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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
AshwagandhaWithania somnifera
Bacopa (Brahmi)
Black CohoshCimifuga racemosa
Black Elder FlowersSambucus nigra
BoldoMonimiaceae
BougainvilleaNyctaginaceae
CachanlaueGentianaceae
CamphorCinnamomum camphora
Candlenut TreeAleurites moluccana
Cat's ClawUncaria spp.
ChamomileMatricaria recutita, Chamaemelum nobile
Chía Seeds
CinnamonCinnamomum verum
Copalchi*
Cota
Creosote Bush , ChaparralLarrea tridentata
CuachalalateAnacardiaceae
DamianaPassifloraceae (Turneraceae).
Dan Shen
Dwarf MarigoldAsteraceae
EchinaceaEchinacea purpurea
EleutheroEleutherococcus senticosus
Emblica
EstafiateArtemisia spp.
EverlastingAsteraceae
GarlicAllium sativum
GingerZingiber officinale
Ginkgo, Maidenhair treeGinkgo biloba L.
GojiLycium barbarum
Gordolobo, EverlastingGnaphalium spp.
Gotu Kola
Green TeaCamellia sinensis
GuaranáSapindaceae
GymnemaAsclepiadaceae [Apocynaceae]
HawthornCrataegus spp.
HoodiaHoodia gordonii (Masson) Sweet ex Decne
Horny Goat WeedEpimedium grandiflorum
Horse ChestnutAesculus hippocastanum
JimsonweedJimsonweed
Job’s Tears
Kava KavaPiper methysticum Forst.
KidneywoodFabaceae
Korean GinsengPanax ginseng
Korean Pine Nut
KratomRubiaceae
Lapacho
Linden TreeTilia spp.
Longbeak Rattlebox
Ma HuangEphedra spp.
MangosteenGuttiferae
MatariquePsacalium decompositum
Mexican ArnicaHeterotheca inuloides
Mexican Hawthorn Root
Mexican ThistleApiaceae
Milk ThistleSylibum marianum
Mongolian Milk Vetch (Huang zhi)
MoringaMoringaceae
Muira Puama
NoniMorinda citrifolia
Orange BlossomCitrus spp.
Pumpkin SeedsCucurbita pepo
PurslanePortulacaceae
Rhodiola
RueRuta graveolens
SageSalvia officinalis L.
Saw PalmettoSerenoa repens
Sea Buckthorn
St. John's WortHypericum perforatum
SteviaAsteraceae
Suma
TarbushFlourensia cernua - Asteraceae
Tepezcohuite
Tobacco
Turmeric
ValerianValeriana officinalis
Velvet Bean
WerekeIbervillea sonorae
White Zapote*Rutaceae
Wormseed, Mexican TeaTeloxys ambrosioides (L).
WormwoodArtemisia absinthium L.
Yohimbé
ZorniaFabaceae