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Medicinal plants, list and properties: from yarrow to passion flower


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What are medicinal plants? Let's see the list and, above all, find out why we should all always have them at home.

Medicinal plants are a great gift from mother nature, not just for cooking. These herbs are a valid ally of psychophysical well -being and can be used to counteract various ailments: from the most trivial to the most difficult to cure. Let's find out the list, names and properties of medicinal plants.

What are medicinal plants?

Known and used since ancient times, medicinal plants boast important healing properties . These are herbs that are found in nature, but have active ingredients similar to those of drugs that are created in the laboratory. This is why you can easily find medicines on the market that contain, for example, arnica or hawthorn . With anti-inflammatory, sedative, toning, purifying, analgesic properties and so on and so forth, medicinal and aromatic plants are valid allies of the most diverse ailments: from simple headaches to muscle contractures, passing through cardiac arrhythmias.

Different parts of the medicinal plants are used: from the flowers to the leaves, passing through the bark and the buds. On the market, in addition to seedlings , they are found in the form of: mother tinctures, bud extracts, dry extracts and essential oils. Among the medicinal plants there are medicinal and aromatic ones. The former contain active ingredients similar to those of medicines, while the latter are mainly used in the kitchen.

Medicinal plants: the list

Below is the list of medicinal herbs in alphabetical order:

  • White fir
  • Acerola
  • Yarrow
  • Chaste tree
  • Alchemilla
  • Laurel
  • Aloe Vera
  • marshmallow
  • Witch hazel
  • Pineapple
  • Angelica
  • Green anise
  • Orange
  • Argan
  • Arnica
  • Devil's claw
  • Absinthe
  • Oats
  • Ballot
  • Burdock
  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Beton
  • Birch
  • Hawthorn
  • Boswellia
  • Borage
  • Shepherd's purse
  • Cocoa
  • Marigold
  • Cinnamon
  • Chamomile
  • Artichoke
  • Cardiac
  • Milk thistle
  • Carrot
  • Hornbeam
  • Caraway
  • Cedar of Lebanon
  • Chestnut
  • Celandine
  • Gotu kola
  • Bindweed
  • Cloves
  • Chicory
  • Black cohosh
  • Cypress
  • Lemongrass
  • Coconut
  • Consolidate
  • Coriander
  • Turmeric
  • Echinacea
  • Ivy Helix
  • Terrestrial ivy
  • Eleutherococcus
  • Evening primrose
  • Horsetail
  • Epilobius
  • Catiorà grass
  • Alfalfa
  • Heather
  • Erisimo
  • Eucalyptus
  • Escholzia
  • Euphrasia
  • Beech tree
  • butterbur
  • coltsfoot
  • Fenugreek
  • FIG
  • Wild Fennel
  • Cornflower
  • Buckthorn
  • Ash tree
  • Manna ash
  • Fucus
  • Fumitory
  • Galega
  • Gaultheria
  • Gentian
  • Geranium
  • Juniper
  • Ginkgo
  • Ginseng
  • Gramigna
  • Griffonia
  • Hibiscus
  • St. John's wort
  • Horse chestnut
  • Jojoba
  • Shea
  • Raspberry
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Linen
  • Licorice
  • Hop
  • Marjoram
  • Corn
  • Mauve
  • Almond
  • Horehound
  • Apple
  • Sweet clover
  • Melissa
  • Mint
  • Mile
  • Myrrh
  • Blackberry
  • Cranberry
  • Muira Puama
  • Thrush
  • Walnuts
  • Nutmeg
  • Olive tree
  • meadowsweet
  • Origan
  • Nettle
  • Papaya
  • Parietary
  • feverfew
  • Passion flower
  • Chili pepper
  • Plantain
  • Hawkweed
  • mountain pine
  • Scots pine
  • plane tree
  • Polypodium
  • Parsley
  • Primrose
  • Psyllium
  • Oak
  • Rhubarb
  • Blackcurrant
  • rooibos
  • Rosehip
  • Rosehip
  • Rosemary
  • butcher's broom
  • Willow
  • Sage
  • Elder
  • Savory
  • Seine
  • Serenoa repens
  • Spirulina
  • Stevia
  • Tamarind
  • Dandelion
  • You
  • tea tree
  • Linden
  • thyme
  • Red clover
  • Bearberry
  • Valerian
  • mullein
  • Lemon verbena
  • Goldenrod
  • Viburnum
  • Viola
  • Red grapevine
  • Ylang-ylang
  • Ginger

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