Information on natural and herbal medicines

There are no FDA approved natural medicines, but there are two FDA approved botanical drugs: one is an extract from dragon's blood plant (Croton lechleri), while the other is a green tea (Camellia sinensis) extract.

Report If you have any problems (e.g., side effects) with a natural medicine, please submit a report.


Natural and Herbal Medicines

Updated | 2021-08-09


Name Scientific Name Context
Aloe Aloe vera / Aloe barbadensis anti-bacterial, moisturizer, dry skin
Aztec Sweet Herb Phyla dulcis / Lippia dulcis -
Black Catnip Phyllanthus amarus liver health, hepatitis B
Black Cherry Prunus serotina -
Black Cohosh Actaea racemosa / Cimicifuga racemosa women's health, menopausal complaints, mood changes
Black Walnut Juglans nigra -
California Figwort Scrophularia californica -
Cannabidiolum - epilepsy, seizures, anxiety disorders
Cape Aloe Aloe ferox anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
Chamberbitter Phyllanthus urinaria liver health
Chameleon Plant Houttuynia cordata chronic sinusitis
Cordyceps Ophiocordyceps sinensis / Cordyceps sinensis kidney and liver health, immune stimulant, endurance
Cranberry Vaccinium macrocarpon urinary health, heart health, diabetes
Curcumin - anti-oxidant, oral lichen planus, colorectal cancer
Dang Shen Codonopsis pilosula cognition, immune stimulant
Devils Claw Harpagophytum procumbens low back pain, osteoarthritis
Echinacea Echinacea immune health, gingivitis, common cold, upper respiratory tract infections
Elderberry Sambucus nigra gingivitis, immune health
Evening Primrose Oil Oenothera fatty acids, atopic dermatitis, eczema, arthritis, breast pain
Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum diabetes, satiety
Figwort Scrophularia nodosa -
Garcinia Cambogia Garcinia gummi-gutta lowers cholesterol
Garlic Allium sativum heart health, dental health, sickle cell anemia, diabetes
Ginger Zingiber officinale osteoarthritis, nausea, indigestion, painful menstruation
Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba cognition, schizophrenia, glaucoma, blood vessels, migraines, vertigo
Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis -
Green Coffee Bean Coffea mild hypertension
Gumweed Grindelia poison oak treatment
Hintonia Hintonia latiflora diabetes
Horehound Marrubium vulgare diabetes
Indian Gooseberry Phyllanthus emblica oral health
Jiaogulan Gynostemma pentaphyllum diabetes
Krantz Aloe Aloe arborescens anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
Lanceleaf Figwort Scrophularia lanceolata -
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis anxiety, stress, memory improvement
Maca Lepidium meyenii sexual health
Maryland Figwort Scrophularia marilandica -
Milk Thistle Silybum marianum liver health, iron toxicity
Muira Puama Ptychopetalum olacoides dark circles
Mullein Verbascum ear inflammation
Ningpo Figwort Scrophularia ningpoensis -
Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium / Berberis aquifolium psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema
Passionflower Passiflora incarnata anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, insomnia, mental health
Pygeum Prunus africana prostate health
Red Root Ceanothus americanus -
Reishi Mushroom Ganoderma lucidum immune stimulant
Rhodiola Rhodiola rosea cognition, stress
Saint Johns Wort Hypericum perforatum depression, menopausal complaints
Sarsaparilla Smilax gout
Saw Palmetto Serenoa repens prostate health, urinary health
Shatavari Asparagus racemosus -
Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica prostate health, osteoarthritis, diabetes
Stonebreaker Phyllanthus niruri liver health, kidney and urinary stones
Tart Cherry Prunus cerasus exercise recovery, performance, hypertension, sleep disorders, insomnia
Turmeric Curcuma longa osteoarthritis, joint pain
Valerian Valeriana officinalis sleep disorders, insomnia, anxiety, stress
Wheatgrass Triticum aestivum chemotherapy induced bone marrow suppression, inflammatory bowel disease
Yacon Smallanthus sonchifolius constipation, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Yellow Sweet Clover Melilotus officinalis blood vessels, swelling, bruising
Yohimbe Pausinystalia johimbe frees up fatty acids for energy
Name Scientific Name Context