The leaves of alfalfa are used to lower cholesterol, as well as forum kidney and urinary tract ailments, although there is insufficient scientific evidence for its efficacy


Arnica is used as an anti-inflammatory and for osteoarthritis. The US Food and Drug Administration has classified Arnica montana as an unsafe herb because of its toxicity. It should not be taken orall


Aspen can be used in a tea to treat fever, coughs and pains

Bay Laurel

Aqueous extracts of bay laurel can be used as astringents and even as a reasonable salve for open wounds. In massage therapy, the essential oil of bay laurel is reputed to alleviate arthritis and rheu

Belladonna/ Deadly nightshade

Although toxic, belladonna was used historically in Italy by women to enlarge their pupils, as well as a sedative, among other uses. The name itself means "beautiful woman" in Italian.


Borage has a number of uses including for use in hyperactive gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, such as gastrointestinal (colic, cramps, diarrhea), airways (asthma, bronchitis


Burdock was used traditionally as a diuretic and to lower blood sugar and, in traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for sore throat and symptoms of the common cold.


Calendular stimulates the immune system and is currently used as an ingredient in many cosmetics. In the vegetable garden, calendula draws aphids away from valuable plants. Petals are used in cooking,


Chamomile is commonly used in the U.S. for anxiety and relaxation. It is used in Europe for wound healing and to reduce inflammation or swelling. Chamomile for the skin (topical) may be used to treat


Cayenne peppers have been shown to help relieve headaches. Capsaicin is also used in topical form to treat pain and aches in muscles and joints.


Comfrey has been used as a vulnerary and to reduce inflammation. It was also used internally in the past, for stomach and other ailments, but its toxicity has led a number of other countries, includin

Common Hollyhock

Common hollyhock was believed to be an emollient and laxative, and is used to control inflammation, to stop bedwetting and as a mouthwash in cases of bleeding gums.

Common Yarrow

Common yarrow has previously been used as a diaphoretic (inducing sweats), astringent (used to contract cells, e.g. tighten skin), tonic, stimulant and mild aromatic.


In herbalism, a decoction of cornflower is effective in treating conjunctivitis and as a wash for tired eyes.

Curly dock/ yellow dock

The root of the yellow dock is often used for treating anemia, due to its high level of iron. The plant will help with skin conditions if taken internally or applied externally to things like itching,


Dandelions are a diuretic, meaning they increase the production of urine. The roots, foliage and flowers of dandelions are all edible and continue to be used in herbal treatments today. For centuries


Echinacea are plants related to sunflowers and ragweed. The leaf, flower, and root are used as medicine. Echinacea seems to activate chemicals in the body that decrease inflammation. It might also in


The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They could help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too. S

Evening Primrose

Evening primrose is a plant native to North and South America. It also grows throughout Europe and parts of Asia.The oil from the seeds of evening primrose is most often used to make medicine. Evening


As suggested from the name, eyebright was traditionall used for eye problems as well as mental depression, oxygenation and radiation poisoning


Fenugreek is an herb that is similar to clover. It is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. The seeds are used in cooking, in medicine, and to hide the taste of other


Feverfew was traditionally used to treat fevers. It is now commonly used to prevent migraines and treat arthritis. Side effects include mouth ulcers if the leaves are chewed and digestive irritation.

Field Scabious

The whole plant of field scabious is astringent and mildly diuretic. An infusion is used internally as a blood purifier and externally for treating cuts, burns and bruises


Flax seed is one of the safer choices among plant-based dietary supplements. It primarily has antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory benefits. One initial study indicates that flax seed could hel


Foxgloves were once recommended as a treatment for epilepsy (previously called ‘falling sickness’), and congestive heart failure (referred to as 'dropsy') but is now known to be poisonous. A substance


Garlic is an herb related to onion, leeks, and chives. It is commonly used for conditions related to the heart and blood system. Garlic produces a chemical called allicin which is also responsible for


Ginger is best known for its effect on the digestive tract and its ability to calm upset stomachs, relieve nausea and indigestion, stimulate the digestive tract and aid in digestion. Ginger can also


Ginkgo is a large tree with fan-shaped leaves. The leaves are commonly included in supplements and taken by mouth for memory problems, anxiety, vision or other issues but there is no scientific eviden


