Definitions Of Herb Classifications Beginning With Letter E

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 E are the following definitions of the actions of these medicinal herbs.


Emetic herbs are used to induce vomiting. These herbs are lobelia, ipeca, bloodroot, pokeroot, helonias, blessed thistle and vervain.


Emmenagogue herbs are used to promote menstruation. These herbs are chamomile, black cohosh, blue cohosh, blessed thistle, ginger, fenugreek, golden seal, St. John's wort, yarrow, motherwort, cramp bark, calendula, helonias, squawvine, cumin, garlic, fennel seed, lavender and lemon balm.


Emollient herbs are used to soothe and soften the skin. These herbs are avocado, castor oil, coconut oil, jojoba, slippery elm, violet leaf, aloe Vera, acacia, borage, fenugreek, tuna, arrowroot, comfrey leaf, hazelnut oil, Shea butter, neem oil and grindelia.


Esculent herbs can be eaten. These edible herbs are artichoke, basil, thyme, garlic, borage, moringa, fennel, celery, chives, coriander, chamomile, dill, amaranth, onion, lavender, hyssop, marjoram, parsley, sage, rosemary, callaloo, pennyroyal, summer savory, winter savory, tarragon, watercress, chervil and tansy.


Exanthematous herbs are used to treat fever as well as skin diseases or skin eruptions such as measles, chicken pox and scarlet fever. These herbs are cerasee, neem, tamarind leaves, Spanish needle, marigold and valerian root.


Expectorant herbs are used to alleviate congested nostrils, lungs, trachea and bronchi. these herbs are eucalyptus, garlic, slippery elm, elecampane, fennel seed, horehound, peppermint, myrrh, lobelia, mullein, thyme, wild cherry bark, angelica root, bloodroot, camphor, fenugreek, red root, blue violet, licorice, goldenseal and marshmallow.

Herb Classifications By Letters


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