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Acacia catechu

Achillea millefolium

Acorus calamus - coming soon

Agathosma betulina

Agrimonia eupatoria

Agropyron repens

Alchemilla arvensis

Alchemilla vulgaris - coming soon

Allium sativum

Alnus serrulata - coming soon

Aloe barbadensis

Althaea officinalis

Anemone pulsatilla

Anemopsis californica - coming soon

Anethum graveolens

Angelica archangelica - coming soon

Apium graveolens

Arctium lappa

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Armoracia rusticana - coming soon

Arnica montana

Artemisia abrotanum

Artemisia absinthium

Artemisia vulgaris - coming soon

Asclepias tuberosa

Atropa belladonna - coming soon

Avena sativa



 Ballota nigra - coming soon

Baptisia tinctoria

Barosma betulina

Berberis aquifolium - coming soon

Berberis vulgaris

Borago officinalis



Calendula officinalis

Camellia sinensis

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Capsicum minimum

Carduus marianus

Carum carvi - coming soon

Cascara sagrada

Cassia spp.

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Centaurium erythraea

Cereus grandiflorus

Cetraria islandica

Chamaelirium luteum

Chamaemelum nobile - coming soon

Chamomilla recutita

Chelidonium majus

Chelone glabra

Chimaphila umbellata - coming soon

Chionanthus virginicus

Chondrus crispus

Cimicifuga racemosa

Cinnamonum zeylanicum

Cnicus benedictus - coming soon

Coffee arabica

Cola spp. - coming soon

  Commiphora molmol

Convallaria majus

Crataegus oxyacanthoides

Curcuma longa

Cypripedium pubescens



Datura stramonium - coming soon

Dioscorea villosa

Drosera rotundifolia



Echinacea angustifolia

Elettaria cardamomum - coming soon

Ephedra sinica - coming soon

Equisetum arvense

Erythraea centaurium

Eschscholzia californica - coming soon

Eucalyptus globulus

Eugenia caryophyllus

Euonymous atropurpureus

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium purpureum

Euphorbia pilulifera

Euphrasia officinalis



Fagopyrum esculentum

Filipendula ulmaria

Foeniculum vulgare

Fucus vesiculosus

Fumaria officinalis - coming soon



Galium aparine

Gaultheria procumbens - coming soon

Gelsemium sempervirens - coming soon

Gentiana lutea

Geranium maculatum

Ginkgo biloba

Glechoma hederacea

Geum urbanum

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Guaiacum officinale - coming soon



Hamamelis virginiana

Harpagophytum procumbens

Humulus lupulus

Hydrangea arborescens

Hydrastis canadensis

Hydrocotyle asiatica - coming soon

Hyoscyamus niger

Hypericum perforatum

Hyssopus officinalis



Ilex paraguarensis

Inula helenium

Iris versicolor



Juglans cinerea

Juniperus communis



Lactuca virosa - coming soon

Lamium alba

Larrea mexicana

Lavandula officinalis - coming soon

Leptandra virginica

Leonurus cardiaca

Ligusticum porteri - coming soon

Linum catharticum

Linum usitatissimum

Liquidambar orientalis - coming soon

Lobaria pulmonaria

Lobelia inflata

Lycopus europaeus

Lycopus virginicus



Mahonia aquifolia - coming soon

Marrubium vulgare

Melaleuca alternifolia

Melilotus officinalis

Melissa officinalis

Mentha piperata

Menyanthes trifoliata - coming soon

Mitchella repens

Myrica cerifera

Myristica fragrans

Myroxylon pereirae



Nepeta cataria

Nymphaea odorata - coming soon



Oenothera biennis

Oplopanax horridum - coming soon

Origanum vulgare



Panax ginseng

Panax quinquefolium - coming soon

Parietaria diffusa - coming soon

Passiflora incarnata

Petroselinum crispum - coming soon

Phytolacca decandra

Pimpinella anisum

Piper methysticum - coming soon

Piscidia erythrina

Plantago lanceolata - coming soon

Plantago psyllium

Polygonum bistorta

Potentilla erecta

Primula veris

Prunus serotina



Quercus robur



Ranunculus ficaria

Rhamnus frangula

Rhamnus purshiana

Rheum palmatum

Rhus aromatica - coming soon

Rosa canina

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rubus idaeus

Rumex crispus



Salix alba - coming soon

Salix nigra - coming soon

Salvia officinalis

Sanguinaria canadensis

Sambucus nigra

Saponaria officinalis

Sarothamnus scoparius - coming soon

Scrophularia nodosa

Scutellaria lateriflora

Senecio aureus

Serenoa serrulata

Sinapsis alba

Sinapsis nigra

Silybum marianum

Smilax ornata

Solidago virgaurea - coming soon

Stachys betonica

Stellaria media

Sticta pulmonaria

Stillingia sylvatica

Styrax benzoin

Symphytum officinalis

Symplocarpus foetidus - coming soon



Tanacetum parthenium

Tanacetum vulgare - coming soon

Taraxacum officinale

Thuja occidentalis

Thymus vulgaris

Tilia europaea - coming soon

Trifolium pratense

Trigonella foenum-graecum

Trillium erectum

Trillium pendulum

Triticum repens

Turnera diffusa

Tussilago farfara



Ulmus fulva

Urtica dioica



Valeriana officinalis

Verbascum thapsus

Verbena officinalis

Viburnum opulus

Viburnum prunifoilum

Viola odorata - coming soon

Viola tricolor

Viscum album

Vitex agnus-castus



Xanthoxylum americanum



Zanthoxylum americanum

Zea mays

Zingiber officinale


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For your safety I am prohibited from giving specific medical advice to individuals over the internet or telephone so please do not waste your time or mine by emailing or calling me with detailed information about your health problems - I can only undertake face-to-face consultations for what should be obvious reasons. Diagnoses cannot be made remotely, and I am unable to offer any advice or treatment until I am completely satisfied that I know what I'm dealing with!  The herb profiles and treatment suggestions on this website will help enable you to choose which herbs might be appropriate for minor ailments. For more serious or chronic conditions you should seek professional advice. This is particularly important if you are taking medication from your doctor or pharmacist, as some herbs can interact adversely with other drugs. If you would like to have a consultation with a medical herbalist then you should click here  then scroll to 'Professional Organisations' at the bottom of the page to find a qualified practitioner in your area.

Christine Haughton, MA MNIMH MCPP FRSPH

Wold Farm, West Heslerton, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8RY, UK

Last updated 27th November 2014     ęPurple Sage Botanicals