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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
Mexican MagnoliaMagnolia mexicana [Syn. Talauma mexicana]
AçaíEuterpe oleracea
Allthorn castelaCastela texana
AloeAloe spp.
American GinsengPanax quinquefolius
ArnicaArnica montana
AshwagandhaWithania somnifera
Bacopa (Brahmi)Bacopa monniera
Black CohoshCimifuga racemosa
Black Elder FlowersSambucus nigra
BoldoMonimiaceae
BougainvilleaNyctaginaceae
CachanlaueGentianaceae
CamphorCinnamomum camphora
Candlenut TreeAleurites moluccana
Cat's ClawUncaria spp.
ChamomileMatricaria recutita, Chamaemelum nobile
Chía SeedsSalvia hispanica
Chihuahua groundsel*Packera candidissima
CinnamonCinnamomum verum
Copalchi*Croton guatemalensis
CotaCota tinctoria
Creosote Bush , ChaparralLarrea tridentata
CuachalalateAnacardiaceae
DamianaPassifloraceae (Turneraceae).
Dan ShenSalvia miltiorrhiza
Dwarf MarigoldAsteraceae
EchinaceaEchinacea purpurea
EleutheroEleutherococcus senticosus
EmblicaPhyllanthus emblica
EstafiateArtemisia spp.
EverlastingAsteraceae
GarlicAllium sativum
GingerZingiber officinale
Ginkgo, Maidenhair treeGinkgo biloba L.
GojiLycium barbarum
Gordolobo, EverlastingGnaphalium spp.
Gotu KolaCentella asiatica
Green TeaCamellia sinensis
GreenbriarSmilax regelii
GuaranáSapindaceae
GymnemaGymnema sylvestre
HawthornCrataegus spp.
HibiscusHibiscus sabdariffa
HoodiaHoodia gordonii (Masson) Sweet ex Decne
Horny Goat WeedEpimedium sagittatum
Horse ChestnutAesculus hippocastanum
Jimsonweed*Datura stramonium
Job’s TearsCoix lachryma-jobi
Kava KavaPiper methysticum Forst.
KidneywoodFabaceae
Korean GinsengPanax ginseng
Korean Pine NutPinus koraiensis
KratomRubiaceae
LapachoTabebuia impetiginosa
Linden TreeTilia spp.
Little Hand FlowerChiranthodendron pentadactylon
Longbeak RattleboxCrotalaria longirostrata
Ma HuangEphedra spp.
MangosteenGuttiferae
MatariquePsacalium decompositum
Mexican ArnicaHeterotheca inuloides
Mexican Hawthorn RootCrataegus mexicana
Mexican ThistleApiaceae
Milk ThistleSylibum marianum
Mongolian Milk Vetch (Huang zhi)Astragalus propinquus
MoringaMoringaceae
Muira PuamaPtychopetalum olacoides
NoniMorinda citrifolia
Orange BlossomCitrus spp.
Pumpkin SeedsCucurbita pepo
PurslanePortulacaceae
RhodiolaRhodiola rosea
RueRuta graveolens
SageSalvia officinalis L.
Saw PalmettoSerenoa repens
Sea BuckthornHippophae rhamnoides
SoursopAnnona muricata
Spiral GingerCostus pictus [Syn. Costus mexicanus]
St. John's WortHypericum perforatum
SteviaAsteraceae
SumaHebanthe paniculata
TarbushFlourensia cernua - Asteraceae
TepezcohuiteMimosa tenuiflora, syn. Mimosa hostilis
TobaccoNicotiana tabacum
Tree SpinachCnidoscolus chayamansa
Trumpet FlowerTecoma stans
TurmericCurcuma longa
ValerianValeriana officinalis
Velvet BeanMucuna pruriens
WerekeIbervillea sonorae
West Indian ElmGuazuma ulmifolia
White Zapote*Rutaceae
Wormseed, Mexican TeaTeloxys ambrosioides (L).
WormwoodArtemisia absinthium L.
YohimbéPausinystalia johimbe
ZorniaFabaceae