Hoodia (NEW)Hoodia gordonii (Masson) Sweet ex Decne
Horny Goat WeedEpimedium grandiflorum
Horse chestnutAesculus hippocastanum
HorsetailEquisetum arvense
Jimsonweed (NEW)Jimsonweed
Kava KavaPiper methysticum Forst.
Korean ginsengPanax ginseng
Linden TreeTilia spp.
Ma HuangEphedra spp.
MatariquePsacalium decompositum
Mexican Arnica (NEW)Heterotheca inuloides
Milk ThistleSylibum marianum
NoniMorinda citrifolia
Orange BlossomCitrus spp.
Pumpkin SeedsCucurbita pepo
RueRuta graveolens
SageSalvia officinalis L.
Saw PalmettoSerenoa repens
St. John's WortHypericum perforatum
ValerianValeriana officinalis
Wereke (NEW)Ibervillea sonorae
Wormseed, Mexican TeaTeloxys ambrosioides (L).
WormwoodArtemisia absinthium L.