Different medicinal herbs have different types of effects and tend to exert their activities on different body systems and organs.  The following table classifies some of the best known herbs according to their actions and areas of prime activity. > > >

Antibacterial/Antiviral: Aloe, astragalus, black walnut, burdock, catnip, cat’s claw, cayenne,chickweed, echinacea, garlic, goldenseal, lemongrass, licorice, olive leaf, pau d’ arco, red clover, rose, rosemary, tea tree, turmeric, uva ursi,valerian, white oak, wild oregano.

Anticancer/Antitumor: Astragalus, birch, burdock, cat’s claw, cranberry, dandelion, fennel, garlic, green tea, licorice, milk thistle, parsley, rosemary, tumeric.

Antifungal: Acerola, alfalfa, aloe, black walnut, boswellia, burdock, cinnamon, puncture vine, rosemary, tea tree, wild oregano.

Anti-inflammatory: Alfalfa, aloe, ashwagandha, blessed thistle, butcher’s bloom, calendula, catnip, chamomile, devil’s claw, echinacea, feverfew, flax, ginger, juniper, mullein, mustard, pleurisy root, pygeum, rosemary, tumeric,white willow bark, wild oregano, wild yam, witch hazel, yellow dock.

Antioxidant: Acerola, aloe, bilberry, burdock, cat’s claw, celery, chaparral, ginger, ginko, green tea, milk thistle, olive leaf, rosemary, turmeric, wild oregano.

Cleanser/Detoxifier: Alfalfa, black walnut, blessed thistle, cat’s claw, dandelion, garlic, ginger, muira puama, pau d’ arco, rosemary, yellow dock.

Bones/Joints: Alfalfa, black cohosh, boswellia, cayenne, celery, dandelion, devil’s claw,feverfew, flax, garlic, ginger, horsetail, nettle,olive leaf, peppermint, red raspberry, St. John’s wort, skullcap, wild oregano, wild yam, yucca.

Brain/Nervous System: Ashwagandha, astragalus, bilberry, blessed thistle, catnip, celery,chamomile, chaste tree, eyebright, fennel, fenugreek, feverfew, ginger,ginseng, goldenseal, gotu kola, hops, kava kava, lavender, lemongrass,licorice, marshmallow, motherwort, oat straw, passionflower, plantain,rosemary, sage, St. John’s wort, sarsaparilla, skullcap, thyme, valerian, vervain, white willow, wild oregano, wormwood, yerba mate.

Circulatory/Cardiovascular: Aloe, bayberry, bilberry, black walnut, blessed thistle, borage, butcher’s bloom, cayenne, celery, cinnamon, chickweed, devil’s claw, garlic ginger,ginko, ginseng, green tea, hawthorn, hops, horse chestnut, horsetail, hyssop, motherwort, olive leaf, parsley, passionflower, pau d’arco, peppermint, primrose, rosemary, skullcap, uva ursi, valerian, white oak, wood betony.

Gastrointestinal/Digestive: Acerola, alfalfa, aloe, anise, bilberry, black walnut, blessed thistle, burdock, cascara sagrada, catnip, cayenne, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, dandelion, devil’s claw, fennel, fenugreek, flax, garlic, gentian, ginger, goldenseal, green tea, horehound, juniper, kava kava, lemongrass, marshmallow, mustard, olive leaf, Oregon grape, papaya, parsley, peppermint, plantain, puncture vine, red clover, red raspberry, rosemary, sage, slippery elm, thyme, turmeric, valerian, vervain, white oak,  wild cherry, wild oregano, wormwood, yellow dock, yerba mate.

Hair/Nails/Teeth : Borage, burdock, clove, hops, horsetail, Irish moss, lemongrass, muira puama, nettle, red raspberry, sage, tea tree, vervain, white willow, wintergreen.

Immune System: Ashwagandha, astragulus, bayberry, burdock, cat’s claw, cedar, devil’s claw, echinacea, eyebright, garlic, ginseng, goldenseal, green tea, licorice, maca, milk thistle, pau d’arco, red clover, white willow, wild oregano, yerba mate.

Muscles: Blue cohosh, celery, eucalyptus, feverfew, ginger, hawthorn, horse chestnut, horsetail, kava kava, licorice, meadowsweet, puncture vine, skullcap, valerian, wild oregano, wild yam, wintergreen, wood betony.

Reproductive System/Menopause: Chaste tree, dandelion, devil’s claw, kava kava, licorice, motherwort, puncture vine, sage, wild yam,

Menstruation: Black cohosh, blue cohosh, calendula, chamomile, chaste tree, corn silk, crampbark, dong quai, false unicorn root, feverfew, motherwort, primrose, red raspberry, rosemary, squawvine, valerian, white willow, wild oregano, wild yam.

Prostate: Buchu, goldenseal, gravel root, horsetail, hydrangea, juniper, licorice, milk thistle, parsley, pumpkin, pygeum, saw palmetto, uva ursi.

Alfalfa, ahwagandha, chaste tree, damiana, dong quai, false unicorn root, gotu kola, muira puama, puncture vine, sarsaparilla, saw palmetto.

Respiratory Tract: Anise, astragulus, boneset, boswellia, catnip, cayenne, chickweed, eucalyptus, fennel, fenugreek, feverfew, garlic, finseng, goldenseal, green tea, horehound, horsetail, Irish moss, juniper, mullein, mustard, myrrh, nettle, parsley, plantain, pleurisy root, stone root, thyme, white oak, wild cherry, wild oregano, yellow dock.

Skin: Acerola, alfalfa, aloe, annatto, borage, boswellia, calendula, chaparral, chickweed, comfrey, flax, green tee, horsetail, Irish moss, lavender, lemongrass, milk thistle, myrrh, oat straw, olive leaf, primrose, red clover, Sarsaparillo, tea tree, white oak, wild oregano, witch hazel, wormwood, yellow dock.

Urinary Tract: Annatto, bilberry, birch, butcher’s bloom, cayenne, cedar, celery, corn silk, cranberry, dandelion, devil’s claw, fennel, goldenseal, gotu kola, gravel root, juniper, kava kava, marshmallow, milk thistle, mullein, nettle, parsley, plantain, pumpkin, rose, saw palmetto, slippery elm, stone root, uva ursi, wild oregano, wild yam.