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

spa steam
Vaginal Steaming: What It Is, Process, Research, Risks
Cleavers (Galium aparine)
Cleavers: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage
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 topical oil
Pennyroyal: Uses, Side Effects, and Preparations
Holy basil tea, dried herbs, essential oil, tincture, and soft gels
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 tea, tincture, and capsules
Uva Ursi: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Sarsaparilla capsules, tablets, powder, and tincture
The Health Benefits of Sarsaparilla
Pelargonium sidiodes (black geranium)
Pelargonium Sidoides: Benefits, Side Effects, Interaction
Yerba santa powder, dried herb, capsules, and extract
Yerba Santa: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Powdered suma root in a bowl
Suma: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Mugwort capsules, tea bags, and dried leaves
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 capsules, powdered spice, spice, tinctures
Turmeric: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Black cohosh leaves
Black Cohosh: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Horny goat weed tea, powder, capsules and tablets
Horny Goat Weed: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Argan oil
Argan Oil: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Vitamin e oil
Vitamin E and Scar Prevention or Removal
Ammi Visnaga plant
Ammi Visnaga: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Kale, sweet potatoes, walnuts, beans, blueberries, broccoli, and eggs
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Foods to Eat & Avoid, Benefits
A variety of Chinese herbal medicine ingredients and a mortar and pestle
Xiao Yao Wan: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Parsley on white cloth.
Parsley: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Anamu extract, powder, and capsules
Amanu: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparation
Masseur pouring liquid aloe vera into his hand
Aloe Vera: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Witch hazel
Witch Hazel: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Anise oil, extract, and spices
Anise: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Lemon eucalyptus oil and spray bottle
Lemon Eucalyptus Oil: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
tea tree oil plant (melaleuca alternifolia)
Use Tea Tree Oil Anti-Fungal and More
Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
Herbal Medicine and Liver Damage
Tamanu oil
Tamanu Oil: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Lemon balm tincture, powder, tablets, and capsules
Lemon Balm: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions
Eyebright capsules, powder, and nasal spray
Eyebright: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Milk thistle capsules, tablets, tea bags, and tincture
Milk Thistle: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions
Neem capsules, powder, tincture, oil, and creams
Neem: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations
Dong Quai tablets, capsules, tincture, and tea bags
Dong Quai: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
Shepherd's purse
Shepherd's Purse: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations