The Herbal Etymology Database

This Project is Evolving in 2017!

 Herbs are ordered alphabetically according to their Latin botanical names.

A-E          F-K         L-P         Q-U         V-Z



The Herbal Etymology Database presents a coherent, meticulous etymology of herbs’ botanical names as well as an accompanying compilation of their common names.

What is etymology? Etymology is the study of words’ origins and the historical development of their meanings.

The database aims to disseminate detailed information that informs our understanding of herbal history and deepens our pool of resources in terms of folklore and the multi-faceted aspects of the herbs themselves.