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

latin plant names to english names

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Latin

English

Abies alba,
A. sachalinesis

Silver fir

Abies balsamea, pinus canadensis

Balsam fir

Achillea millefolium

Yarrow

Aconitum napellus

Monkshood

Acorus calamus

Calamus

Adiantum pedatum

Maidenhair fern

Adonis vernalis

Pheasant's eye

Aegopodium podagraria

Goutwort

Aesculus hippocastanum

Horsechestnut

Agrimonia eupatoria

Agrimony

Agropyron repens

Couchgrass (common)

Alchemilla vulgaris

Ladies Mantle

Algae

Seaweed

Allium cepa

Onion

Allium sativum

Garlic

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

Allium ursinum

Ramson

Aloe vera

Aloe

Althaea officinalis

Marsh mallow

Angelica archangelica

Angelica

Angelica sinensis (Chinese)

Dong quai

Anthemis nobilis

Chamomile/ Camomile (Roman)

Anthriscus cerefolium

Chervil

Anthyllis vulneraria

Kidney vetch

Apium graveolens

Celery

Arctium lappa, Lappa major

Burdock (great)

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Bearberry

Aristolochia clematitis

Birthwort

Aristolochia serpentaria

Snakeroot (Virginia)

Arnica montana

Arnica

Artemisia absinthium

Wormwood

Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon

Artemisia vulgaris

Mugwort

Asarum canadense

Snakeroot (Canadian)

Asarum europaeum

Asarabacca

Astragalus molissimus

Locoweed

Astragalus tragacanta

Tragant-shrub

Atropa belladonna

Deadly nightshade

Avena sativa

Oats

Barosma betulina

Buchu leaves

Bellis perennis

Daisy

Berberis vulgaris

Barberry

Betula alba

Birch

Bombax malabaricum

Silk cotton tree

Brassica hirta

Mustard (white)

Brassica nigra

Mustard (black)

Brassica oleracea

Cabbage

Bryonia alba, Bryonia dioica

Bryony (white)

Buchus sempervirens

Box

Calendula officinalis

Marigold

Calla palustris

Water arum

Capsela bursa pastoris

Shepards purse

Capsicum anuum

Spanish pepper (red pepper)

Capsicum frutescens

Cayenne pepper

Carcia papaya

Papaya tree

Carum carvi

Caraway

Cassia angustifolia

Senna

Castanea vulgaris

Chestnut (sweet)

Centaurea cyanus

Cornflower

Centaurium minus

Centaury (common)

Cephaelis ipecacuanha

Ipecacuanha

Cetraria islandica

Iceland moss

Cichorium intybus

Chicory

Cimifuga racemosa

Black cohosh

Cinchona succirubra

Peruvian bark

Cinnamomum camphora

Camphor tree

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum

Cinnamon

Citrus aurantium

Bitter orange tree

Cnicus benedictus

Thistle (blessed)

Cochlearia armoracia

Horseraddish

Coffe arabica

Arabian coffee

Cola nitida (cola vera)

Kola nut

Colchicum autumnale

Saffron (meadow)

Commiphora myrrha

Myrrh

Crataegus oxyacantha

Hawthorn

Crocus sativus

Saffron

Cucurbita pepo

Pumpkin

Cupressus sempervirens

Cypress

Cynara scolymus

Artichoke (globe)

Cytisus scoparius

Scotch broom

Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove (red)

Dioscorea villosa

Wild yam

Drosera rotundifolia

Sundew

Eleutherococcus senticosus

Ginseng (Siberian)

Ephedra distachia

Ephedra

Epilobium angustifolium

Fireweed

Equisetum arvense

Horsetail

Erica cornea, calluna vulgaris

Heather

Erigeron canadensis

Fleabane (Canadian)

Eugenia caryophyllata

Clove

Euphrasia officinales

Eyebright

Filipendula ulmaria

Meadowsweet

Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel (common)

Fucus vesiculosus

Bladderwrack

fumaria officinalis

Common fumitory

Galipea cusparia officinalis

Angostura (cusparia bark)

Galium aparanine

Cleavers

Galium odoratum

Woodruff (sweet)

Gentiana lutea

Yellow gentian

Geranium robertanium

Herb Robert

Ginkgo biloba

Maidenhair tree

Gloiopeltis furcata

Algae (red)

Glycine max

Soybean

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Licorice

Hamamelis virginiana

Witch hazel

Harpagophyum procumbens

Devils claw

Hedeoma pulegioides

Pennyroyal (American)

Hedera helix

Ivy

Helianthus tuberosus

Jerusalem artichoke

Helichrysum arenarium

Everlasting flower

Helleborus niger

Christmas rose (black)

Humulus lupulus

Hops

Hydrastis canadensis

Goldenseal

Hyoscyamus niger

Henbane

Hypericum perforatum

St. Johns wort

Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssop

Ilex aquifolium

Holly

Illicium verum

Star anise

Inula helenium

Elecampagne

Juglans regia

Walnut tree

Juniperus communis

Juniper

Krameria triandra

Rhatany

Laminaria digitata

Sweet tangle

Lamium album

Dead nettle (white)

Laurus nobilis

Laurel (bay)

Lavandula latifolia

Spikenard (spike)

Lavandula officinalis

Lavender

Lavandula stoechas

Lavender (French)

Lawsonia ineimis

Henna

Leonurus cardiaca

Motherwort

Levisticum officinale

Lovage

Linum usitatissimum

Flax

Lycopodium clavatum

Club Moss

Lycopus europaeus

Gypsywort

Malva ssp.

