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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 Magnolia

Magnolia mexicana [Syn. Talauma mexicana]

Açaí

Euterpe oleracea

African Mango*

Irvingia gabonensis

Allthorn castela

Castela texana

Aloe

Aloe spp.

American Ginseng

Panax quinquefolius

Arnica

Arnica montana

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

Bacopa (Brahmi)

Bacopa monniera

Black Cohosh

Cimifuga racemosa

Black Elder Flowers

Sambucus nigra

Boldo

Peumus boldus

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea spectabilis

Cachanlaue

Gentianaceae

Camphor

Cinnamomum camphora

Camu-Camu

Myrciaria dubia

Candlenut Tree

Aleurites moluccana

Cat's Claw

Uncaria spp.

Chamomile

Matricaria recutita, Chamaemelum nobile

Chía Seeds

Salvia hispanica

Chihuahua groundsel*

Packera candidissima

Cinnamon

Cinnamomum verum

Cota

Cota tinctoria

Creosote Bush , Chaparral

Larrea tridentata

Cuachalalate

Amphipterygium adstringens

Damiana

Turnera diffusa

Dan Shen

Salvia miltiorrhiza

Dwarf Marigold

Schkuhria pinnata

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea

Eleuthero

Eleutherococcus senticosus

Emblica

Phyllanthus emblica

Estafiate

Artemisia spp.

Everlasting

Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium

Garlic

Allium sativum

Ginger

Zingiber officinale

Ginkgo, Maidenhair tree

Ginkgo biloba L.

Goji

Lycium barbarum

Gordolobo, Everlasting

Gnaphalium spp.

Gotu Kola

Centella asiatica

Green Tea

Camellia sinensis

Greenbriar

Smilax regelii

Griffonia

Griffonia simplicifolia

Guaraná

Paullinia cupana

Gymnema

Gymnema sylvestre

Hawthorn

Crataegus spp.

Hibiscus

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Hoodia

Hoodia gordonii (Masson) Sweet ex Decne

Horny Goat Weed

Epimedium sagittatum

Horse Chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

Jimsonweed*

Datura stramonium

Job’s Tears

Coix lachryma-jobi

Kava Kava

Piper methysticum Forst.

Kidneywood

Eysenhardtia polystachya

Korean Ginseng

Panax ginseng

Korean Pine Nut

Pinus koraiensis

Kratom

Mitragyna speciosa

Lapacho

Tabebuia impetiginosa

Linden Tree

Tilia spp.

Little Hand Flower

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

Longbeak Rattlebox

Crotalaria longirostrata

Ma Huang

Ephedra spp.

Mangosteen

Garcinia mangostana

Matarique

Psacalium decompositum

Mexican Arnica

Heterotheca inuloides

Mexican Hawthorn Root

Crataegus mexicana

Mexican Thistle

Apiaceae

Milk Thistle

Sylibum marianum

Mongolian Milk Vetch (Huang zhi)

Astragalus propinquus

Moringa

Moringa oleifera

Muira Puama

Ptychopetalum olacoides

Noni

Morinda citrifolia

Orange Blossom

Citrus spp.

Pumpkin Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Purslane

Portulaca oleracea

Rhodiola

Rhodiola rosea

Rue

Ruta graveolens

Sage

Salvia officinalis L.

Saw Palmetto

Serenoa repens

Sea Buckthorn

Hippophae rhamnoides

Soursop

Annona muricata

Spiral Ginger

Costus pictus [Syn. Costus mexicanus]

Spirulina

Arthrospira platensis

St. John's Wort

Hypericum perforatum

Stevia

Stevia rebaudiana

Suma

Hebanthe paniculata

Tarbush

Flourensia cernua - Asteraceae

Tepezcohuite

Mimosa tenuiflora, syn. Mimosa hostilis

Tobacco

Nicotiana tabacum

Tree Spinach

Cnidoscolus chayamansa

Trumpet Flower

Tecoma stans

Turmeric

Curcuma longa

Valerian

Valeriana officinalis

Velvet Bean

Mucuna pruriens

Wereke

Ibervillea sonorae

West Indian Elm

Guazuma ulmifolia

White Zapote*

Casimiroa edulis

Wormseed, Mexican Tea

Teloxys ambrosioides (L).

Wormwood

Artemisia absinthium L.

Yellow Oleander

Thevetia spp. (Syn. Cascabela spp)

Yohimbé

Pausinystalia johimbe

Zornia

Zornia diphylla