Medicinal plants for health care practitioners

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More than 60 approved medicinal plant products

We provide health care practitioners and organizations in Canada with over 60 different medicinal plant products that are authorized for market. Our medicinal plants have approved effects that range from alleviating specific symptoms to restoring body functions and health. They have been assessed by Health Canada as safe, effective and of high quality for their intended use.

Medicinal plants contain the power of nature. They have the capacity to facilitate the body’s innate ability to restore health. They have been traditionally used in Ayurveda and Chinese Herbal Medicine as well as by many indigenous communities for thousands of years.

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Potent medicinal plants for maximum efficacy

To provide maximum efficacy, we use potent whole plant extracts whenever possible. Whole plants contain thousands of phytonutrients which have a synergistic effect that deliver superior results compared to isolated molecules. Using extracts is also the best means of herbal delivery. The more concentrated the extract, the more active constituents are available for delivery. For example, 4:1 means 4 pounds of whole plant is extracted and concentrated to equal one pound of whole plant extract.

All our raw plant materials are tested and assayed for authenticity. They are also tested and verified to be free of GMOs (genetically modified organisms), pesticides, herbicides and preservatives.

Medicinal plant product list

Below find our list of approved medicinal plant products, each recommended for specific purposes. For detailed information on concentration and recommended dosage, please contact us.

Alfalfa - Medicago sativa (NPN : 80002193)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a nutritive tonic.

Aloe - Aloe vera L. (NPN : 80002223)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a) stimulant laxative.

Angelica - Angelica archangelica (NPN : 80001753)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve bronchial illness, coughs and colds. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion (stomachic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve flatulent dyspepsia (carminative). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve feverish conditions by inducing sweating (diaphoretic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a diuretic.

Ashwagandha - Withania somnifera (NPN : 80007935)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Ayurveda as Rasayana (rejuvenative tonic). Traditionally used in Ayurveda to relieve general debility, especially during convalescence or old age. Traditionally used in Ayurveda as a sleep aid. Traditionally used in Ayurveda to balance aggravated Vata (nervine tonic, sedative). Traditionally used in Ayurveda for memory enhancement.

Astragalus - Astragalus membranaceus (NPN : 80008581)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to tonify the spleen and augment the qi (vital energy): for spleen deficiency presenting with the lack of appetite, fatigue, and diarrhea. Traditionally used in TCM to tonify the lungs and is used for frequent colds. Traditionally used in TCM to augment the protective qi and stabilize the exterior: for deficiency with spontaneous sweating.

Artichoke - Cynara scolymus L. (NPN : 80001727)

Recommended Purpose:

Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances, such as dyspepsia

Used in Herbal Medicine to help increase bile flow (choleretic)

Bilberry - Vaccinium myrtillus (NPN : 80002194)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine as an astringent and to help relieve diarrhoea. Provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.

Birch - Betula pendula (NPN : 80002188)

Recommended Purpose:

Used in Herbal Medicines as a diuretic

Black cohosh - Actaea racemosa L. (NPN : 80001741)

Recommended Purpose:

(Used in Herbal Medicine to) help(s) relieve symptoms associated with menopause. Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve premenstrual symptoms.

Black horehound - Ballota nigra L. (NPN : 80001729)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve nausea and vomiting (anti-emetic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive spasms (anti-spasmodic).

Blessed thistle - Cnicus benedictus (NPN : 80001746)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a digestive tonic and bitter to increase appetite and aid digestion (stomachic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve dyspepsia. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve cold symptoms such as excessive catarrh.

Boldo - Peumus boldus (NPN : 80001752)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to treat digestive disturbances (dyspepsia). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to stimulate digestion.

Burdock - Arctium lappa L. (NPN : 80001730)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a diuretic. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to induce sweating (diaphoretic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an alterative to help remove accumulated waste products via the kidneys, skin and mucus membranes. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help alleviate the pain associated with rheumatism.

California poppy - Eschscholzia californica (NPN : 80002216)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a mild sedative and/or sleep aid (hypnotic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an analgesic.

Cascara sagrada - Frangula purshiana (NPN : 80002199)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a) stimulant laxative.

Caraway - Carum carvi L. (NPN : 80001742)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion and to help stimulate appetite (stomachic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive spasms (anti-spasmodic) and flatulent dyspepsia (carminative).

Catnip - Nepeta cataria L. (NPN : 80008584)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve feverish conditions by inducing sweating (diaphoretic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive spasms (antispasmodic) and flatulent dyspepsia (carminative). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an astringent to help relieve diarrhoea. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve nervousness (nervine).

