Herbal medicine has been used for years. Discover the many options and their uses, and learn what is known about their safety and effectiveness for various conditions.

Explore Herbal Medicine

Woman in dental exam chair
Oil Pulling: Health Benefits, How to Do It, Side Effects
Mineral oil dropper
Mineral Oil: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Mistletoe leaves, stems, berries, and extract
Mistletoe Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage
Wormwood and its essential oil
Wormwood: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage
Kratom
Kratom Controversy: Miracle Medicine or a Dangerous Drug?
bath salt
Dead Sea Salts for Psoriasis
Ivy Leaf cough syrup and tablets
Ivy Leaf: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
CBD Oil May Help With Sleeping
Cannabidiol (CBD) in Treating Sleep Problems
Chanca Piedra tea, capsules, tablets, and liquid extract
Chanca Piedra: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Elecampane flowers, root, and tincture
Elecampane: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
woodruff
Woodruff Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Horsetail dried herb, capsules, liquid
Horsetail Benefits, Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Gymnema Sylvestre dried herb, capsules, and powder
Gymnema Sylvestre: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Oats, oat milk, avena sativa capsules, tincture
Avena Sativa Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
cbd oil for parkinson's disease
Using CBD to Treat Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms
Pennyroyal Mentha pulegium wild mint.
Pennyroyal: Uses, Side Effects, and Preparations
Holy basil
Holy Basil: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Roman Chamomile: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage
Cordyalis
Corydalis: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Creosote bush in desert
Chaparral: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Juniper berries
Juniper Berries: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Korean Ginseng bottle of pills
Korean Ginseng: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Ligustrum
Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations of Ligustrum
vervain verbena blooms
Vervain: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Uva ursi
Uva Ursi: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Sarsaparilla plant
The Health Benefits of Sarsaparilla
Pelargonium sidiodes (black geranium)
Pelargonium Sidoides: Benefits, Side Effects, Interaction
cold symptoms
Yerba Santa: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Powdered suma root in a bowl
Suma: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
A closeup of mugwort plant
Mugwort: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Oak bark herbal medicine in a scoop on a cutting board
Oak Bark: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Bugleweed leaves and flowers, harvested and drying
Bugleweed: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Coltsfoot dried herb, powder, and tablets
Coltsfoot: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Closeup of herbal supplements and herbs in apothecary bottles
The Health Benefits of Adaptogens
Pu-erh loose tea and teabag
The Health Benefits of Pu-erh Tea
Turmeric powder in a bowl next to tumeric stems
Turmeric: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations