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Herbal Gallery & Encyclopedia

Most of the Herb pictures in this Gallery are from my Herb Garden, those that are not are indicated by # Those that are from Friends gardens are indicated by +.

If you click on the Photograph or Common Name of the herb you will be taken to another page with a bigger picture & information on the herb. The info for majikal properties comes from Scott cunninghams " Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs " and my own knowledge & experience.  These herbs can also be found in the Herbs for Common Ailments, which breaks down the Herbs by Ailment.

All other information on the herbs comes from my own knowledge & experience and the following resources : http://www.pfaf.org/, The Holistic Herbal - David Hoffman, The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants - Andrew Chevallier, Potters New Cyclopedia of Botanical Drugs & Preparations, The Yoga of Herbs- David Frawley and Vasant Lad, The constiuents of Medicinal Plants - Andrew Pengelly, The Energetics of Western Herbs - Peter Holmes, Nutritional Herbology - Mark Pedersen. 

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Agrimony / Agrimonia eupatoria

Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Agrimonia
Species: eupatoria

Aloe / Aloe barbaradensis

Family: Aloeaceae
Genus: Aloe
Species: barbaradensis

Amla / Emblica officinalis

Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Emblica
Species: officinalis

Angelica / Angelica archangelica

Family: Umbelliferae/Apiaceae
Genus: Angelica
Species: archangelica

Bacopa / Bacopa monnieri

Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Bacopa
Species: monnieri

Barberry / Berberris vulgaris

Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Berberris
Species: vulgaris

Basil / Ocimum basilicum / spp.

Family: Labiatae/ Lamiaceae
Genus: Ocimum
Species: basilicum

Bay Leaf / Lauris nobilis

Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Lauris
Species: nobilis

Betony / Stachys officinalis

Family: Labiatae/ Lamiaceae
Genus: Stachys
Species: officinalis

Bishops weed / Ammi majus

Family: Umbelliferae / Apiaceae
Genus: Ammi
Species: majus

Blue Flag / Iris versicolour

Family: Iridaceae
Genus: Iris
Species: versicolour

Borage / Borago officinalis

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus:
Species:

Brugmansia / Brugmansia sanguinea

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Brugmansia
Species: sanguinea

Bupleurum / Bupleurum falcatum.

Family: Umbelliferae /Apiaceae
Genus: Bupleurum
Species: falcatum

Burdock / Arctium Lappa

Family: Compositae / Asteraceae
Genus:
Species:

Calamus / Acorus Calamus

Family:
Genus: Acorus
Species: calamus

Calea / Calea zacatechichi

Family: Compositae/ Asteraceae
Genus: Calea
Species: zacatechichi

Calendula / Calendula officinalis

Family: Compositae/ Asteraceae
Genus: Calendula
Species: officinalis

Californian Poppy / Eschscholzia californica

Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Eschscholzia
Species: californica

Canary Island Sage / Salvia canariensis

Family: Labiatae/ Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: canariensis

Caper Bush / Capparis spinosa

Family: Capparidaceae or Capparaceae
Genus: Capparis
Species: spinosa

Cardamon / Elettaria cardamomum

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Elettaria
Species: cardamomum

Catmint / Nepeta x faassenii

Family: Labiatae/ Lamiaceae
Genus: Nepeta
Species: x faassenii

Catnip / Nepeta cataria

Family: : Labiatae/ Lamiaceae
Genus: Nepeta
Species: cataria

Chaste Berry / Vitex agnus castus

Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Vitex
Species: agnus castus

Chickory / Cichorium intybus

Family: Compositae/ Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
Species: intybus

Clary Sage / Salvia sclarea

Family: Labiatae/ Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: sclarea

Cleavers / Galium aparine

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Galium
Species: aparine

Codonopsis / Codonopsis pilosa

Family: Camapanulaceae
Genus: Codonopsis
Species: pilosa

Comfrey / Symphytum officinale

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Symphytum
Species: officinale

