Medicinal Herb Chart

Over 499 Healing Herbs - Benefits, Side Effects and Uses



Medicinal Herb Chart


Psychedelic: Mind Altering Plants

Mind altering plants and herbs have been important in shaping the cultures and religious ceremonies of many primitive and advanced cultures. Many of these plants are toxic in high doses, indeed the main difference between a poison, a medicine and a narcotic is one of dosage.


  • Argemone - Prickly Poppy Argemone - Prickly Poppy Argemone mexicana Mexican Poppy, bluestem
    Annual Herb : Like other members of the poppy family, the prickly poppy has a long history as a traditional medicine....
  • Belladonna Belladonna Atropa belladonna Deadly nightshade
    Perennial sub shrub : Belladonna, or deadly nightshade is no longer used in herbal medicine. Its leaves, roots and black berries are dangerous....
  • Calamus root Calamus root Acorus calamus Sweet Sledge. Sweet Myrtle, Sweet Flag
    perennial wetland monocot : Sweet flag, or calamus has been in use worldwide in Asian European and Native American herbal traditions since the times of ancient Greece...
  • Carrot, Wild Carrot, Wild Daucus carota L. Wild Carrot; Queen Anne's Lace; Bird's-nest
    Perennial Herb : Domesticated carrots are not the same species as the wild carrot, commonly know as Queen Annes Lace, whose seed is the part used medicinally...
  • Coca, cocaine Coca, cocaine Erythroxylum coca cocaine
    : Coca leaves have been used as a stimulant by the indigenous people of Peru, Bolivia, and northern Argentina for centuries; it also has religious and symbolic significance....
  • Datura Datura Datura spp Jimsonweed, metel nut, Thorn Apple
    herbaceous : Datura are potent members of the Solanaceae family, relatives of other well known narcotic plants such as henbane and mandrake....
  • Dill Dill Anethum graveolens
    Annual Herb : Mouthwatering dill is carminative, it eases gas pains, bloating and settles the stomach. Both the leaves (dill weed) and seeds are used as a seasoning....
  • Hemp Oil Hemp Oil Cannabis sativa
    Annual Herb : Perhaps the most valued property of hemp (Cannabis sativa) is its percentage of essential fatty acids, which is higher than any other plant in the world. Although Cannabis sativa is illegal in the United States because of the dried leaves intoxica...
  • Henbane Henbane Hyoscyamus niger Hog bean, stinking nightshade
    Annual or Biannual plant : Henbane has been used medicinally since the time of Pliny in ancient Greece, but it is not a herb to be taken for home use....
  • Nutmeg Nutmeg Myristica fragrans Mace
    Tropical tree : Historically, nutmeg has been used as a form of medicine to treat many affecting the nervous system to the digestive system. Nutmeg essential oil is used in aromatherapy....
  • Wild lettuce Wild lettuce Lactuca virosa Bitter lettuce, Opium Lettuce
    Biennial herb : Wild lettuce contains a sedative milky latex that can induce opium like sensations. Wild lettuce is a valuable remedy for insomnia and muscular arthritis....