Definitions Of Herb Classifications Beginning With Letter D



Herb classifications, also referred to as medicinal properties are found in medicinal plants to aid in preventative and curative actions of various diseases. Beginning with letter D are the following definitions of the actions of these medicinal herbs.


Demulcent herbs are used to alleviate, protect and soothe inflamed mucous membranes and other areas that have been inflamed and irritated. These herbs are coltsfoot, flaxseed, Irish moss, sassafras, chrysanthemum, slippery elm, couch grass, horehound, mullein, basil, marshmallow root, licorice, fenugreek, psyllium and pumpkin seed.


Deobstruent herbs can get rid of blockages or obstructions by opening the pores of the body. These herbs are thyme, yarrow, bayberry, dandelion, agrimony, barberry, bladderwrack, goldenseal and sage.


Depurative herbs are used to cleanse and purify the blood. These herbs are dandelion root, cerasee, echinacea, slippery elm, eucalyptus, dong quai, burdock root, butterbur, boneset, birch, Aloe Vera, annatto, agrimony, asparagus, alfalfa, balm of Gilead, thyme, watercress, pennyroyal, angelica, buckthorn and borage.


Detergent herbs are used to cleanse the body, hair, sores, wounds, boils and other skin ailments. These herbs are shikakai, guggul, butter tree, neem, cerasee, ackee leaves, soapwort, lignum vitae leaves, chir Pine and soap-nut.


Diaphoretic herbs promote bodily perspiration which can aid in ridding the body of toxic substances. These herbs are also used to decrease fever in the body. The herbs are ginger, angelica, hyssop, ague weed, blessed thistle, lobelia, yarrow, ephedra, catnip, sage, pennyroyal, serpenturia, garlic, lavender, Indian hemp, sweet woodruff and basil.

Discutient (Discussive)

Discutient herbs are used to eradicate or diffuse tumors, cysts and other growths that are not normal. These herbs are bloodroot, devil's claw, sanicle, garlic, red clover, burdock root as well as black walnut bark.


Diuretic herbs are used to remove excess amount of water, sodium and also electrolytes from the body system through urine. These herbs are green tea, dandelion, ginger, horsetail, marshmallow, fennel, parsley, cornsilk, hawthorn, burdock, gotu kola, pipsissewa, sheep sorrel, uva ursi and yarrow.

Herb Classifications By Letters


Updated April 02, 2015

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