Ginseng is used as a tonic and aphrodisiac, even as a cure-all. Research is uncertain how well it works, partly because of the difficulty in defining "vitality" and "quality of life." There is a large


Goldenseal is used to treat diarrhea and eye and skin irritations. It is also used as an antiseptic and is an unproven treatment for colds. Goldenseal contains berberine, a plant alkaloid with a long

Holy Basil

Holy basil is a plant that is native to India. It is commonly used in the traditional Indian medicine system, Ayurveda. Holy basil is sometimes called "hot basil" because of its peppery taste. Chemica

Horny Goat Weed

Horny goat weed refers to various herb species of the Epimedium genus, and may be known as "yin yang huo." Horny goat weed contains chemicals that might help increase blood flow and improve sexual fun


Jasmine is used in dermatology as either an antiseptic or anti-inflammatory agent


Lavender is commonly used for anxiety, stress, and insomnia. It is also used for depression, dementia, pain after surgery, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to suppor

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine. Lemon balm is used for anxiety, stress, insomnia, indigestion (dyspepsia), d


Lungwort has been used since the Middle Ages to treat and/or heal various ailments of the lungs and chest


Maca, also called Ginseng Andin, Peruvian Ginseng, Lepidium meyenii, or Lepidium peruvianum, is a relative of radish and smells similar to butterscotch. Maca is a plant that grows on the high plateaus


Many people use marshmallow root for various ailments, including coughs, skin irritation, and digestive problems, such as ulcers. It comes in the forms of a powder, capsule, tea, and cough syrup, with

Milk thistle

Milk thistle is a plant that originated in the Mediterranean region. It is used to treat liver conditions and high cholesterol, and to reduce the growth of cancer cells. However, studies are uncertain

Minnieroot, fever root, snapdragon root, sheep potato

In folk medicine and Ayurvedic medicine it has been used as a diuretic, anti-diabetic, antipyretic, analgesic, antihypertensive, gastroprotective, and to treat gonorrhea


Moringa is a plant native to India and other countries. Moringa appears to work as an antioxidant, to help protect cells from damage. Moringa might also help decrease inflammation and reduce pain. Mor


Hippocrates used oregano as an antiseptic, as well as a cure for stomach and respiratory ailments. A Cretan oregano (O. dictamnus) is still used today in Greece as a palliative for sore throat.


Peonies were used as a treatment for epilepsy, with the herbals including records of peony roots, or seedpods, being 'hung about the neck' to prevent or diminish the effects of seizures. This treatmen


Peppermint oil, has a history of medicinal use for a variety of conditions, including nausea, indigestion, and symptoms of the common cold and is known for its antiseptic properties. It aids to relive

Robert Geranium

Robert geranium was used as a remedy for toothache and nosebleeds and as a vulnerary (used for or useful in healing wounds)


Rosemary is a bush with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers. Native to the Mediterranean region, it is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which include


Sage has been used for many purposes including aiding digestion, relieving cramps, reducing diarrhoea, drying up phlegm, fighting colds, acting as a salve for cuts and burns, killing bacteria and redu

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto is used to treat urine symptoms from benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). But recent studies have not found it to be effective for this condition. Side effects are mild digestive upset and


Snowdrop contains an active substance called galantamine, which is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Galantamine (or galanthamine) can be helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, though it is

St Johns Wort

St John's wort is a herbal remedy that has been used for hundreds of years to treat mental health problems. Today it is mainly used as an over-the-counter remedy to treat mild and moderate depression,

Summer snowflake

Summer snowflake is known to contain Galantamine (Nivalin, Razadyne, Razadyne ER, Reminyl, Lycoremine in pharmaceutical format). It is used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease an


Thyme is used for swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis), cough, patchy hair loss (alopecia areata), stomach problems, and many other conditions. Thyme contains chemicals


Valerian is used to treat sleeplessness and to reduce anxiety, but the evidence is not consistent to confirm it. In the U.S., valerian is used as a flavoring for root beer and other foods.


Verbena is used for sore throats and respiratory tract diseases

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is a tree and the leaf, bark, and twigs are used to make medicine. Witch hazel is taken by mouth for diarrhoea, mucous colitis, vomiting blood, coughing up blood, tuberculosis, colds, feve