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Herewith a list of the English names of medicinal plants and their corresponding Latin names.

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English

Latin

Agrimony

Agrimonia eupatoria

Alder buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula

Alfalfa

Medicago sativa

Algae (red)

Gloiopeltis furcata

Almond

Prunus amygdalus

Aloe

Aloe vera

Angelica

Angelica archangelica

Angostura (cusparia bark)

Galipea cusparia officinalis

Anise

Pimpinella anisum

Apricot

Prunus armeniaca

Arabian coffee

Coffe arabica

Arnica

Arnica montana

Artichoke (globe)

Cynara scolymus

Asarabacca

Asarum europaeum

Balsam fir

Abies balsamea, pinus canadensis

Barberry

Berberis vulgaris

Basil (sweet)

Ocimum Basilicum

Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Birch

Betula alba

Birthwort

Aristolochia clematitis

Bistort

Polygonum bistorta

Bitter orange tree

Citrus aurantium

Bittersweet

Solanum dulcamara

Black cohosh

Cimifuga racemosa

Black currant

Ribes nigrum

Black elder

Sambucus nigra

Black pine

Pinus strobus

Black Poplar

Populus nigra

Blackberry

Rubus fruiticosus

Blackthorn

Prunus spinosa

Bladderwrack

Fucus vesiculosus

Boldo tree

Peumus boldus

Box

Buchus sempervirens

Bryony (white)

Bryonia alba, Bryonia dioica

Buchu leaves

Barosma betulina

Buckbean

Menyanthes trifoliata

Buckthorn

Rhamnus catharticus

Burdock (great)

Arctium lappa, Lappa major

Burnet

sanguisorba minor

Butcher's broom

Ruscus aculeatus

Butterbur

Petasites officinalis

Cabbage

Brassica oleracea

Calamus

Acorus calamus

Chamomile/ Camomile (German)

Matricaria chamomilla

Chamomile/ Camomile (Roman)

Anthemis nobilis

Camphor tree

Cinnamomum camphora

Caraway

Carum carvi

Castor bean

Ricinus communis

Catnip

Nepeta cataria

Cayenne pepper

Capsicum frutescens

Celery

Apium graveolens

Centaury (common)

Centaurium minus

Cherry (laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus

Cherry (Wild black)

Prunus serotina

Chervil

Anthriscus cerefolium

Chestnut (sweet)

Castanea vulgaris

Chickweed

Stellaria media

Chicory

Cichorium intybus

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Christmas rose (black)

Helleborus niger

Cinnamon

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum

Cleavers

Galium aparanine

Clove

Eugenia caryophyllata

Clover (red)

Trifolium pratense

Clover (white)

Trifolium repens

Club Moss

Lycopodium clavatum

Coltsfoot

Tussilago farfara

Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

Common fumitory

fumaria officinalis

Corn

Zea mays

Cornflower

Centaurea cyanus

Couchgrass (common)

Agropyron repens

Cowslip

Primula veris

Cranberry

Vaccinium oxycoccos

Cranberry (alpine)

Vaccinium vitis idaea

Cress-of-para

Spilanthes pleracea

Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens

Daisy

Bellis perennis

Damiana

Turnera diffusa

Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

Dead nettle (white)

Lamium album

Deadly nightshade

Atropa belladonna

Devils claw

Harpagophyum procumbens

Dogs mercury

Mercurialis perennis

Dong quai

Angelica sinensis (Chinese)

Dwarf elder

Sambucus ebulus

Elder flowers

Sambucus canadensis, niger

Elecampagne

Inula helenium

Ephedra

Ephedra distachia

European mistletoe

Viscum album

Evening primrose

Oenothera biennis

Everlasting flower

Helichrysum arenarium

Eyebright

Euphrasia officinales

Fennel (common)

Foeniculum vulgare

Fenugreek

Trigonella foenum-graecum

Fireweed

Epilobium angustifolium

Flax

Linum usitatissimum

Fleabane (Canadian)

Erigeron canadensis

Foxglove (red)

Digitalis purpurea

Garden rhubarb

Rheum rhaponiticum

Garlic

Allium sativum

Geranium

Pelargonium spp.

Ginger

Zingiber officinale

Ginseng (American)

Panax Quinquefolium

Ginseng (Korean)

Panax ginseng

Ginseng (Siberian)

Eleutherococcus senticosus

Goldenseal

Hydrastis canadensis

Goutwort

Aegopodium podagraria

Guarana shrub

Paullinia cupana

Gypsywort

Lycopus europaeus

Hawthorn

Crataegus oxyacantha

Heather

Erica cornea, calluna vulgaris

Hemlock spruce, Canadian pine

Tsuga canadensis

Henbane

Hyoscyamus niger

Henna

Lawsonia ineimis

Herb Robert

Geranium robertanium

Holly

Ilex aquifolium

Hops

Humulus lupulus

Horehound (white)