Cayenne - Capsicum Annuum (NPN : 80001743)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help support peripheral circulation.

Cranberry - Vaccinium macrocarpon (NPN : 80002202)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help prevent (recurrent) urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale (NPN : 80002210)

Recommended Purpose:

Used in Herbal Medicine as a diuretic. (Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help treat digestive disturbances (dyspepsia). (Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help increase bile flow (cholagogue and choleretic). (Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help stimulate appetite. (Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine as an alterative to help relieve dermatological conditions.

Echinacea - Echinacea angustifolia (NPN : 80001733)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve sore throats.

European linden - Tilia x europaea (NPN : 80002201)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a nervine to help relieve nervousness and restlessness. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve coughs and irritation of the throat in colds and catarrh of the respiratory tract.

European pennyroyal Mentha pulegium (NPN : 80002183)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion. (Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve flatulent dyspepsia (carminative). (Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve intestinal colic (anti-spasmodic).

Fenugreek -Trigonella foenum-graecum (NPN : 80001734)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help stimulate the appetite. (Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine as a digestive tonic to aid digestion. (Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve dyspepsia and gastritis. Used in Herbal Medicine as a mild laxative. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve excess mucous of the upper respiratory passages (anti-catarrhal). Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine as a galactogogue/lactogogue to help promote milk production/secretion.

Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium (NPN : 80002209)

Recommended Purpose:

(Used in Herbal Medicine to) help(s) prevent migraine headaches.

Figwort - Scrophularia nodosa (NPN : 80002198)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a diuretic.Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an analgesic (anodyne). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to relieve symptoms of chronic cutaneous diseases. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to relieve symptoms of eczema. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to relieve symptoms of psoriasis. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to relieve symptoms of pruritus. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a mild laxative.

Frankincense - Boswellia sacra (NPN : 80002187)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used as an astringent. Traditionally used as a diuretic. Traditionally used to relieve nervous problems. Traditionally used in TCM to promote circulation of qi. Traditionally used in TCM to relieve urinary disorders. Traditionally used in TCM to dispel wind-dampness.

Garlic - Allium sativum (NPN : 80001757)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve the symptoms associated with upper respiratory tract infections and catarrhal conditions. Used in Herbal Medicine to help reduce elevated blood lipid levels/ hyperlipidaemia in adults. Used in Herbal Medicine to help maintain cardiovascular health in adults.

Ginger - Zingiber officinale (NPN : 80001739)

Recommended Purpose:

(Clinically shown to) help(s) prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, and/or seasickness. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive upset/disturbances including lack of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, dyspepsia and flatulent colic (carminative). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant and anti-tussive to help relieve bronchitis as well as coughs and colds.

Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba L. (NPN : 80007213)

Recommended Purpose:

Helps to enhance cognitive function in adults. Helps to enhance memory in adults. Helps to support peripheral circulation.

Goldenseal - Hydrastis canadensis (NPN : 80002178)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help alleviate infectious and inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract such as gastritis. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a bitter to aid digestion. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a bitter to increase appetite. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances such as dyspepsia. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a mild laxative.

Green tea extract - Camellia sinensis (NPN : 80007914)

Recommended Purpose:

Source of antioxidants for the maintenance of good health. To be used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity (if possible) to help in weight management.

Ground ivy - Glechoma hederacea (NPN : 80002176)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion (stomachic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve coughs, mucous production (anticatarrhal) and bronchial afflictions. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an astringent to help relieve diarrhoea. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a diuretic. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve hemorrhoids.

Hamamélis - Hamamelis virginiana L. (NPN : 80002207)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine as an astringent to help relieve diarrhoea.

Heal-all - Prunella vulgaris (NPN : 80001751)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve sore throats. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an astringent to help relieve diarrhoea. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an astringent to help relieve haemorrhoids.

Herb Bennet - Geum urbanum L. (NPN : 80001731)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve diarrhoea (antidiarrhoeal). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help reduce fever (febrifuge). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine (as an astringent) to help relieve sore throats. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion (stomachic).

Hops - Humulus lupulus L. (NPN : 80002206)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve nervousness (sedative and/or calmative). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid (hypnotic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an aromatic bitter to aid digestion and to increase appetite (stomachic).

Horse chestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum L. (NPN : 80002182)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help treat haemorrhoids. Used in Herbal Medicine to help treat chronic venous insufficiency and associated symptoms. Used in Herbal Medicine to help treat varicose veins.

Horseradish - Armoracia rusticana (NPN : 80002179)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a diuretic.

