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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
AloeAloe spp.
American GinsengPanax quinquefolius
ArnicaArnica montana
AshwagandhaSolanaceae
Bacopa (Brahmi)Plantaginaceae
Black CohoshCimifuga racemosa
Black Elder FlowersSambucus nigra
CamphorCinnamomum camphora
Candlenut TreeAleurites moluccana
Cat's ClawUncaria spp.
ChamomileMatricaria recutita, Chamaemelum nobile
Chía SeedsLamiaceae
CinnamonCinnamomum verum
Creosote Bush , ChaparralLarrea tridentata
Dan ShenLamiaceae
EchinaceaEchinacea purpurea
EleutheroEleutherococcus senticosus
EmblicaPhyllanthaceae
EstafiateArtemisia spp.
GarlicAllium sativum
GingerZingiber officinale
Ginkgo, Maidenhair treeGinkgo biloba L.
GojiLycium barbarum
Gordolobo, EverlastingGnaphalium spp.
Gotu KolaApiaceae
Green TeaCamellia sinensis
GuaranáSapindaceae
GymnemaAsclepiadaceae [Apocynaceae]
HawthornCrataegus spp.
HoodiaHoodia gordonii (Masson) Sweet ex Decne
Horny Goat WeedEpimedium grandiflorum
Horse ChestnutAesculus hippocastanum
JimsonweedJimsonweed
Job’s TearsPoaceae
Kava KavaPiper methysticum Forst.
Korean GinsengPanax ginseng
Korean Pine NutPinaceae
LapachoBignoniaceae
Linden TreeTilia spp.
Ma HuangEphedra spp.
MatariquePsacalium decompositum
Mexican ArnicaHeterotheca inuloides
Milk ThistleSylibum marianum
Mongolian Milk Vetch (Huang zhi)Fabaceae
Muira PuamaOlacaceae
NoniMorinda citrifolia
Orange BlossomCitrus spp.
Pumpkin SeedsCucurbita pepo
RhodiolaCrassulaceae
RueRuta graveolens
SageSalvia officinalis L.
Saw PalmettoSerenoa repens
Sea BuckthornElaeagnaceae
St. John's WortHypericum perforatum
SteviaAsteraceae
SumaAmaranthaceae
TarbushFlourensia cernua - Asteraceae
TobaccoSolanaceae (Nightshade family)
TurmericZingiberaceae
ValerianValeriana officinalis
Velvet BeanFabaceae
WerekeIbervillea sonorae
Wormseed, Mexican TeaTeloxys ambrosioides (L).
WormwoodArtemisia absinthium L.
YohimbéRubiaceae