Information on Herbs
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Annotated Bibliography

Glossary of Herbal Terms


North Carolina Consortium on Natural Medicines


Herb Information Sheets for Consumers

American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.)

Primary uses: Athletic Performance, Blood Sugar, Stress Reduction

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L [formerly Cimicifuga racemosa])

Primary uses: Symptoms of Menopause

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Primary uses: Mouthwash, Antibiotic for Animals

Echinacea (E. purpurea, E. pallida, E. angustifolia)

Primary uses: Colds

False Unincorn (chamelirium luteum, Helonias dioica, Veratrum luteum)

Primary uses: Uterine Tonic

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

Primary uses: Dementia, Circulation, Wounds

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)

Primary uses: Respiratory, Intestinal, Eye, Inflammations, Immune System

Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)

Primary uses: Anxiety, Potential for Drug Addiction Treatment

Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria or Sophora tinctoria)

Primary uses: Antiseptic, Respiratory, Infections, Immune System

Wiild Yam (Discorea villosa and other Dioscorea spp)

Primary uses: Menopause Symptoms