Mallow

Marjorana hortensis

Marjoram (pot)

Marrubium vulgare

Horehound (white)

Matricaria chamomilla

Chamomile/ Camomile (German)

Medicago sativa

Alfalfa

Meliloyus officinalis

Melilot

Melissa officinalis

Lemon balm

Mentha aquatica

Water mint

Mentha piperita

Peppermint

Mentha pulegium

Pennyroyal (European)

Mentha spicata

Spearmint

Mentha sylvestris

Wild mint

Menyanthes trifoliata

Buckbean

Mercurialis perennis

Dogs mercury

Morus alba

Mulberry tree

Myrtus communis

Myrtle

Nasturtium officinalis

Watercress

Nepeta cataria

Catnip

Ocimum Basilicum

Basil (sweet)

Oenothera biennis

Evening primrose

Ononis spinosa

Rest-harrow (thorny)

Origanum vulgare

Marjoram (wild)

Origanum vulgare

Oregano

Panax ginseng

Ginseng (Korean)

Panax Quinquefolium

Ginseng (American)

Papaver somniferum

Opium poppy

Parietaria officinalis

Pellitory of the wall

Passiflora incarnata

Passion flower

Paullinia cupana

Guarana shrub

Pelargonium spp.

Geranium

Petasites officinalis

Butterbur

Petroselinum crispum

Parsley

Peucedanum ostruthium

Masterwort

Peumus boldus

Boldo tree

Picea vulgaris

Scotch fir

Pimpinella anisum

Anise

Pinus mugo, montana

Mountain pine

Pinus strobus

Black pine

Pinus sylvestris

Scotch pine

Plantago Lanceolata

Plantain (small)

Plantago major

Plantain (large)

Polygonum aviculare

Knot grass

Polygonum bistorta

Bistort

Populus nigra

Black Poplar

Potentilla anserina

Silverweed

Potentilla tormentilla

Tormentil

Primula veris

Cowslip

Prunus amygdalus

Almond

Prunus armeniaca

Apricot

Prunus avium

Wild cherry

Prunus laurocerasus

Cherry (laurel)

Prunus serotina

Cherry (Wild black)

Prunus spinosa

Blackthorn

Pulmonaria officinalis

Lungwort

Quercus alba

Oak (white)

Quercus robur var

Oak (common red)

Rhamnus catharticus

Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula

Alder buckthorn

Rhamnus purshiana

Sacred bark tree

Rheum officinale

Turkish rhubarb

Rheum rhaponiticum

Garden rhubarb

Ribes alpinum

Red currant

Ribes nigrum

Black currant

Ricinus communis

Castor bean

Rosa canina

Wild dog rose

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary

Rubus fruiticosus

Blackberry

Rubus strigosus

Raspberry (red)

Rumex acetoselia

Sheep sorrel

Rumex crispus

Yellow dock

Ruscus aculeatus

Butcher's broom

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

Rue

Salix alba

Willow (whitw)

Salvia officinalis

Sage (garden)

Salvia pratensis

Sage (meadow)

Sambucus canadensis, niger

Elder flowers

Sambucus ebulus

Dwarf elder

Sambucus nigra

Black elder

sanguisorba minor

Burnet

Saponaria officinalis

Soapwort

Satureja hortensis

Savory

Sedum acre

Stonecrop

Serrenoa serrulata, sabal serrulata

Saw palmento

Sesamum indicum

Sesame

Silybum marianum

Thistle (milk)

Smilax officinalis

Sarsaparilla

Solanum carolinense

Horse nettle

Solanum dulcamara

Bittersweet

Spilanthes pleracea

Cress-of-para

Spirulina maxima

Spirulina

Stellaria media

Chickweed

Symphytum officinale

Comfrey

Taraxacum officinale

Dandelion

Thuja occidentalis

Thuja

Thymus serpyllum

Thyme (wild or creeping)

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme (garden)

Tilia cordata

Lime (small-leaved)

Trifolium pratense

Clover (red)

Trifolium repens

Clover (white)

Trigonella foenum-graecum

Fenugreek

Triticum vulgare

Wheat

Tropaeolum majus

Nasturtium

Tsuga canadensis

Hemlock spruce, Canadian pine

Turnera diffusa

Damiana

Tussilago farfara

Coltsfoot

Ulmus fulva

Slippery elm

Urtica urens

Stinging nettle

Vaccinium oxycoccos

Cranberry

Vaccinium vitis idaea

Cranberry (alpine)

Vaccinum myrtillus

Huckleberry

Valeriana officinalis

Valerian

Verbascum thapsus

Mullein (common)

Vinca minor

Periwinkle

Viola tricolor

Wild pansy

Viscum album

European mistletoe

Xanthoxylum americanum

Prickly ash

Zea mays

Corn

Zingiber officinale

Ginger

 

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