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On this website, you will encounter a great deal of information about the non-pharmaceutical side of plant medicines. Today, you can acquire botanicals at pharmacies, natural product stores, and supermarkets. You will also learn about a plethora of safe, effective plant medicines. In this way, you will become better informed, to more fully appreciate the critically important role that plant medicines play in health and culture. See also: Healthy Mind | Body | Spirit A - Z for plant medicines organized by health needs.

A

Acai

Acupuncture

Adaptogen

Adaptogens

Ashwagandha (Botanical Sheet)
Boost Energy with Adaptogens (Oprah & Friends)
Eleuthero (Botanical Sheet)
PERUVIAN ANDES (Expedition Photography)
Rhodiola Rosea (Botanical Sheet)

Agave

AHPA

Alcohol

Almond Milk

Almonds

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera (Botanical Sheet)

Annatto

Antioxidants

Artichoke Leaf (Botanical Sheet)
Benefits of Beer (Fox News)
Berry Health Power (Fox News)
Black Cohosh (Botanical Sheet)
Cocoa (Botanical Sheet)
Healing Rainforest Herbs (Woman's World)
Herbs to Boost Health and Profits (Functional Ingredients)
Is Curcumin Good as Gold? (Dallas Morning News)
Libido Boosting Plants (ABC Good Morning America)
Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham Talks Cocoa (Natural Foods Merchandiser)
OPC: The Miracle Antioxidant (A Book by Chris Kilham)
Pomegranate (Botanical Sheet)
Rhodiola Rosea (Botanical Sheet)
Rosemary (Botanical Sheet)

Aphrodisiacs

A Medicine Hunter in Peru (The New York Times)
Libido Boosting Plants (ABC Good Morning America)
Rhodiola Rosea (Botanical Sheet)
Zallouh (Botanical Sheet)

Arnica

Arnica (Botanical Sheet)

Aromatherapy

Aronia

Artemisia

Artichoke

Artichoke Leaf (Botanical Sheet)

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (Botanical Sheet)

Asparagus

Bogus Cancer Cure? (Fox News)

Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca Monologues (Evolver Boston)
Exploring Nature's Pharmacy (Reality Sandwich)
Mareado on the Nauta Road (Reality Sandwich)
On the Job: Medicine Man (Psychology Today)

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ashwagandha (Botanical Sheet)
Garlic (Botanical Sheet)
B

Banana

Bananas

Naturally Hot! (Better Nutrition)
Rainforest Miracle Cures! (Woman's World)

Basil

Bee Pollen

Bee Propolis

Beer

Benefits of Beer (Fox News)

Berries

Berry Health Power (Fox News)

Beta-carotene

Betel Leaf

Bitters

Black Cherry

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh (Botanical Sheet)

Black Currant

Black Pepper

Blackberry

Blowfish Sperm

Blueberry

Berry Health Power (Fox News)

Boldo

Boldo (Botanical Sheet)
Rainforest Miracle Cures! (Woman's World)

Boswellia

Boswellia (Botanical Sheet)

Botanical Safety

Bromelain

Brugmansia

Burdock root

Buriti Fruit

Butterbur

C

Cactus

Caffeine

Yerba Mate' (Botanical Sheet)

Cajeput

Camphor

Camu Camu

Healing Rainforest Herbs (Woman's World)

Cannabis

Psyche Delicacies (A Book by Chris Kilham)

Capsaicin

Cat's Claw

Healing Rainforest Herbs (Woman's World)
Herbs to Boost Health and Profits (Functional Ingredients)
Modern Day Medicine Man (ABC Good Morning America)

Catuaba

Healing Rainforest Herbs (Woman's World)

Cat’s Claw

Cayenne Pepper

Centipede

Chaga

Chamomile

Chamomile Tea

Chanca Piedra

Healing Rainforest Herbs (Woman's World)
Rainforest Miracle Cures! (Woman's World)

Chasteberry

Chicory

Chiles

Chilies

Psyche Delicacies (A Book by Chris Kilham)

China

Chocolate

Cocoa (Botanical Sheet)
Cocoa and the Kuna Indians of Panama (ABC Good Morning America)
Libido Boosting Plants (ABC Good Morning America)
Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham Talks Cocoa (Natural Foods Merchandiser)
Psyche Delicacies (A Book by Chris Kilham)
Taking Your Cocoa (Woman's World)

