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Herbs classified into groups according to usage


This list is currently under construction. Each herb will eventually link to a page giving more specific details about it, doseage, contraindications, history, growing advice, etc. In the meantime please bookmark this page for quick reference. Never try to self-medicate unless you have studied the herb thoroughly. Some of these are dangerous in overdose, some react with other remedies, some are unsuitable if you are pregnant or have certain health conditions. Always consult an experienced herbalist or naturopath before treating any condition with a herb you have never used before. Please use extra caution with those marked *. Also please read my disclaimer on the main Herb Index page.

Abdominal Pain

  • Anise

    Ageing

  • Chapparal
  • Fo-Ti
  • Ginkgo Biloba

    Allergies

  • *Nettle
  • Reishi Mushroom

    Alzheimers

  • Ginkgo Biloba

    Anaemia

  • Chives
  • Dandelion
  • Dong Quai
  • *Nettle

    Aphrodisiac

  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Damiana
  • Ginseng
  • Jasmine
  • Saw Palmetto

    Arthritis

  • Alfalfa
  • Asparagus
  • Burdock
  • Butcher's Broom
  • Cayenne
  • Chapparal
  • Devil's Claw
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fennel
  • Licorice
  • Meadowsweet
  • Mustard
  • Sarsparilla
  • Turmeric
  • White Willow Bark
  • Yucca

    Asthma

  • Black Cohosh
  • *Ephedra
  • Horseradish
  • Parsley
  • Yerba Santa

    Astringent

  • Bayberry
  • Witch Hazel

    Bacterial Infection

  • Black Walnut
  • Chapparal
  • Echinacea
  • Eucalyptus
  • Garlic
  • Goldenseal
  • Myrrh
  • Onion
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric

    Bad Breath

  • Dill
  • Sage

    Bladder Infections

  • Alfalfa
  • Buchu
  • Cranberry
  • Licorice

    Stop bleeding

  • Blessed Thistle
  • Lady's Mantle

    Blood purifier

  • Burdock

    Bronchitis

  • Black Cohosh
  • Catnip
  • Horehound
  • Mullein
  • Myrrh
  • Pleurisy Root
  • Saw Palmetto

    Bug Bites

  • Aloe Vera
  • Comfrey

    Burns

  • Aloe Vera
  • Calendula
  • Chamomile
  • Elder
  • Ginger
  • St. John's Wort

    Calcium Absorbtion

  • Horsetail

    Cancer

  • Alfalfa
  • Astralgus
  • Carrot
  • Chapparal
  • Fenugreek
  • Fo-Ti
  • Garlic
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • *Licorice
  • Onion
  • Pau D'Arco
  • Red Clover
  • Reishi Mushroom
  • Shitake Mushroom

    Canker Sores

  • Burdock
  • Goldenseal
  • Raspberry

    With chemotherapy and radiation

  • Astralgus

    Cholesterol Reducer

  • Almond
  • Artichoke
  • Cayenne
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginseng
  • Oats
  • Olive
  • Onion
  • Psyllium
  • Reishi Mushroom
  • Shitake Mushroom

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

  • Suma

    Circulation

  • Angelica
  • Blessed Thistle
  • Butcher's Broom
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Gotu Kola
  • Hawthorn

    Cluster Headaches

  • Cayenne

    Colitis

  • Mallow
  • Psyllium

    Colds

  • Cayenne
  • Caraway
  • Echinacea
  • Elder
  • Fennel
  • Fenugreek
  • Ginger
  • Goldenseal
  • Gotu Kola
  • Horehound
  • Hyssop
  • Iceland Moss
  • Licorice
  • Myrrh
  • Onion
  • Osha
  • Parsley
  • *Pennyroyal
  • Saw Palmetto

    Colic

  • Anise
  • Caraway
  • Lemon Balm

    Constipation

  • Alfalfa
  • Aloe Vera
  • Apple
  • Basil
  • Black Walnut
  • Boneset
  • Buckthorn
  • Cascara
  • Cucumber
  • Damiana
  • Goldenseal
  • Olive
  • Psyllium

