Materia Medica

A materia medica is an herbalist’s book containing information about herbs and treatments. This is a comprehensive list of herbs that I am knowledgeable in and have written basic information on to provide my readers with knowledge of the plant world.

Click on the herb names below to be redirected to posts containing information on the herb, how to cultivate the herb, and how to prepare the herb for medicinal and culinary uses.

(This is still a work-in-progress)

Alfalfa 

Aloe Vera

Angelica

Arnica 

Ashwagandha

Astragalus 

Basil

Bay Leaf

Birch

Black Cohosh

Black Walnut

Blackberry 

Blessed Thistle 

Blue Cohosh

Blue Vervain

Borage

Buckthorn

Burdock

Butchers Broom

Cacao

Calendula

Cardamom 

Carob

Cat’s Claw

Catnip

Chaga Mushroom

Chamomile

Chia 

Chickweed

Chicory

Chrysanthemum

Cilantro

Cinnamon

Cleavers

Clove

Coltsfoot

Comfrey

Coriander 

Cramp Bark

Cumin

Damiana

Dandelion

Devil’s Claw

Dill

Dong Quai

Echinacea  – This link redirects you to a different site that I write for in which I posted an echinacea overview.

Elder 

Eucalyptus 

Eyebright

Fennel

Fenugreek

Feverfew

Figwort

Flax

Frankincense

Garlic

Gentian

Ginger

Ginkgo

Ginseng

Goats Rue

Goldenrod

Goldenseal

Gotu Kola

Gravel Root

Hawthorn

Heather

Hemp

Hibiscus 

Holy Basil

Honeysuckle

Hops

Horehound

Horsetail

Hydrangea 

Hyssop

Juniper

Kava Kava

Lady’s Mantle 

Lavener

Lemon Balm

Lemongrass

Licorice 

Linden 

Lobelia

Lotus

Lovage 

Lungwort

Maca

Maitake Mushroom

Marshmallow

Milk Thistle 

Motherwort

Mugwort

Mullein

Mustard

Myrrh

Neem

Nettle

Nutmeg

Oatstraw

Olive Leaf

Oregano 

Orris

Paprika

Patchouli 

Pau d’ Arco

Peppermint

Periwinkle

Pipsissewa

Plantain

Poke

Poppy

Prickly Ash

Raspberry

Red Clover

Reishi Mushroom

Rosehips

Rosemary

Rue

Saffron

Sage

Sarsaparilla

Sassafras

Savory

Saw Palmetto

Sheep Sorrel

Shepherd’s Purse

Shiitake Mushroom

Skullcap

Slipper Elm

Spearmint

Spirulina 

St. John’s Wort

Stevia

Suma

Tarragon

Thyme

Turmeric 

Uva Ursi

Valerian

Vanilla

Vitex

Watercress

White Oak

White Willow

Wild Lettuce

Wild Yam

Witch Hazel

Wormwood

Yarrow

Yellow Dock

Yerba Mate

Yerba Santa

Yucca

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