Chokeberry

Chrysanthemum

Chuchuhuasi

Rainforest Miracle Cures! (Woman's World)

Chyawanprash

Cicadas

Cinnamon

Cinnamon Cure (Fox News)

Clary Sage

Clendula

Coca Leaf

PERUVIAN ANDES (Expedition Photography)

Cocao

Cocoa

Cocoa (Botanical Sheet)
Cocoa (Expedition Photography)
Cocoa and the Kuna Indians of Panama (ABC Good Morning America)
Libido Boosting Plants (ABC Good Morning America)
Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham Talks Cocoa (Natural Foods Merchandiser)
Naturally Hot! (Better Nutrition)
Panama (Expedition Photography)
Psyche Delicacies (A Book by Chris Kilham)
Rainforest Miracle Cures! (Woman's World)
Taking Your Cocoa (Woman's World)

Coffee

Psyche Delicacies (A Book by Chris Kilham)

Comfrey

Common Periwinkle

Copaiba

Cordyceps

Chinatown Treasures (Fox News)

Cranberries

Cranberry

Berry Health Power (Fox News)
Modern Day Medicine Man (ABC Good Morning America)

Curcumin

Herbal Gold: The Power of Curcumin (ABC Good Morning America)
Herbs to Boost Health and Profits (Functional Ingredients)
Is Curcumin Good as Gold? (Dallas Morning News)
G

Gac Fruit

Garlic

Garlic (Botanical Sheet)

Gentian root

Ginger

Ginger root

Ginkgo

Ginseng

Boost Energy with Adaptogens (Oprah & Friends)

Goji

Goji Berry

CHINA (Expedition Gallery)
Libido Boosting Plants (ABC Good Morning America)

Grasshoppers

Eating Grasshoppers (Fox News)

Graviola Fruit

Greek Coffee

Green Coffee

Green Coffee Extract

Green Tea

Grubs

Guarana

Guayusa

Rainforest Miracle Cures! (Woman's World)
H

Hashish

Hawthorn Berry

MOROCCO (Expedition Gallery)

Heal All

Hemp

Herbal Products

Hibiscus

Hiziki

Holy Basil

Boost Energy with Adaptogens (Oprah & Friends)

Homeopathy

Arnica (Botanical Sheet)

Hoodia

Boost Energy with Adaptogens (Oprah & Friends)

Hops

Benefits of Beer (Fox News)

Horny Goad Weed

Horny Goat Weed

Horopito

Horse Chestnut

Horsetail

Hot Plants

A Medicine Hunter in Peru (The New York Times)
Boost Energy with Adaptogens (Oprah & Friends)
Doing It: Naughty by Nature (Outside Magazine)
Hot Plants (A Book by Chris Kilham)
Libido Boosting Plants (ABC Good Morning America)
Naturally Hot! (Better Nutrition)
On a Remote Path to Cures (The New York Times)
Rhodiola Rosea (Botanical Sheet)
Sex-Enhancing Plants (Oprah Radio)
Taking Your Cocoa (Woman's World)
Zallouh (Botanical Sheet)

Hyssup

M

Maca

A Medicine Hunter in Peru (The New York Times)
Exploring Nature's Pharmacy (Reality Sandwich)
Herbs to Boost Health and Profits (Functional Ingredients)
Libido Boosting Plants (ABC Good Morning America)
Maca Botanical Sheet (Botanical Sheet)
Modern Day Medicine Man (ABC Good Morning America)
Naturally Hot! (Better Nutrition)
On a Remote Path to Cures (The New York Times)
PERUVIAN ANDES (Expedition Photography)
Sex-Enhancing Plants (Oprah Radio)
The Shaman’s Pharmacy (UMass Amherst Magazine)

Magic Mushrooms

Maitake

Mango

Mangosteen

Manuka

Manuka Honey

Manuka Oil

Maple

Maple Syrup

Maqui Berry

Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

Meditation

Herbs for Yoga (Marketplace)
THE FIVE TIBETANS (A Book by Chris Kilham)

Melatonin

Menthol

Milk Thistle

MOROCCO (Expedition Gallery)