    Cough

  • *Arnica
  • Caraway
  • Elder
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fennel
  • Fenugreek
  • Horehound
  • Horseradish
  • Iceland Moss
  • Mullein
  • Mustard
  • Myrrh
  • *Pennyroyal
  • Peppermint
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Yerba Santa

    Cough, Congestive

  • Anise
  • Bayberry
  • *Ephedra
  • Eucalyptus
  • Gotu Kola
  • Hyssop
  • *Licorice
  • Lungwort
  • Mullein
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Yerba Santa

    Cough, Phlegm

  • Angelica
  • Boneset
  • Borage
  • Chickweed
  • Eucalyptus
  • Horseradish
  • Mallow
  • Mullein
  • Onion
  • Pleurisy Root
  • Red Clover
  • St. John's Wort
  • Thyme
  • Yerba Santa

    Dandruff

  • Ginger with Olive Oil
  • Rosemary

    Depression

  • Cayenne
  • Gotu Kola
  • St. John's Wort

    Diarrhea

  • Apple
  • Carrot
  • Catnip
  • Chapparal
  • Lungwort
  • Mullein
  • Myrrh
  • Pleurisy Root
  • Raspberry

    Digestive Aid

  • Aloe Vera
  • Angelica
  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Cayenne
  • Caraway
  • Cardamom
  • Chives
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Horseradish
  • Juniper
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Pau D'Arco
  • Peppermint
  • Sage

    Earache

  • Calendula
  • Ginger
  • Onion

    Ear Infections

  • Garlic

    Eczema

  • Black Walnut
  • Burdock
  • Chickweed
  • Elder
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Goldenseal
  • Red Clover
  • Wild Oregon Grape

    E.coli

  • Cinnamon

    Edema

  • Butcher's Broom

    Epstein-Barr

  • Suma

    Eyesight

  • Bilberry (regeneration of retinal purple)
  • Carrot (regeneration of retinal purple)

    Eye Infections/Inflammation

  • Eyebright
  • Combination of: Eyebright,golden seal, bayberry, raspberry, cayenne.

    Fertility

  • Asparagus

    Fevers

  • Blessed Thistle
  • Boneset
  • Calendula
  • *Ephedra
  • Feverfew
  • Horehound
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Lemon Balm
  • Meadowsweet
  • Sarsparilla
  • White Willow Bark

    Folic Acid

  • Asparagus

    Fungus

  • Black Walnut
  • Eucalyptus
  • Goldenseal
  • Pau D'Arco
  • Thyme

    Gallbladder

  • Dandelion
  • Juniper
  • Milk thistle
  • Olive
  • Turmeric

    Gas

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Cayenne
  • Caraway
  • Cardamom
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Hops
  • Hyssop
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Oats
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Valerian

    General Nutrient Boost

  • Alfalfa

    Gingivitis

  • Goldenseal
  • Myrrh
  • Sage

    Gout

  • Celery
  • Juniper

    Haemorrhoids

  • Burdock
  • Butcher's Broom
  • Chamomile
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Goldenseal
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Oats
  • Witch Hazel

    Headaches

  • *Ephedra
  • Feverfew
  • Lavender
  • Passionflower
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Skullcap
  • White Willow Bark

    Heart Disease

  • Carrot
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Fo-Ti
  • Garlic
  • Hawthorn
  • Oats
  • Onion
  • Psyllium

    Hepatitis

  • Wild Oregon Grape

    Herpes

  • Black Walnut

    High blood sugar

  • Fenugreek
  • *Nettle
  • Pau D'Arco

    High Blood Pressure

  • Astralgus
  • Dandelion
  • Dong Quai
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Ginseng
  • Onion

    Hormone Stimulant

  • Asparagus (steroidal glycosides)

    Immune System

  • Astralgus
  • Echinacea
  • Myrrh
  • Osha
  • Shitake Mushroom

    Indigestion

  • Angelica
  • Anise
  • Cayenne
  • Caraway
  • Celery
  • Chickweed
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Goldenseal
  • Hops
  • Hyssop
  • Onion
  • Papaya
  • Peppermint

