Wild marjoram / Origanum vulgare monograph

Wild marjoram / Origanum vulgare monograph

Wormwood / Artemisia absinthium monograph

Wormwood / Artemisia absinthium monograph

Cuachalalate / Amphypterigium adstringens monograph

Cuachalalate / Amphypterigium adstringens monograph

Hamula / Brickellia cavanillesii monograph

Hamula / Brickellia cavanillesii monograph

Burdock / Arctium lappa monograph

Burdock / Arctium lappa monograph

Gumbo limbo / Bursera simaruba monograph

Gumbo limbo / Bursera simaruba monograph

White sapote / Casimiroa edulis monograph

White sapote / Casimiroa edulis monograph

Trumpet Tree / Cecropia obtusifolia monograph

Trumpet Tree / Cecropia obtusifolia monograph

Monkey’s Hand Tree / Chiranthodendron pentadactylon monograph

Monkey’s Hand Tree / Chiranthodendron pentadactylon monograph

Horsetail / Equisetum arvense monograph

Horsetail / Equisetum arvense monograph

Wright’s Eryngo / Eryngium heterophyllum monograph

Wright’s Eryngo / Eryngium heterophyllum monograph

Kidneywood / Eysenhardtia polystachya monograph

Kidneywood / Eysenhardtia polystachya monograph

Reishi / Ganoderma lucidum monograph

Reishi / Ganoderma lucidum monograph

Mullein flower / Gnaphalium oxyphyllum monograph

Mullein flower / Gnaphalium oxyphyllum monograph

Mexican arnica / Heterotheca inuloides monograph

Mexican arnica / Heterotheca inuloides monograph

Roselle / Hibiscus sabdariffa monograph

Roselle / Hibiscus sabdariffa monograph

Creosote bush / Larrea tridentata monograph

Creosote bush / Larrea tridentata monograph

Tepezcohuite / Mimosa tenuiflora monograph

Tepezcohuite / Mimosa tenuiflora monograph

Boldo / Peumus boldus monograph

Boldo / Peumus boldus monograph

Pine / Pinus sylvestris monograph

Pine / Pinus sylvestris monograph

Bitterwood / Quassia amara monograph

Bitterwood / Quassia amara monograph

Radish / Raphanus sativus L. var niger monograph

Radish / Raphanus sativus L. var niger monograph

Golden Root / Rhodiola rosea monograph

Golden Root / Rhodiola rosea monograph

Rue / Ruta graveolens monograph

Rue / Ruta graveolens monograph

Sarsaparrilla / Smilax aristolochiaefolia monograph

Sarsaparrilla / Smilax aristolochiaefolia monograph

Cocolmeca / Smilax cordifolia monograph

Cocolmeca / Smilax cordifolia monograph

Athel pine / Tamarix aphylla monograph

Athel pine / Tamarix aphylla monograph

Blueberry / Vaccinium myrtillus monograph

Blueberry / Vaccinium myrtillus monograph

Linden Tree / Tilia platyphyllos monograph

Linden Tree / Tilia platyphyllos monograph

Damiana / Turnera diffusa monograph

Damiana / Turnera diffusa monograph

Rhamnus purshiana monograph

Rhamnus purshiana monograph

Yoloxóchitl Talauma mexicana  monograph

Yoloxóchitl Talauma mexicana monograph

Taraxacum officinale monograph

Taraxacum officinale monograph

Ginger Zingiber officinale Monograph

Ginger Zingiber officinale Monograph

Withania somnifera monograph

Withania somnifera monograph

Chaste tree / Vitex agnus-castus monograph

Chaste tree / Vitex agnus-castus monograph

Valerian / Valeriana officinalis monograph

Valerian / Valeriana officinalis monograph

Nettle / Urtica dioica monograph

Nettle / Urtica dioica monograph

Fenugreek / Trigonella foenum-graecum monograph

Fenugreek / Trigonella foenum-graecum monograph

Thyme / Thymus vulgaris monograph

Thyme / Thymus vulgaris monograph

Milk thistle / Carduus marianus monograph

Milk thistle / Carduus marianus monograph

Willow / Salix alba monograph

Willow / Salix alba monograph

Saw palmetto / Sabal serrulata monograph

Saw palmetto / Sabal serrulata monograph

Rosemary / Rosmarinus officinalis monograph

Rosemary / Rosmarinus officinalis monograph

Passionflower / Passiflora incarnata monograph

Passionflower / Passiflora incarnata monograph

Peppermint / Mentha piperita monograph

Peppermint / Mentha piperita monograph

Chamomile flower / Matricaria chamomilla monograph

Chamomile flower / Matricaria chamomilla monograph

St. John’s Wort / Hypericum perforatum monograph

St. John’s Wort / Hypericum perforatum monograph

Echinacea / Echinacea sp monograph

Echinacea / Echinacea sp monograph

Devil’s Claw / Harpagophytum procumbens

Devil’s Claw / Harpagophytum procumbens

Eucalypt / Eucalyptus globulus monograph

Eucalypt / Eucalyptus globulus monograph

Ginkgo / Ginkgo biloba monograph

Ginkgo / Ginkgo biloba monograph

Fennel / Foeniculum vulgare monograph

Fennel / Foeniculum vulgare monograph

Artichoke / Cynara scolymus monograph

Artichoke / Cynara scolymus monograph

Turmeric / Curcuma longa monograph

Turmeric / Curcuma longa monograph

Hawthorn / Crataegus oxyacantha monograph

Hawthorn / Crataegus oxyacantha monograph

Marigold / Calendula officinalis monograph

Marigold / Calendula officinalis monograph

Neem / Azadirachta indica monograph

Neem / Azadirachta indica monograph

Bearberry / Arctostaphylos uva-ursi monograph

Bearberry / Arctostaphylos uva-ursi monograph

Angelica / Angelica archangelica monograph

Angelica / Angelica archangelica monograph

Garlic / Allium sativum monograph

Garlic / Allium sativum monograph

Horse chesnut / Aesculus hippocastanum monograph

Horse chesnut / Aesculus hippocastanum monograph

Herbal Monographs

Herbal monographs is our section dedicated to scientific information on medicinal plants.

Some of the monographs are direct published on OMS site for medicinal plants

“A series of volumes, the WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants aims to:

provide scientific information on the safety, efficacy, and quality control of widely used medicinal plants; provide models to assist Member States in developing their own monographs or formularies for these and other herbal medicines; and facilitate information exchange among Member States.

WHO monographs, however, are not pharmacopoeial monographs, rather they are comprehensive scientific references for drug regulatory authorities, physicians, traditional health practitioners, pharmacists, manufacturers, research scientists and the general public.

Each monograph follows a standard format with information presented in two parts followed by a reference list. The first part presents pharmacopoeial summaries for quality assurance.

The second part includes sections on medicinal uses, pharmacology, safety issues, and dosage forms. The descriptions under the medicinal uses section merely represent, for purposes of information exchange, the systematic collection of scientific information available at the time of each volume’s preparation and should not be taken as having WHO’s official endorsement or approval.

First Volume  contains 28 monographs published in 1999.

Second volume, published in 2003 includes 30 monographs.

Volume 3 in this series was published in 2007 and includes 31 monographs. Volume 4, which was published in 2009, includes 28 monographs.

Each volume after Volume 1 has a general technical notice and two cumulative indexes to facilitate referencing; one lists the monographs in alphabetical order by plant name and the other according to the plant material of interest.