Indexed Medicinal Plant Herb Finder

Latin / Common Name Cross Reference

Occasionally plants can have numerous common names. Particularly if they have a long traditional use. Also taxonomy for some plants has changed so there may well have been a change in the scientific name for a plant.

This medicinal plant herb finder table provides an alphabetical cross-reference guide of both common and scientific (Latin*) names for plants included within this site.

In addition any herbal articles including specific herbs are named and indented under the scientific plant name.

*Although often considered the ‘Latin name’ the correct term is ‘scientific name’. Sometimes, the plant scientific name is of Greek origin rather than Latin.

Other Herb-y Bits and Pieces

This website contains some other articles relating to herbal medicine or the history of herbal medicine. These are listed below in alphabetical order.

To read any of the medicinal plant profiles or articles simply click on the links to reach the appropriate post.

A

  • A Winter Tea to keep those bugs away…
  • Achillea millefolium – yarrow
    • A Winter Tea to keep those bugs away….
  • all-healPrunella vulgaris
  • Allium sativum – garlic
    • Fight Winter Chills with Herbs from the Kitchen
    • Outlander Claire Frasers Herbal Knowledge
  • Althea officinalis – marshmallow
  • Aphyllanthes monspeliensis – Aphyllanthe de Montpellier (French common name)
  • Are conifer tress important medicinals?
  • Artemisia absinthium – wormwood
    • The Surgery of Davie Beaton the Outlander Castle Leoch Healer
  • Artemisia annua – sweet wormwood or sweet annie
  • Artemisia arborescens – giant mugwort or blue Artemis
  • Artemisia. arbrotanum – southernwood
    • Artemisia medicinal herbs from a busy lady !
  • Artemisia californica – sagebrush
  • Artemisia douglasiana – Californian mugwort or blue/green sage
  • Artemisia medicinal herbs from a busy lady !
  • Artemisia tridentata – big sagebrush or white sage
  • Artemisia vulgaris – mugwort
  • ashFraxinus excelsior
  • Aude Arboretum
  • avens – Geum urbanum

B

  • blue flagIris versicolor
  • borageBorago officinalis
  • Borago officinalis – borage
  • Botanical members of the Fagaceae family

C

  • Calendula officinalis – marigold
    • Herbal First Aid with Garden Herbs
    • Plant Medicines for Mothers-To-Be and New Babies
  • cedarwoodCedrus atlantica
  • chamomile – Matricaria chamomilla
  • chickweed – Stellaria media

D

  • dandelionTaraxacum officinale
  • Death by Gold Ring – Pretty Poisonous Potion!

E

F

G

  • garlic – Allium sativum
  • Geum urbanum – avens, wood avens, herb-bennet, colewort
  • ginger – Zingiber officinale

H

I

  • Inula helenium – elecampane
  • Iris versicolor – blue flag, iris

J

L

  • Lamium album – white dead nettle
  • LavenderLavandula angustifolia
    • Herbal First Aid with Garden Herbs
    • Natural Remedies to Help with Hot Flushes or Flashes
    • Trouble Sleeping? Natural Methods to Aid Sleep
  • Leuzea sp. – leuzée conifère (French common name)
  • Leonurus cardiaca – motherwort
  • limeflowerTilia sp.

M

  • marigoldCalendula officinalis
  • marshmallowAlthea officinalis
  • Matricaria chamomilla – chamomile
    • Trouble Sleeping? Natural Methods to Aid Sleep
    • Using Herbal Medicine and Natural Methods for Sciatica
  • Mentha piperita – peppermint
    • A Winter Tea to keep those bugs away….
    • Herbal First Aid with Garden Herbs
    • Natural Remedies to Help with Hot Flushes or Flashes
    • Using Herbal Medicine and Natural Methods for Sciatica
  • Moroccan Spice Souks and Medicinal Herbs
  • motherwortLeonurus cardiaca
  • mustard – Synapsis alba/nigra

N

O

P

  • Passiflora incarnata – passionflower
    • Using Herbal Medicine and Natural Methods for Sciatica
  • peppermintMentha piperita
  • Plant Medicines for Mothers-To-Be and New Babies
  • Prunella vulgaris – all-heal, heal-all, self-heal, Prunel, Brunel, carpenter’s herb, hook-heal, sickle-wort

Q

  • Quercus sp. – oak
    • Botanical members of the Fagaceae family

R

S

  • sageSalvia officinalis
  • Salvia officinalis – sage
    • Herbal First Aid with Garden Herbs
    • Natural Remedies to Help with Hot Flushes or Flashes
    • Plant Medicines for Mothers-To-Be and New Babies
  • Sambucus nigra flos – elderflower
    • A Winter Tea to keep those bugs away….
    • Elderflower Cordial, Wine or Liqueur ?
    • How to make… Basic Herbal Tincture Recipe
  • self-heal – Prunella vulgaris
  • Stellaria media – chickweed
    • Natural Remedies to Help with Menopausal Itching
  • sunflower – Helianthus annuus
  • sweet violetViola odorata
  • Synapsis alba/nigra – mustard
    • Fight Winter Chills with Herbs from the Kitchen

T

U

V

W

Y

  • yarrow – Achillea millefolium

Z

  • Zingiber officinale – ginger
    • Fight Winter Chills with Herbs from the Kitchen
    • Plant Medicines for Mothers-To-Be and New Babies
    • Using Herbal Medicine and Natural Methods for Sciatica