1. Maclura tinctoria
  2. Magnolia champaca
  3. Magnolia virginiana
  4. Maianthemum racemosum
  5. Maianthemum stellatum
  6. Main Page
  7. Maize
  8. Malaxis monophyllos
  9. Malpighia coccigera
  10. Malpighia glabra
  11. Malva alcea

12.Malva moschata

13.Malva sylvestris

14.Malva verticillata

  1. Mammea americana


  1. Mandragora officinarum


19.Mangifera indica

  1. Manilkara kauki

21.Manilkara zapota

  1. Maranta arundinacea
  2. Marcgravia umbellata
  3. Marjoram
  4. Marrubium peregrinum
  5. Marrubium vulgare
  6. Marsilea quadrifolia
  7. Martynia annua
  8. Matricaria chamomilla
  9. Matteuccia struthiopteris

31.Meconopsis cambrica

  1. Medicago arborea
  2. Medicago falcata
  3. Medicago lupulina
  4. Medicago marina
  5. Medicago polymorpha
  6. Medicago radiata
  7. Medicago sativa
  8. Melampyrum arvense
  9. Melampyrum nemorosum

41.Melampyrum pratense

  1. Melampyrum sylvaticum
  2. Melia azedarach
  3. Melianthus major
  4. Melica altissima
  5. Melica ciliata
  6. Melica nutans
  7. Melissa officinalis
  8. Melittis melissophyllum
  9. Melocactus caroli-linnaei
  10. Melochia corchorifolia
  11. Menispermum canadense
  12. Mentha aquatica
  13. Mentha arvensis
  14. Mentha canadensis
  15. Mentha cervina
  16. Mentha longifolia
  17. Mentha × piperita
  18. Mentha pulegium
  19. Menyanthes trifoliata

61.Mercurialis annua

  1. Mercurialis perennis
  2. Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
  3. Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum
  4. Mespilus germanica
  5. Mesua ferrea
  6. Micranthes nivalis
  7. Microcos paniculata
  8. Milium effusum
  9. Mimosa pudica
  10. Mimulus ringens
  11. Mimusops elengi
  12. Mirabilis jalapa
  13. Misopates orontium
  14. Mitchella repens
  15. Mitella diphylla
  16. Mitella nuda
  17. Molinia caerulea
  18. Mollugo verticillata
  19. Moluccella laevis

81.Momordica balsamina

  1. Momordica charantia
  2. Momordica pedata
  3. Monarda didyma
  4. Monarda fistulosa
  5. Monarda punctata
  6. Monotropa hypopitys
  7. Monotropa uniflora
  8. Montia fontana
  9. Montrichardia arborescens

91.Morinda citrifolia

  1. Morus alba
  2. Morus nigra
  3. Morus rubra
  4. Mung bean
  5. Muntingia calabura
  6. Muscari botryoides
  7. Muscari racemosum
  8. Muskmelon
  9. Myosotis scorpioides
  10. Myosurus minimus
  11. Myrica cerifera
  12. Myrica gale
  13. Myriophyllum spicatum
  14. Myriophyllum verticillatum
  15. Myrsine africana
  16. Myrtus communis

Matricaria chamomilla

  • German chamomile  (Matricaria chamomilla)
  • Also called: camomile, Hungarian chamomile, wild chamomile, or scented mayweed. Is a subset of chamomile.
  • Used in: Vaginal steaming
  • Claimed to: calm frayed nerves, treat stomach problems, relieve muscle spasms, treat skin conditions, treat mild infections, treat chest colds, treat sore throats, treat abscesses, treat gingivitis, treat anxiety, treat insomnia, teat psoriasis, treat acne and eczema, treat first-degree burns, treat ulcerative colitis, treat stomach ulcers, treat chickenpox, treat diaper rash, and treat colic.<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-UMMGermanchamomile-60">
  • Beneficial effects:
  • Animal studies have shown that German chamomile reduces inflammation, speeds wound healing, reduces muscle spasms, and serves as a mild sedative to help with sleep. Test tube studies have shown that chamomile can kill bacteria, fungus, and viruses. Very few studies exist to see if the same is true in people.<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-UMMGermanchamomile-60">
  • One (out of one) controlled study suggests that chamomile may help reduce the effects of anxiety disorder.<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-UMMGermanchamomile-60"><wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-theherbbook-7">
  • Two studies suggest German chamomile may reduce eczema.<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-UMMGermanchamomile-60">
  • Non-reliable effects:
  • No large and reliable studies have shown chamomile to help with indigestion.<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-UMMGermanchamomile-60">
  • Studies report mixed results for German chamomile as prevention against mouth sores resulting from radiation or chemotherapy.<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-UMMGermanchamomile-60">


Mentha pulegium

  • Pennyroyal  (Mentha pulegium)
  • Used for: inducing abortion, inducing menstruation and menstrual pain, nausea, "nervous conditions" and headache.<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-theherbbook-7"> There is no evidence to support the effectiveness of pennyroyal for anything besides abortions<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-175">
  • Harmful effects: The essential oil is toxic to the liver and lung, and can be fatal if ingested.<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-dietz-140">



Mentha piperita

  • Peppermint oil  (Mentha piperita)
  • Used for: nervousness, insomnia, cramps, coughs, migraine, gastrointestinal problems, headache, and vomiting<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-theherbbook-7">
  • Harmful effects: may include heartburn, and, more rarely, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing, mouth irritation/sores, severe stomach/abdominal pain, and anal burning during bouts of diarrhea.<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-176"><wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-177">


  • Primrose oil: See Evening primrose oil.

Melaleuca alternifolia

  • Tea tree oil  (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • Used for: (and is effective for) fungal infections, acne, and athlete's foot (topical application).<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-tto-208"> Tea tree oil is, however, less effective than medications for curing athlete's foot.<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-tto-208">
  • Harmful effects: Side effects may include skin irritation and swelling, and "in people with acne, it can sometimes cause skin dryness, itching, stinging, burning, and redness."<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-tto-208"> Applying products containing both tea tree and lavender oil to prepubescent boys may cause gynecomastia (larger breasts).<wiki/List_of_medicinal_plants#cite_note-tto-208"> Tea tree oil is highly toxic when ingested, even in small quantities, so it should never be taken by mouth.
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