Traditional Herbs Of North America

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  • Herbs Alphabetical by Common Name


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North America has an amazing abundance of different climates and habitats that support many indigenous medicinal plants. Conservationists and herbalists in the US and Canada are fighting to preserve our native plants, habitats are being lost not only to urbanization and pollution, but to our own traditions of exploiting our natural resources as if they were a bottomless well, never to be depleted. Many important North American medicinal herbs are woodland species, the uses and knowledge of which was passed along to the colonists of the New World from the indigenous native tribes. These settlers has also brought many of their favorite healing plants and herbs with them, and many European species have become naturalized here,making it hard to tell the natives from the immigrants in the best American tradition.