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  • St. John's Wort

    St. John's Wort Botanical name(s): Hypericum Perforatum. Family: Hypericaceae Other name(s): amber, goatweed, hardhay, hyperici herba, klamath weed, tipton weed General description St. John's wort is...

  • Valerian

    Valerian Botanical name(s): Valeriana officinalis, Centranthus ruber. Family: Valerianaceae Other name(s): all-heal, amantilla, carpon's tail, heliotrope, setewale, setwall, vandal root General descr...

  • Saw Palmetto

    Saw Palmetto Botanical name(s): Sabal, Sabal serrulata, Serenoa repens Common names: Saw palmetto, shrub palmetto, dwarf palm General description The saw palmetto tree is native to North America. It ...

  • Licorice Root

    Licorice Root Botanical name(s): Glycyrrhiza glabra l. Family: Fabaceae Other name(s): licorice, sweet root General description Licorice is a herbaceous perennial commonly grown in southeastern Europ...

  • Milk Thistle

    Milk Thistle Botanical name(s): Silybum marianum Other name(s): milk thistle, marian thistle, Mary thistle, silibinin, silicristin, silidianin, silmar, silybin, silybum, silymarin, General descriptio...

  • Nettle

    Nettle Botanical name(s): Urtica dioica L. Family: Urticaceae Other name(s): common nettle, greater nettle, stinging nettle General description The stinging nettle is a noxious plant with tiny stingi...

  • Grape Seed Extract

    Grape Seed Extract Botanical name(s): Vitis vinifera Other name(s): oligomeric proanthocyanidins , OPC, pycnogenol General description The grape has a long history of medicinal uses. Ancient Egyptian...

  • Green Tea Extract

    Green Tea Extract Botanical name(s): Camellia sinensis. Family: Theaceae Other name(s): green tea, Chinese tea, green sencha tea, Japanese tea, Yame tea General description Green tea is obtained from...

  • Hawthorn

    Hawthorn Botanical name(s): Crataegus oxyacantha Other name(s): English hawthorn, haw, May, Mayblossom, Maybush, Mayflower, whitethorn General description The hawthorn is a woody shrub or small tree ...

  • Kava Kava

    Kava Kava Botanical name(s): Piper methysticum, Piperis methystici rhizoma. Family: Piperaceae Other name(s): ava, awa, gea gi, kava, kava-kava, kawa kawa, methysticum, yaqona (pronounced yangona) Ge...

  • Goldenseal

    Goldenseal Botanical name(s): Hydrastis canadensis. Family: Ranunculaceae Other name(s): golden seal, yellow root General description Goldenseal is a perennial herb native to North America. The roots...

  • Garlic

    Garlic Botanical name(s): Allium sativum. Family: Liliaceae General description Garlic consists of fresh or dried bulbs of the botanical plant Allium sativum, which is cultivated worldwide. The bulb ...

  • Ginger

    Ginger Botanical name(s): Zingiber officiale Roscoe. Family: Zingiberaceae Other name(s): gingerroot, zingiberis rhizoma General description Ginger is a perennial plant with grasslike leaves. Ginger,...

  • Ginkgo Biloba

    Ginkgo Biloba Botanical name(s): Ginkgo biloba. Family: Ginkgoaceae Other name(s): maidenhair tree General description The herb ginkgo biloba is the extract from the dried leaves and seeds of the tre...

  • Ginseng

    Ginseng Botanical name(s): Panax ginseng, Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng, an endangered species), Panax repens. Family: Araliaceae Other name(s): American ginseng, Chinese ginseng, Korean gins...

  • Glycine

    Glycine Other name(s): aminoacetic acid Unsubstantiated claims Please note that this section reports on claims that have NOT yet been substantiated through scientific studies. There is conflicting ev...

  • Cranberry

    Cranberry Botanical name(s): Vaccinium macrocarpon. Family: Ericaceae Other name(s): bearberry, craneberry General description The cranberry is an evergreen plant native to the northeastern United St...

  • Elderberry

    Elderberry Botanical name(s): Sambucus canadensis, S. nigra, S. racemosa, S. ebulus. Family: Caprifoliaceae Other name(s): black elder, European elder, elder flower, sambucas General description The ...

  • Feverfew

    Feverfew Botanical name(s): Chrysanthemum parthenium, Tanacetum parthenium. Family: Asteraceae Other name(s): altamisa, bachelor's buttons, featherfew, featherfoil General description Feverfew is rel...

  • Alfalfa

    Alfalfa Botanical name(s): Medicago sativa. Family: Fabaceae Other name(s): hay, lucerne, purple medic General description Alfalfa is a perennial grown worldwide as a feedstock for cattle. Its appear...

  • Dong Quai

    Dong Quai Botanical name(s): Angelica archangelica. Family: Umbelliferae Other name(s): angelica, Chinese angelica, Japanese angelica General description Dong quai is a fragrant perennial or biennial...

  • Echinacea

    Echinacea Botanical name(s): Echinacea purpurea, E. angustifolia, E. pallida. Family: Asteraceae Other name(s): black sampson, purple coneflower, rudbeckia, sampson root General description Echinacea...

  • Aloe

    Aloe Botanical name(s): Aloe africana, Aloe barbadensis, Aloe ferox, Aloe perryi, Aloe spicata, Aloe vera. Family: Liliaceae. Over 200 known species of aloe exist. Other name(s): Aloe vera, burn plan...

  • Bilberry

    Bilberry Botanical name(s): Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium uliginosum. Family: Ericaceae Other name(s): blueberry, bog whortleberry, northern bilberry General description Bilberries are a type of blu...

  • Black Cohosh

    Black Cohosh Botanical name(s): Cimicifuga racemosa. Family: Ranunculaceae Other name(s): black snake root, bugbane, bugwort, rattleroot, rattleweed, squaw root General description Black cohosh is a ...

  • Cascara Sagrada

    Cascara Sagrada Botanical name(s): Rhamnus purshiana. Family: Rhamnaceae Other name(s): bitter bark, sacred bark General description Cascara sagrada, which means "sacred bark," was first used by Nati...

  • Cat's Claw

    Cat's Claw Botanical name(s): Uncaria tomentosa. Family: Rubiaceae Other name(s): una de gato General description Cat's claw is a climbing vine that grows in many countries in Central and South Ameri...

  • Cayenne

    Cayenne Botanical name(s): Capsicum annuum, C. frutescens. Family: Solanaceae Other name(s): Capsaicin, capsacum, African chili, chili, hot pepper, Louisiana long pepper or sport pepper, paprika, red...

  • Chaste Tree

    Chaste Tree (Chasteberry) Botanical name(s): Vitex agnus-castus L. Family: Verbenaceae Other name(s): chasteberry, cloister pepper, hemp tree, monk's pepper, vitex General description Vitex agnus-cas...