CURRENTLY ENDANGERED HERBS

Below is a list of some commonly used medicinal plants whose current status is endangered or threatened. The list is likely to change in the future as there are continual efforts made to ensure the conservation of specific plants, and some plants are also beginning to be cultivated. There are many international agencies that monitor the status of medicinal plants in the wild, e.g. CITES (Convention

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on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), TRAFFIC (Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network), United Plant Savers, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) and Plant Life International. You may need to search the Internet for the most up-to-date situation reported by these organisations.

Please refrain from using the following plants, unless you are certain that they are cultivated products:

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry)

Chamaelirium luteum (false unicorn)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Cinchona calisaya (Jesuit’s bark)

Echinacea pallida var. angustifolia (pale purple coneflower)

Hydrastis canadensis (golden seal)

Panax ginseng (wild Korean ginseng)

Ulmus fulva (slippery elm)

Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw)

CURRENTLY ENDANGERED HERBS

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