Marrubium vulgare

Horse nettle

Solanum carolinense

Horsechestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

Horseraddish

Cochlearia armoracia

Horsetail

Equisetum arvense

Huckleberry

Vaccinum myrtillus

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis

Iceland moss

Cetraria islandica

Ipecacuanha

Cephaelis ipecacuanha

Ivy

Hedera helix

Jerusalem artichoke

Helianthus tuberosus

Juniper

Juniperus communis

Kidney vetch

Anthyllis vulneraria

Knot grass

Polygonum aviculare

Kola nut

Cola nitida (cola vera)

Ladies Mantle

Alchemilla vulgaris

Laurel (bay)

Laurus nobilis

Lavender

Lavandula officinalis

Lavender (French)

Lavandula stoechas

Lemon balm

Melissa officinalis

Licorice

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Lime (small-leaved)

Tilia cordata

Locoweed

Astragalus molissimus

Lovage

Levisticum officinale

Lungwort

Pulmonaria officinalis

Maidenhair fern

Adiantum pedatum

Maidenhair tree

Ginkgo biloba

Mallow

Malva ssp.

Marigold

Calendula officinalis

Marjoram (pot)

Marjorana hortensis

Marjoram (wild)

Origanum vulgare

Marsh mallow

Althaea officinalis

Masterwort

Peucedanum ostruthium

Meadowsweet

Filipendula ulmaria

Melilot

Meliloyus officinalis

Monkshood

Aconitum napellus

Motherwort

Leonurus cardiaca

Mountain pine

Pinus mugo, montana

Mugwort

Artemisia vulgaris

Mulberry tree

Morus alba

Mullein (common)

Verbascum thapsus

Mustard (black)

Brassica nigra

Mustard (white)

Brassica hirta

Myrrh

Commiphora myrrha

Myrtle

Myrtus communis

Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus

Oak (common red)

Quercus robur var

Oak (white)

Quercus alba

Oats

Avena sativa

Onion

Allium cepa

Opium poppy

Papaver somniferum

Oregano

Origanum vulgare

Papaya tree

Carcia papaya

Parsley

Petroselinum crispum

Passion flower

Passiflora incarnata

Pellitory of the wall

Parietaria officinalis

Pennyroyal (American)

Hedeoma pulegioides

Pennyroyal (European)

Mentha pulegium

Peppermint

Mentha piperita

Periwinkle

Vinca minor

Peruvian bark

Cinchona succirubra

Pheasant's eye

Adonis vernalis

Plantain (large)

Plantago major

Plantain (small)

Plantago Lanceolata

Prickly ash

Xanthoxylum americanum

Pumpkin

Cucurbita pepo

Ramson

Allium ursinum

Raspberry (red)

Rubus strigosus

Red currant

Ribes alpinum

Rest-harrow (thorny)

Ononis spinosa

Rhatany

Krameria triandra

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rue

Ruta graveolens, 
R. montana, bracieosa, 
R. chalepensis

Sacred bark tree

Rhamnus purshiana

Saffron

Crocus sativus

Saffron (meadow)

Colchicum autumnale

Sage (garden)

Salvia officinalis

Sage (meadow)

Salvia pratensis

Sarsaparilla

Smilax officinalis

Savory

Satureja hortensis

Saw palmento

Serrenoa serrulata, sabal serrulata

Scotch broom

Cytisus scoparius

Scotch fir

Picea vulgaris

Scotch pine

Pinus sylvestris

Seaweed

Algae

Senna

Cassia angustifolia

Sesame

Sesamum indicum

Sheep sorrel

Rumex acetoselia

Shepard's purse

Capsela bursa pastoris

Silk cotton tree

Bombax malabaricum

Silver fir

Abies alba, A. sachalinesis

Silverweed

Potentilla anserina

Slippery elm

Ulmus fulva

Snakeroot (Canadian)

Asarum canadense

Snakeroot (Virginia)

Aristolochia serpentaria

Soapwort

Saponaria officinalis

Soybean

Glycine max

Spanish pepper (red pepper)

Capsicum anuum

Spearmint

Mentha spicata

Spikenard (spike)

Lavandula latifolia

Spirulina

Spirulina maxima

St. Johns wort

Hypericum perforatum

Star anise

Illicium verum

Stinging nettle

Urtica urens

Stonecrop

Sedum acre

Sundew

Drosera rotundifolia

Sweet tangle

Laminaria digitata

Tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus

Thistle (blessed)

Cnicus benedictus

Thistle (milk)

Silybum marianum

Thuja

Thuja occidentalis

Thyme (garden)

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme (wild or creeping)

Thymus serpyllum

Tormentil

Potentilla tormentilla

Tragant-shrub

Astragalus tragacanta

Turkish rhubarb

Rheum officinale

Valerian

Valeriana officinalis

Walnut tree

Juglans regia

Water arum

Calla palustris

Water mint

Mentha aquatica

Watercress

Nasturtium officinalis

Wheat

Triticum vulgare

Wild cherry

Prunus avium

Wild dog rose

Rosa canina

Wild mint

Mentha sylvestris

Wild pansy

Viola tricolor

Wild yam

Dioscorea villosa

Willow (white)

Salix alba

Witch hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

Woodruff (sweet)

Galium odoratum

Wormwood

Artemisia absinthium

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Yellow dock

Rumex crispus

Yellow gentian

Gentiana lutea

 

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