    Inflammation

  • Alfalfa
  • Asparagus
  • Butcher's Broom (steroidal)
  • Cayenne
  • Chapparal
  • Devil's Claw
  • Fennel
  • *Licorice
  • White Willow Bark
  • Yucca

    Influenza

  • Boneset
  • Cayenne
  • Echinacea
  • Goldenseal
  • Meadowsweet
  • Osha

    Insomnia

  • Chamomile
  • Dong Quai
  • Hops
  • Kava Kava
  • Lemon Balm
  • Passionflower
  • Peppermint
  • Skullcap
  • Valerian

    Jaundice

  • Dandelion
  • Wild Oregon Grape

    Joint Inflammation

  • *Arnica
  • Asparagus
  • Horseradish
  • *Licorice
  • Turmeric

    Joint Pain

  • Apple
  • Asparagus
  • Fennel
  • *Licorice
  • Mustard
  • Turmeric
  • White Willow Bark
  • Yucca

    Kidney Infections

  • Aloe Vera

    Labour

  • Black Cohosh
  • Motherwort
  • Raspberry

    Lactation Aid

  • Anise
  • Asparagus
  • Borage
  • Caraway
  • Dill

    Low Blood Sugar

  • Combination of: dandelion root, ginseng, and ginger root

    Lyme Disease

  • Chapparal

    Lice

  • Angelica
  • Thyme

    Liver Stimulant

  • Artichoke
  • Blessed Thistle
  • Dandelion
  • Milk thistle
  • Olive
  • Turmeric
  • Wild Oregon Grape

    Lumbago

  • Burdock

    Macular Degeneration

  • Ginkgo Biloba

    Memory

  • Blessed Thistle
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Gotu Kola
  • Rosemary

    Menopause

  • Dong Quai
  • Ginseng
  • Vitex

    Menstrual Cramps

  • Angelica
  • Calendula
  • *Pennyroyal
  • Raspberry
  • St. John's Wort
  • Skullcap
  • Valerian

    Regulate Menstrual Cycle

  • Blessed Thistle (along with Ginger, Cramp Bark, Blue Cohosh root)
  • Celery
  • Chamomile
  • Dong Quai
  • Elecampane
  • Lady's Mantle
  • *Nettle
  • Parsley
  • *Pennyroyal

    Migraine

  • Feverfew
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary

    Morning Sickness

  • Ginger

    Muscle Spasms

  • *Arnica
  • Black Cohosh
  • Chamomile
  • Hops
  • Kava Kava
  • Passionflower
  • Skullcap
  • Valerian

    Nausea

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Caraway
  • Ginger
  • Peppermint

    Neuralgia

  • Black Cohosh
  • Chamomile
  • Elder
  • Fenugreek
  • White Willow Bark

    Obesity

  • Turmeric

    Pain Relief

  • Hops
  • Meadowsweet
  • White Willow Bark

    Parasites

  • Black Walnut
  • Chapparal
  • Cloves (kills worm eggs)
  • Pau D'Arco

    Phlebitis

  • Gotu Kola

    Pleurisy

  • Angelica

    PMS

  • Borage
  • Dong Quai
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Motherwort
  • *Pennyroyal
  • St. John's Wort
  • Valerian
  • Vitex

    Pneumonia

  • Pleurisy Root

    Poor Appetite

  • Alfalfa
  • Blessed Thistle
  • Cayenne
  • Caraway
  • Celery
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Hops
  • Hyssop
  • Lady's Mantle

    Enlarged Prostate

  • Saw Palmetto

    Psoriasis

  • Black Walnut
  • Burdock
  • Wild Oregon Grape

    Rabies

  • Burdock
  • Skullcap

    Rheumatism

  • Alfalfa
  • Angelica
  • Apple
  • Asparagus
  • Black Cohosh
  • Burdock
  • Butcher's Broom
  • Cayenne
  • Celery
  • Chamomile
  • Chapparal
  • Club moss
  • Devil's Claw
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fennel
  • Horseradish
  • St. John's Wort
  • Sarsparilla
  • Yucca