Milkweed

Mint

Muirapuama

Mullein

Mushrooms

N

Nettle

Nigella

Noni

Anti-Aging Secrets of Noni (The Dr. Oz Show)
Noni (Botanical Sheet)
VANUATU (Expedition Gallery)

Nopal

Nori

Nutmeg

High Herbs (Fox News)

Nuts

P

Palo Mamajuana

Palo santo

Panax Ginseng

Chinatown Treasures (Fox News)
Naturally Hot! (Better Nutrition)

Papaya

Passion Flower

Pau d'Arco

Healing Rainforest Herbs (Woman's World)
Rainforest Miracle Cures! (Woman's World)

Peppermint

Peppers

Periwinkle

Peyote

Pickled Turnip

Pineapple

Placenta

Plantains

Rainforest Miracle Cures! (Woman's World)

Pomegranate

Pomegranate (Botanical Sheet)

Poppy Seed

Pot

Psychedelics

Pueraria

R

Rainforest

Raspberry

Berry Health Power (Fox News)

Raspberry Ketone

Red Clover

Red Ginseng

Chinatown Treasures (Fox News)

Red Tea

Reishi

Reishi Mushroom

Rhaponticum

Rhodiola

Boost Energy with Adaptogens (Oprah & Friends)
CHINA (Expedition Gallery)
Herbs to Boost Health and Profits (Functional Ingredients)
Libido Boosting Plants (ABC Good Morning America)
Modern Day Medicine Man (ABC Good Morning America)
Naturally Hot! (Better Nutrition)
Rhodiola Rosea (Botanical Sheet)
Sex-Enhancing Plants (Oprah Radio)
The Shaman’s Pharmacy (UMass Amherst Magazine)

Rhodiola rosea

Rodioloa

Rooibos

Roselle

Rosemary

MOROCCO (Expedition Gallery)
Rosemary (Botanical Sheet)
S

Sacred Plants

Ayahuasca Monologues (Evolver Boston)
Exploring Nature's Pharmacy (Reality Sandwich)
Mareado on the Nauta Road (Reality Sandwich)
Psyche Delicacies (A Book by Chris Kilham)

Saffron

Sage

Salt

Salvia Divinorum

High Herbs (Fox News)

San Pedro Cactus

Sangre de Drago

Sangre de Grado

Healing Rainforest Herbs (Woman's World)

Saw Palmetto

Sceletium

Schisandra

Boost Energy with Adaptogens (Oprah & Friends)
CHINA (Expedition Gallery)
Herbs to Boost Health and Profits (Functional Ingredients)
Modern Day Medicine Man (ABC Good Morning America)
Naturally Hot! (Better Nutrition)
Schisandra (Expedition Gallery)

Schisandra Berry

Sea Urchin

Seabuckthorn

Serotonin

Shallots

Shea butter

Shi Hu

Shiitake

Silica

Silkworm

Soursop

Spearmint

St. John's Wort

Modern Day Medicine Man (ABC Good Morning America)

Stevia

Healing Rainforest Herbs (Woman's World)

Strawberry

Berry Health Power (Fox News)

Suguki

Super Berry

Super Fruit

Superberries

Berry Health Power (Fox News)

Superfood

Sveltol

Svetol

T

Tamanu

The Shaman’s Pharmacy (UMass Amherst Magazine)
VANUATU (Expedition Gallery)

Tamanu Oil

TCM

Tea

Tea Tree Oil

THC

Psyche Delicacies (A Book by Chris Kilham)

Thyme

Tiger Balm

Toad Sucking

Tomato

Tongkat Ali

Doing It: Naughty by Nature (Outside Magazine)
Libido Boosting Plants (ABC Good Morning America)
Naturally Hot! (Better Nutrition)
Sex-Enhancing Plants (Oprah Radio)

Totara

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Tulsi

Turmeric

Herbal Gold: The Power of Curcumin (ABC Good Morning America)
Herbs to Boost Health and Profits (Functional Ingredients)
Is Curcumin Good as Gold? (Dallas Morning News)
Z

Zallouh

Zallouh (Botanical Sheet)

While medicinal plants are the actual plants themselves, plant medicines are preparations made from those plants. Plant medicines are the most widely used medicines in the world today. See also: Mind/Body/Spirit A-Z for plant medicines organized by health needs.