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Medicinal and Culinary Herbs


Medicinal and Culinary Herbs

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									                             Medicinal & Culinary Herbs
Herbs listed in this section have been used by humans for their medicinal or culinary properties. They may also
have psychoactive properties, but these are generally much milder than for those plants listed in the Psychoactive
Plants section.
                   COMMON NAME            GENUS / SPECIES                          USES
                   ALBIZIA           Albizia julibrissin          Depression; Anxiety
                   ALOES             Aloe vera                    Burns
                   ANISE             Pimpinella anisum            Expectorant
                   ARROWROOT         Maranta arundinaceae         .
                   BLACK COHOSH Cimicifuga racemosa               Menopause
                                     Ribes nigrum                 .
                   BORAGE            Borago officinalis           Anti-inflammatory, Expectorant
                   BRYONIA           Bryonia spp.                 Purgative
                   CALAMUS           Acorus calamus               Stomach Problems
                   CALENDULA         Calendula officinalis        Cramps, Gas, Toothaches
                   CARAWAY           Carum carvi                  .
                   CATNIP            Nepeta cataria               Cold, Flu, Stomach Upset
                                                                  Anxiety, Indigestion, Sore
                   CHAMOMILE         Chamaemelom nobile           Throats
                   CLOVES            .                            .
                   COMFREY           Symphytum officinale         Skin, Wounds, Ulcers
                   DAMIANA           Turnera aphrodisiaca         Depression, Anxiety
                   ECHINACEA         Echinacea augustifolia       Infections, Respiration
                   EUCALYPTUS        Eucalyptus globulus          Respiration, Expectorant
                   EYEBRIGHT         Euphrasia officinalis        Eyes, Astringent
                   FEVERFEW                                       Fever, Headaches
                   FOXGLOVE          Digitalis purpurea           Heart Medications
                   GALANGAL          Alpinia officinarum          Aphrodisiac, Stomachs
                   GARLIC            Allium sativum               Anti-bacterial
                   GINGER            Zingiber officinale          Cramps, Fevers, Bad Circulation
                   GINSENG           Panax quinquefolius          Blood Pressure, Depression
                   GOLDEN SEAL       Hydrastis canadensis         Gastritis, Skin
                   HEMLOCK           Conium maculatum             Poison
                   HOPS              Humulus lupulus              Beer Ingredient
                   HYDRANGEA         Hydrangea paniculata         .
                   JOJOBA            Simmondsia chinensis         Shampoo
                   LAVENDER          Melissa officinalis          Anxiolytic, Sedative, Nootropic
                   LEMON BALM        Lavandula angustifolia       Depression, Fatigue, Headaches
                   LICORICE          Glycyrrhiza glabra           Coughs, Ulcers, Cramps
                   MILK THISTLE      Silybum marianum             Liver Problems
                                     Synsepalum dulcificum        Sweetener
                   MINT              Mentha spp.                  Nausea, Ulcers, Fevers, Colds
MUGWORT         Artemisia vulgaris         Dreaming
MULBERRY        Morus spp.                 Laxative, Hallucinogen
MULUNGU         Erythrina mulungu          Depression, Tension, Anxiety
NIGHTSHADE      Solanacea family           .
NOOTKA LUPINE Fabaceae family              .
PENNYROYAL      Mentha pulegium            Fever, Gas, Coughs
PERIWINKLE      Vinca spp                  Vascular tonic, Purgative
SAGE            Salvia officinalis         Sore Throat, Indigestion
                Hypericum perforatum       Anxiolytic
UVA URSI        Arctostaphylos uva-ursi    Urinary Tract Infections, Ulcers
VALERIAN        Valeriana officinalis      Tension, Anxiety, Cramps
VERVAIN         Verbena officinalis        Tension, Depression, Seizures
YARROW          Achillea millefolium       Fevers, Blood Pressure
OTHER HERBS     Synsephalum dulcificum     Taste Altering

                    GENERAL INFORMATION #

                    Medicinal Herbs Image Vault

               Ethnobotany : Medicinal Use of Plants

                                BOOKS #

                          The Honest Herbal

                   The Complete Ilustrated Herbal

                    Magic and Medicine of Plants

             Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs

              The Drug and Natural Medicine Advisor

                            A Modern Herbal

                          The Holistic Herbal

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                 OFF-SITE RESOURCES

                PRIMARY RESOURCES #

     : A Modern Herbal


            Personal Health Zone's Herb Pages

                 The Herbal Encyclopedia



                Herbs Research Foundation

               Henrietta's Herbal Homepage


              Purdue University : New Crops

      Herbs : Department of Horticulture at Penn State

                  Chinese Herb Dictionary

                          LAW #

European Medicines Agency (EMEA) Herbal Medicinal Products

                 OTHER RESOURCES #

      National Standard: Food, Herbs and Supplements

        Potential side effects of herbal supplements
                  Classification of plants

             Amazon Plants, Drugs & People

      Links to Information about Plants Toxic to Cats

                        HISTORY #

                   Plant Trivia Timeline


      International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine

HerbalGram : The Journal of the American Botanical Council

                   ORGANIZATIONS #

                American Herbalist Guild

               American Botanical Council

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