Hyssop - Hyssopus officinalis (NPN : 80002197)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve excess mucous of the respiratory passages (anti-catarrhal). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve flatulence/to help expel intestinal gas (carminative). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a digestive tonic/digestive aid (stimulant).

Juniper - Juniperus communis L. (NPN : 80001736)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a diuretic. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a urinary tract antiseptic to help relieve benign urinary tract infections. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances such as flatulent dyspepsia (carminative). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion and stimulate appetite (stomachic).

L-5-HTP - L-5-Hydroxytryptophane (NPN : 80008109)

Recommended Purpose:

Helps to promote healthy mood balance. Helps to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia. Helps to reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches when taken as a prophylactic. Used as a sleep aid. To be used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity (if possible) to help in weight management by reducing carbohydrate cravings.

Lemon balm - Melissa officinalis (NPN : 80008067)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid (in cases of restlessness or insomnia due to mental stress). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances, such as dyspepsia.

Licorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra (NPN : 80002180)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve chest complaints, such as catarrhs, coughs and bronchitis. Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, such as gastritis in adults.

Linden - Tilia cordata (NPN : 80002177)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a nervine to help relieve nervousness and restlessness. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve coughs and irritation of the throat in colds and catarrh of the respiratory tract.

Lungwort - Pulmonaria officinalis (NPN : 80008582)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a demulcent to help relieve sore throat. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve the symptoms of bronchitis and catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an astringent and/or a demulcent to help relieve diarrhoea. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an astringent and/or a demulcent to help relieve haemorrhoids. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a mild diuretic.

Milk thistle - Silybum marianum L. (NPN : 80002204)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a) hepatoprotectant/ liver protectant. (Used in Herbal Medicine to) help(s) to support liver function.

Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris L. (NPN : 80001726)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to stimulate the appetite (orexigenic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion (stomachic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to stimulate secretion of bile (choleretic).

Nettle - Urtica dioica (NPN : 80002196)

Recommended Purpose:

Used in Herbal Medicine to help reduce difficulty in urination associated with the early stages of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Passionflower - Passiflora incarnata (NPN : 80007113)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid (in cases of restlessness or insomnia due to mental stress).

Peppermint - Mentha x piperita (NPN : 80008092)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion (stomachic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve flatulent dyspepsia (carminative).

Pot marigold - Calendula officinalis (NPN : 80002174)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve inflammatory conditions of the digestive system.

Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis (NPN : 80002181)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve flatulent dyspepsia (carminative). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help ease (gastric) headaches.

Saw palmetto - Serenoa repens (NPN : 80002175)

Recommended Purpose:

Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve the urologic symptoms (e.g. weak urine flow, incomplete voiding, frequent daytime and night time urination) associated with mild to moderate benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Senna - Cassia senna (NPN : 80007466)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a) stimulant laxative. (Used in Herbal Medicine for the) short-term relief of occasional constipation.

Siberian ginseng - Eleutherococcus senticosus (NPN : 80002189)

Recommended Purpose:

Used in Herbal Medicine as a tonic to help relieve general debility and/or to aid during convalescence. Used in Herbal Medicine to help improve mental and/or physical performance after periods of mental and/or physical exertion.

Skullcap - Scutellaria lateriflora (NPN : 80002192)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve nervousness (calmative/sedative). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid (in cases of restlessness or insomnia due to stress). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve the pain associated with menstruation (antispasmodic).

St. John’s wort - Hypericum perforatum L. (NPN : 80002205)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve restlessness and/or nervousness (sedative and/or calmative).

Sweet fennel - Foeniculum vulgare (NPN : 80007907)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances including bloating and flatulence. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve the pain associated with menstruation. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve coughs associated with colds.

Thuja - Thuja occidentalis (NPN : 80007934)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve bronchial catarrh

Thyme - Thymus vulgaris (NPN : 80002184)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve the symptoms of bronchitis and catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract (anti-catarrh). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve coughs (spasmolytic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve flatulent dyspepsia and colic (carminative).

Turmeric - Curcuma longa L. (NPN : 80002203)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve flatulent dyspepsia (carminative). Used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion.

Valerian - Valeriana officinalis (NPN : 80002185)

Recommended Purpose:

(Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to) help(s) relieve nervousness (calmative/sedative). (Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a) sleep aid / (to) help(s) to promote sleep.

Yellow gentian - Gentiana lutea L. (NPN : 80001738)

Recommended Purpose:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances/dyspepsia. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a digestive tonic and bitter to help stimulate appetite and aid digestion (stomachic). Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help prevent nausea (anti-emetic). Used in Herbal Medicine to help increase bile flow (cholagogue).