Coriander / Coriandrum sativum

Family: Umbelliferae / Apiaceae
Genus: Coriandrum
Species: sativum

Cramp Bark / Viburnum opulus

Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Viburnum
Species: Opulus

Damiana / Tunera difussa/ aphrodisica

Family: Turneraceae
Genus: Tunera
Species: difussa/ aphrodisica

Dandelion / Taraxacum officinale

Family: Compositae / Asteraceae
Genus: Taraxacum
Species: officinale

Dragons Blood / Draceana draco , Daemonorops draco

Family: Arecaceae or Palmae.
Genus:
Species:

Echinacea / Echinachea purpurea

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Echinachea
Species: purpurea

Elder Berry / Sambucus nigra

Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Sambucus
Species: nigra

Fennel / Foeniculum vulgare

Family: Umbelliferae/Apiaceae
Genus: Foeniculum
Species: vulgare

Feverfew / Tanacetum parthenium

Family: Compositae /Asteraceae
Genus: Tanacetum
Species: parthenium

French Sorrel / Rumex scutatus

Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Rumex
Species: scutatus

Gingko Biloba / Gingko biloba

Family: Gingkoaceae
Genus: Gingko
Species: biloba

Globe Artichoke / Cynara scolymus

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Cynara
Species: scolymus

Golden Rod / Solidago virgaurea

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Solidago
Species: virgaurea

Gotu cola/ Indian Pennywort / Hydrocotyle asiatica or Centella asiatica.

Family: Umbelliferae
Genus: Centella / Hydrocotyle
Species: asiatica.

Heimia / Heimia salicifolia

Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Heimia
Species: salicifolia

Hemp Agrimony / Eupatorium cannabinum

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Eupatorium
Species: cannabinum

Henbane (White ) / Hyoscamus alba

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Hyoscamus
Species: alba

Hibiscus / Hibiscus rosa - sinensis

Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species: rosa - sinensis

Horseradish / Armoracia rusticana

Family: Cruciferae
Genus: Armoracia
Species: rusticana

Hyssop / Hyssopus officinalis

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Hyssopus officinalis
Species: Hyssopus officinalis

Jarrah / Eucalyptus marginata

Family: Mytaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: marginata

Jasmine / Jasminum officinale

Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Jasminum
Species: officinale

Jasmine Sambac / Jasminum sambac

Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Jasminum
Species: sambac

Jiao Gu Lan / Gynostemma pentaphyllum

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Gynostemma
Species: pentaphyllum

Lavender / Lavendula angustifolia

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Lavendula
Species: angustifolia

Lemon / Citrus limon

Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: limon

Lemon Balm / Melissa officinalis

Family: Labiatae /Lamiaceae
Genus: Melissa
Species: officinalis

Lemon Verbena / Lippia / Aloysia citriodora/triphylla

Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Lippia / Aloysia
Species: citriodora/triphylla

Lemongrass / Cymbopogon citratus

Family: Poaceae
Genus: Cymbopogon
Species: citratus

Licorice / Glycyrrhiza glabra

Family: Leguminosae /Fabaceae
Genus: Glycyrrhiza
Species: glabra

Lions Ear / Leonotis nepetafolia

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Leonotis
Species: nepetafolia

Lions Tail / Leonotis leonorus

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Leonotis
Species: leonorus

Lions Tail ( White ) / Leonotis leonorus var. alba

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Leonotis
Species: leonorus var. alba

Marshmallow / Althea officinalis

Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Althea
Species: officinalis

Mate / Ilex paraguariensis

Family: Aquifolaceae
Genus: Ilex
Species: paraguariensis

Meadowsweet / Filipendula ulmaria

Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Filipendula
Species: ulmaria

Mexican Bush Sage / Salvia leucantha

Family: Labiatae /Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: leucantha

Mexican Poppy / Argemone mexicana

Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Argemone
Species: mexicana

Mint / Mentha arvensis

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha
Species: arvensis

Moonflower / Impomea alba

Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Impomea
Species: alba

Morinda / Morinda officinalis

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus:
Species:

Motherwort / Leonorus cardiaca

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Leonorus
Species: cardiaca

Moxa Weed / Artemisia capillaris

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: capillaris

Mugwort / Artemisia vulgaris

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia vulgaris
Species: Artemisia vulgaris

Nettle / Urtica dioica

Family: Urticacea
Genus: Urtica
Species: dioica

Olive / Olea europa

Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Olea
Species: europa

Parsley / Petroselinum crispum

Family: Umbelliferae/ Apiaceae
Genus: Petroselinum
Species: crispum

Pau D'Arco / Tabebuia heptaphylla

Family: Bignoniaceae
Genus: Tabebuia
Species: heptaphylla

Pellitory of the Wall / Parietaria officinalis

Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Parietaria
Species: officinalis

Pineapple Sage / Salvia elegans

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia elegans
Species: Salvia elegans

Plantain / Plantago major

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Plantago
Species: major

Red Clover / Trifolium pratense

Family: Leguminosae /Fabaciae
Genus: Trifolium
Species: pratense

Rhodiola / Rhodiola rosea

Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Rhodiola
Species: rosea

Rock Rose / Cistus purpureus

Family: Cistacae
Genus: Cistus
Species: purpureus

Roman Wormwood / Artemisia pontifica

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: pontifica

Rose Petals / Rosa spp.

Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
Species: gallica, persica, chinensis, otto, damask

Rosemary / Rosemarinus officinalis

Family:
Genus: Rosemarinus
Species: officinalis

Rue / Ruta graevolens

Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Ruta
Species: graevolens

Sage / Salvia officinalis

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: officinalis

Sceletium / Sceletium emarcidum / tortuosum

Family: Mesembryanthemaceae
Genus: Sceletium
Species: emarcidum / tortuosum

Schisandra / Schisandra chinensis

Family: Schisandraceae
Genus: Schisandra
Species: chinensis

Siberian Ginseng / Eleutherococcus senticosus

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Eleutherococcus
Species: senticosus

Siberian Motherwort / Leonorus sibericus

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Leonorus
Species: sibericus

Soapwort / Saponaria oficinalis

Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Saponaria
Species: oficinalis

Southernwood / Artemisia abrotanum

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: abrotanum

Spanish Lavender / Lavendula stoechas

Family:
Genus: Lavendula
Species: stoechas

Squill / Urginea scilla

Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Urginea
Species: scilla

St. Marys Thistle / Silybum marianum

Family: Compositae / Asteraceae
Genus: Silybum
Species: marianum

Stevia / Stevia rebaudiana

Family: Compositae / Asteraceae
Genus: Stevia
Species: rebaudiana

Suma / Pfaffia paniculata

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Pfaffia
Species: paniculata

Sunflower / Helianthus annuus

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Helianthus
Species: annuus

Tansy / Tanacetum vulgaris

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Tanacetum
Species: vulgaris

Thyme / Thymus vulgaris

Family: Labiatae /Lamiaceae
Genus: Thymus
Species: vulgaris

Toothache Plant -Spilanthes / Spilanthes acmella

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Spilanthes
Species: acmella

Tulsi / Ocimum sanctum

Family: Labiatae /Lamiaceae
Genus: Ocimum
Species: sanctum

Valerian / Valeriana officinalis

Family: Valerianaceae
Genus: Valeriana
Species: officinalis

Violet / Viola odorata

Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: odorata

White Sage / Salvia apiana

Family: Labiatae / Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: apiana

Wild Lettuce / Lactuca virosa

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Lactuca
Species: virosa

Withania / Withania somnifera

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Withania
Species: somnifera

Woad / Isatis tinctoria

Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Isatis
Species: tinctoria

Wolfberry / Lycium chinense / barbarum

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Lycium
Species: chinense / barbarum

Womandrake / Madragora autumnalis

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Madragora
Species: autumnalis

Wormwood / Artemisia absinthium

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: absinthium

Yarrow / Achillea millefolium

Family: Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Achillea
Species: millefolium

Yellow Dock / Rumex crispus

Family: Polygonaceae
Genus:
Species: