List of Medicinal Plants

A

Abutilon grandifolium – Abutilon indicum (guimauve – khangi – mi lan cao – atibala)

Adiantum capillus-veneris (‘iwa’iwa – culantrillo)

Ageratum conyzoides (maile honono- bai hua cao)

Aleurites moluccana (kukui – candle nut)

Aloe vera (lu hui – aloi – kattarvala – rapahoe – rokai – sink-am-bible - xiang dan)

Althaea officinalis (marshmallow root – ke zhi gen)

Amaranthus spinosus (pakai kükü ) – Amaranthus viridus (‘aheahea – pakai)

Argemone mexicana (cardo santo)

Artocarpus communis (breadfruit -’ulu)

Auricularia cornea spp.(mu er – pepaiao)

 

B

Bacopa monnieri (‘ae’ae – brahmi)

Bidens Pilosa (kïnehi – spanish needle – xian feng cao – kinahelehele – ko’oko’olau )

Boerhavia spp. (‘alena)

Brassica nigra spp. (mäkeke – mustard)

Broussonetia papyrifera (wauke – chu / chu si zi / chu tao – gu shi)

 

C

Capsella rubella (shepherd’s purse)

Capsicum spp. (nïoi)

Carica papaya (mïkana / hë’ï – papaya)

Centella asiatica (gotu kola / pohe kula / zhi xue cao)

Chamaesyce hirta (koko kahiki)

Chenopodium ambrosiodes (äweoweo)

Coffea arabica (coffee – kope)

Coronopus didymus (swinecress – lau kane)

Coix lacryma jobi (yi yi ren – job’s tears – lagrima de san pedro – mullu)

Commelina spp. (honohono)

Cordyline fruticosa (lä’ï – ki – ti)

Curcuma longa (jiang huang / ‘ölena / yu jin)

Cymbopogon citratus (lemon grass / wäpine)

Cyperus rotundus (xiang fu – nutgrass)

 

D

Desmodium spp. (pua pilipili)

Dodonaea viscosa (‘a’ali’i)

 

E

Eclipta prostrata (han lian cao)

Erigeron canadensis (fleabane)

 

F

Foeniculum vulgare (fennel – xiao hui xiang)

 

H

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (aloalo)

 

J

Juniperus communis ( genevrier – gorst – wacholder )

 

 

K

Kyllinga brevifolia spp. (kili’o’opu)

 

M

Mimosa pudica (sleeping grass – sensitive grass – han xiu cao – hilahila)

Morinda citrifolia (noni – hai ba ji – indian mulberry – nini – nono – nonu)

Monstera spp

Musa spp. (banana – mai’a)

O

Ocimum basilicum (basil)

Opuntia spp. (pänini)

Oxalis corniculata -Oxalis acetosella - Oxalis corymbosa – Oxalis martianna spp (cangeri -halleluja‘ihi makole - ‘ihi pehu – kihikihi - koi’i - wood sorrel – stickwort - stubwort)


 

P

Pandanus tectorius (hala)

Piper methysticum (‘awa – kava kava -sakau – yaqona)

Portulaca oleracea (ma chi xian – purslane)

Prunella vulgaris (xia ku cao – heal all)

Plantago lanceolataPlantago major – Plantago asiatica (che qian cao – che qian zi – laukahi)

Psidium guajava (guava - kuawa)

Persicaria capitata ~ {Polygonum capitatum} (shi mang cao -”vast stone grass”)

Pipturus spp. (mämake / mämaki)

 

S

Sonchus oleraceus spp.(serraja – diente de leon lechoso – hare’s thistle – quarasapi – rauriki - sow thistle)

Sida rhombifolia (huang hua mu)

Siegesbeckia orientalis (xi xian cao)

Solanum nigrum - Solanum americanum (long cao)

Stachytarpheta spp. (aoioi – puakulu)

Syzygium jambos (‘öhi’a loke)


 

T

Taraxacum officinale (dandelion – pu gong ying)

Trametes versicolor (yun zhi / turkeytail)

 

U

Usnea spp. – Usnea barbata – Usnea ceratina – Usnea dasypoga – Usnea florida – Usnea hirta – Usnea longissima – (chan wiziye – limu o ke kuahiwi – old man’s beard – song lo – ‘umi koa)

 

W

Waltheria americanaWaltheria indica (buff coat – manrubio o tapacola – ala ala puloa – ‘uhaloa – hialoa)

 

X

Xanthium strumarium – Xanthium saccharatum – Xantium sibiricum – Xanthium spinosum – (cang er cao – cang er zi – burweed – cocklebur – chong yee gee / chong yi gi – kikinia – sojishi – spiny clot burr)

 

Y

Youngia japonica (asia hawksbeard – oriental hawksbeard)

 

Z

Zingiber officinale (awapuhi pake – gan jiang)

Important Note:

Please consult a health care professional before you decide to use any of these plants and/or foods as medicine. There are many factors (age, dose, health conditions, interactions with drugs, etc) that need to be taken in consideration before using these plants.