Herb Library

We can't wait to introduce you to the world of herbs!

Take a trip around the world with us and build a deeper connection to plant-based health. Our herb library helps you explore how each herb grows, how they’ve supported humankind throughout history and more.

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is in the Nightshade family, same as Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peppers, and Eggplants.
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Astragalus

Huang Qi, the plant’s Chinese name, translates to “yellow leader.”4
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Black Elderberry

Black Elderberry

An old English adage says the summer doesn’t start until the Elder tree flowers and ends when the berry is...
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Catnip

Catnip

How does Catnip entice cats? The phytochemical nepetalactone reportedly has aphrodisiac qualities — and elicits pheromone activity involved in feline...
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Chamomile

Chamomile

From the Middle Ages to 1700s, "strewing herbs" including Chamomile were scattered on the floors of English homes for fragrance...
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Corydalis

Corydalis

The tuber has been used for over 1,000 years in traditional Chinese herbalism.4,6
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Dandelion

Dandelion

Dandelion flowers expand in the morning and during good weather, while closing up in the evening and rain.2,8,11
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Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea is on the United Plant Savers “At Risk” list to call attention to the vulnerability of wild populations of...
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Eleuthero

Eleuthero

In ancient China, the common form of this herb was extracted in wine; today we use a slightly higher proof...
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Ginger

Ginger is one of the few herbs that is used in Traditional Western herbalism, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese herbalism; but...
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Ginko

Ginkgo

Ginkgo is currently the only plant left in the botanical family Ginkgoaceae.5
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Hemp

Hemp

Cannabis was listed in revisions of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia from 1860 through 1930.
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Holy Basil

Holy Basil

In Hindi, the other common name of “Tulsi” translates to “matchless,” as the herb is revered in Ayurveda.2
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Hops

Hops

The common name of Hops is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word hoppan, meaning “to climb.”8
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kava

Kava

Kava is used ceremonially, including welcoming receptions for dignitaries like the Queen of England and the Pope.
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Lavender

Lavender

Once the flowers and leaves are removed, the sticks can be bound and burned as incense.3
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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is a great companion plant for brassicas (like Broccoli, Cauliflower and Cabbage) in the garden.6
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maca

Maca

Maca is suspected to be an allelopathic plant (other plants will not grow nearby).3
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Myrrh

Myrrh

Myrrh is used for incense, perfume, and dessert flavoring as its resin is quite fragrant.6
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Oregano

Oregano

One of the volatile oils in Oregano, carvacrol, is also found in Thyme, another member of the Lamiaceae (mint family).3
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Passionflower

Passionflower

The tropical fruit, Passionfruit, is related to Passionflower but is a different species called Passiflora edulis.5
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Propolis

Propolis

Often referred to as bee glue, scrapings or secretions, it is made from a mixture of bee saliva, enzymes, beeswax,...
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Rhodiola

Rhodiola

Its botanical name R. rosea and other common name “Roseroot”, were named for the rose-like fragrance of the root.4,6
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St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort

A fun pastime for children, and also for species identification, is to hold the plant up to the sun to...
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Turmeric

Modern research and clinical studies began in India in the 1970s and it has become one of the most well-studied...
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Valerian plant

Valerian

Cats are attracted to Valerian just like catnip!
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