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 Index of Herb Profiles by Common Name

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                                                                William Wordsworth

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A

 Agrimony

 

 

Agnus-castus

 

 

 

Alder Buckthorn

 

 

 

Aloe vera

 

 

American Cranesbill

 

 

American Ginseng - coming soon

 

 

 

Angelica - coming soon

 

 

Aniseed

 

 

Arnica

 

 

 

Avens

 

 

 

 

B

Balmony

 

 

 

Balsam of Peru

 

 

Barberry

 

 

 

Bayberry

 

 

 

Bearberry

 

 

Belladonna - coming soon

 

 

 

Benzoin

 

 

Beth Root

 

 

 

Betony

 

 

 

Bistort

 

 

Black Catechu

 

 

Black Cohosh

 

 

 

Black Haw

Black Horehound - coming soon

 

 

 

Black Root

 

 

 

Black Willow - coming soon

 

 

 

Bladderwrack

 

 

Blessed Thistle - coming soon

 

 

 

Blood Root

 

 

 

 

Blue Cohosh

 

 

 

 

Blue Flag

 

 

 

Bogbean - coming soon

 

 

 

Boneset

 

 

Borage

 

 

 

Broom -coming soon

 

 

 

Buchu

 

 

Buckwheat

 

 

 

 

Bugleweed

 

 

 

Burdock

 

 

 

Butternut

 

 

 

C

Californian Poppy - coming soon

 

 

Caraway - coming soon

Cardamom - coming soon

 

 

Cascara

Catmint

Cayenne

 

 

 

Celery

Centaury

 

 

Cereus

Chamomile

 

 

Chaparral

 

Chaste berry

 

 

 

Chickweed

 

 

 

Cinnamon

 

 

Cleavers

Cloves

 

 

Coffee

 

 

Cola - coming soon

Coltsfoot

 

 

 

Comfrey

 

 

Coneflower

 

 

 

Cornsilk

 

 

Couchgrass

Cowslip

 

 

Cramp bark

 

 

 

D

Damiana

Dandelion

 

 

Devil's Claw

Devil's Club - coming soon

Dill

 

 

Dog Rose

 

 

E

Echinacea

 

 

Elder

 

 

Elecampane

 

 

Ephedra - coming soon

Eucalyptus

 

 

Evening Primrose

 

 

Eyebright

 

 

 

F

False Unicorn Root

Fennel

 

 

Fenugreek

 

 

Feverfew

 

 

Figwort

Fringe Tree

 

 

 

 

Fumitory - coming soon

 

G

Galangal - coming soon

Garlic

 

 

Gentian

 

 

 

Ginger

 

 

 

 

Ginkgo

 

 

Ginseng

 

 

Goldenrod - coming soon

Goldenseal

 

 

Gotu Kola - coming soon

Gravel Root

Greater celandine

 

 

Ground Ivy

Guelder rose

 

 

 

H

Hawthorn

 

 

Heartsease

 

 

Henbane

 

 

Hops

 

 

Horseradish - coming soon

 

 

Horsetail

Hydrangea

 

 

Hyssop

 

 

I

Iceland Moss

 

 

 

Indian tobacco

 

 

Irish Moss

 

 

 

J

Jamaica Dogwood

 

 

 

Jimson Weed - coming soon

 

 

 

Juniper

 

 

K

Kava kava - coming soon

Kelp

 

 

L

Lady's Mantle - coming soon

Lady's Slipper

Lavender - coming soon

Lemon Balm

 

 

 

Lesser Celandine

 

 

Life Root

 

 

 

Lignum vitae - coming soon

Lily of the Valley

 

 

 

Lime blossom - coming soon

 

 

Linseed

 

 

Liquorice

 

 

Lobelia

 

 

Lungwort

 

M

Marigold

 

 

Marshmallow

 

 

 

Meadowsweet

 

 

 

Melilot

 

 

 

Melissa

 

 

Milk Thistle

Mistletoe

 

 

Motherwort

 

 

Mountain Flax

Mugwort - coming soon

Mullein

 

 

Mustard

 

 

Myrrh

 

 

N

Nettle

 

 

Night Blooming Cereus

Nutmeg

 

 

O

Oak

 

 

Oats

 

 

Oregon Grape - coming soon

Osha - coming soon

 

P

Parsley - coming soon

Parsley piert

Partridge berry

 

 

Pasque flower

 

 

Passionflower

 

 

Pellitory-of-the-wall - coming soon

Peppermint

 

 

Peruvian Balsam

 

 

 

Pilewort

 

 

Pill-bearing spurge

Pipsissewa - coming soon

Pleurisy root

Poke root

 

 

 

Prickly Ash

Psyllium

Pulsatilla

 

 

Purple Coneflower

 

 

 

Q

Queen's Delight

 

 

 

R

Raspberry

 

 

Red Clover

 

 

Rhubarb

Ribwort Plantain - coming soon

Roman Chamomile - coming soon

Rosehip

 

 

Rosemary

 

 

 

S

Sage

 

 

Sarsaparilla

 

 

 

Saw Palmetto

 

 

St.John's Wort

 

 

Senna

 

 

 

Seven Barks

 

 

Shepherd's Purse

 

 

 

 

Skullcap

 

 

 

Skunk cabbage - coming soon

Slippery elm

Smooth Alder - coming soon

Soapwort

 

 

Southernwood

Spurge

Sundew

 

 

Sweet Flag - coming soon

Sweet Oriental Gum - coming soon

Sweet Sumach - coming soon

Sweet Violet - coming soon

 

 

 

T

Tansy - coming soon

 

 

 

Tea

 

 

Tea Tree

Thornapple - coming soon

 

 

 

Thuja

Thyme

 

 

Tormentil

 

 

Turmeric

 

 

V

Valerian

 

 

Vervain

 

 

 

W

Wahoo

White Dead Nettle

 

 

 

White Horehound

 

 

White Pond Lily - coming soon

 

 

White Willow - coming soon

Wild Cherry

Wild Indigo

Wild Lettuce - coming soon

Wild Marjoram

Wild Yam

Wintergreen - coming soon

Witch Hazel

 

 

Wormwood

 

 

Y

Yarrow

 

 

Yellow Dock

Yellow Jasmine - coming soon

Yerba Mansa - coming soon

Yerba mate

 

 

 

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Last updated 27th November 2014     ęPurple Sage Botanicals