List of plants used in herbalism
Brief summary - List of plants used in herbalism
This is an alphabetical list of plants used in herbalism. The ability to synthesize a wide variety of chemical compounds that are possibly used to perform important, biological functions, and to defend against attack from predators such as insects, fungi, and herbivorous mammals is called herbal medicine. Many of these phytochemicals have beneficial effects on long-term health when consumed by humans, and can be used to effectively treat human disease s. At least 12,000 such compounds have been isolated so far; a number estimated to be less than 10% of the total.