    Ringworm

  • Goldenseal

    Sciatica

  • Burdock
  • Mustard
  • St. John's Wort

    Shingles

  • Calendula

    Skin Irritations

  • Aloe Vera
  • *Arnica
  • Chamomile
  • Chickweed
  • Comfrey
  • Cucumber
  • Elder
  • Fenugreek
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Gotu Kola
  • Oats
  • Olive
  • Red Clover
  • St. John's Wort

    Skin Cleanser

  • Almond

    Snake Bites

  • Burdock

    Sore Throat

  • Fenugreek
  • Hyssop
  • Mallow
  • *Licorice
  • Lungwort
  • Raspberry
  • Slippery Elm
  • Thyme

    Stiffness

  • Apple
  • Cayenne
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fennel
  • Horseradish
  • *Licorice

    Mild stimulant

  • Astralgus
  • Bayberry
  • Buchu
  • Cayenne
  • Damiana
  • *Ephedra
  • Ginseng

    Stomach Cramps

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Catnip
  • Fennel
  • Hops
  • Juniper
  • Mullein
  • Peppermint
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Valerian

    Strep

  • Goldenseal

    Swelling

  • Alflalfa
  • Asparagus
  • Burdock
  • Butcher's Broom
  • Chapparal
  • Eucalyptus
  • Turmeric
  • White Willow Bark

    Swollen Glands

  • Fenugreek

    Thrombosis

  • Onion
  • Reishi Mushroom
  • Turmeric

    Tinnitus

  • Ginkgo Biloba

    Toothache

  • Chamomile
  • Cloves

    Tooth Decay

  • *Licorice

    Tranquilizer

  • Black Cohosh
  • Boneset
  • Borage
  • Catnip
  • Chamomile
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Gotu Kola
  • Hops
  • Jasmine
  • Kava Kava
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Motherwort
  • Oats
  • Olive
  • Passion Flower
  • Peppermint
  • Red Clover
  • Rosemary
  • Skullcap
  • St. John's Wort
  • Valerian
  • Wood Betony

    Toxic Shock

  • Ginkgo Biloba

    Tuberculosis

  • Iceland Moss

    Ulcers

  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Comfrey (external)
  • Goldenseal (with Myrrh)
  • *Licorice
  • Mallow
  • Psyllium
  • St. John's Wort
  • Slippery Elm

    Upset Stomach

  • Asparagus
  • Caraway
  • Catnip
  • Dill
  • Ginger
  • Lemon Balm
  • Mallow
  • Oats
  • Peppermint
  • Psyllium
  • Thyme

    UTI

  • Alfalfa
  • Buchu
  • Chapparal
  • Cranberry
  • Juniper
  • *Licorice
  • Sarsparilla
  • Uva Ursi

    Varicose Veins

  • Bayberry
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Witch Hazel

    Vertigo

  • Ginkgo Biloba

    Viral Infection

  • Echinacea
  • Eucalyptus
  • Hyssop
  • *Licorice
  • Osha
  • St. John's Wort

    Vomiting

  • Basil
  • Cloves
  • Peppermint

    Warts

  • Black Walnut
  • Garlic
  • Onion

    Water Retention

  • Alfalfa
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Astralgus
  • Buchu
  • Burdock
  • Celery
  • Chapparal
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion
  • Gotu Kola
  • Hawthorn
  • Horehound
  • Horseradish
  • Juniper
  • Kava Kava
  • Meadowsweet
  • Parsley
  • Sarsparilla
  • Uva Ursi
  • Wild Oregon Grape

    Whooping Cough

  • Black Cohosh
  • Elecampane

    Wounds

  • *Arnica
  • Calendula
  • Chapparal
  • Club moss
  • Comfrey
  • Echinacea
  • Onion
  • St. John's Wort
  • Witch Hazel