Welcome

Thanks for coming to Herbs for Mental Health.  This is a site devoted to helping people to get to know the vast diversity of plants that can improve mood and wellbeing.

How to Use this Site

Herbs can be powerful allies in helping us to feel better.  Learn how to navigate this site and how to get started working with herbs in your own life.

Complete List of Herbs A-Z

This is the complete list of herbs that can be found at this site. Click on an herb to get you to the page where it is found.

Herbal Recipes

In this section you will find recipes for a number of mental health concerns.  Please remember that these recipes should only be used as part of a larger plan to examine mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Herbal Terms

So if you are a novice to herbs you are going to see a lot of terms that may be new to you.  Herbalism is a language and while you don’t have to be fluent in it, its helpful to know some of the words used to describe how herbs work.

Links to Articles

There are a lot of amazing herbalists out there that are doing some fantastic work around the topic of mental health and herbalism.  This is by no means a comprehensive list so if you know of great articles I have missed, please send them my way and I’ll add them here.

 

Around the Net

Articles, links and news stories

Complete List of Herbs

Akuamma

Alfalfa

Amla

Aralia

Asparagus Root 

Astragalus

Ashwaghanda

Atractylodes

Ayahuasca

Bacopa

Basil

Bee Balm

Bergamot

Bettal Nut

Black Cohosh

Bleeding-heart

Blue Cohosh

Borage

Bupleurum

Burdock

Cacao

Calamus

California Poppy

Camphor

Cannabis

Caraway

Cardamom

Catnip

Cats Claw

Catuaba

Cayenne

Cedar (Western Red)

Cedar (Cedrus)

Chamomile 

Chrysanthemum    

Chuchuhuasi  

Cinnamon  

Cistanche

Citrus

Clary Sage 

Cnidum   

Coca Leaf

Codonopsis

Coffee 

Cordyceps

Corydalis

Cottonwood

Crampbark

Cubensis mushroom

Cumin

Damiana

Dandelion

Devil’s Claw

Devil’s Club

Dong Quai

Douglas Fir

Dream Herb (Calea)

Elder

Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)

Ephedra

Feverfew

Frankincense

Geranium

Ginger

Gingko

Ginseng, American

Ginseng, Asian

Goji Berry

Gotu Kola

Graviola

Guduchi (Amrit)

Guayusa

Hawthorn

Helichrysum

Hibiscus

He Shou Wu

Holy Basil

Honeysuckle

Hops

Horny Goat Weed

Hyssop

Iboga

Iporuru

Jasmine    

Jamaican Dogwood

Jiaogulan

Jyotishmati

Kanna

Kava

Khat

Kola Nut

Kratom

Lavender  

Lemongrass

Lemon Balm

Lemon Verbena

Licorice 

Lions Mane

Linden

Lobelia

Maca

Magnolia

Marjoram

Mate

Maitake

Manjistha

Meadowsweet

Mint

Mimosa

Monkey flower

Moringa

Motherwort

Mucuna

Mugwort

Mulungu Bark

Muira Puama

Myrrh

Neroli

Nettles

Nutmeg

Oat straw

Oregano

Palo Santo

Patchouli   

Passionflower

Peach Bark    

Pedicularis

Peony 

Peyote

Pine     

polygala (yuan zhi)

Poppy

Pulsatilla

Red Clover

Rehmannia- Raw

Rehmannia- Prepared

Reishi

Rhodiola

Rose

Rosemary

Rosewood

Saffron

Sage  

Saint John’s Wort

Sandalwood  

San Pedro Cactus

Schisandra berry

Seaweeds

Shankhpushpi

Shatavari

Shitake

Skullcap

Skunk Cabbage

Solomons Seal

Suma

Suo Yang

Sweetgrass

Tayuya

Tea- black and green

Teasel

Thyme

Tobacco

Tongkat Ali

Tribulus terrestris

Turmeric

Valerian

Vetiver

Vervain

Violet

Willow

Wild Dagga  

Wild Lettuce

Wild Yam 

Wood Betony

Ylang yang

Yohimbe 

Zizyphus