Common Drugs Made from Plants

Many of these plants are poisonous and if swallowed can cause serious illness or unconsciousness. They should only be used if administered by medically trained professional.
Plant: Amazonian liana Drugs: Curare Used: Muscle Relaxant
Plant: Annual madwort Drugs: Artemisinin Used: Antimalarial
Plant: Autumn Crocus Drugs: Colchicines Used: Antitumor Agent
Plant: Camphor Tree Drugs: Camphor Used: Rubefaciant; used in insect repellent and medical inhalants and liniment
Plant: Coca Drugs: Cocaine Used: Local Anesthetic
Plant: Common Thyme Drugs: Thymol Used: Antifungal
Plant: Deadly Nightshade (Belladonna) Drugs: Atropine Used: Anticholinegic
Plant: Dug Button (Nix Vmica) Drugs: Strychnine Used: Central Nervous System Stimulant
Plant: Ergot Fungus Drugs: Ergotamine Used: Analgesic
Plant: Foxglove Drugs: Dig Toxin, Digitalis Used: Cardio Tonic
Plant: Indian Snake Root Drugs: Reserpine Used: Antihypertensive
Plant: Meadowsweet Drugs: Solicylate Used: Analgesic
Plant: Mexican Yam Drugs: Dysgenic Used: Birth Control Pill
Plant: Mint Peppermint Drugs: Menthol Used: Rubefacient
Plant: Opium Poppy Drugs: Codeine, Orphine Used: Analgesic, Antitussive
Plant: Pacific Yew Drugs: Texel Used: Antitumor Agent
Plant: Recurred Thorn Apple Drugs: Scopolamine Used: Sedative
Plant: Rosy Periwinkle Drugs: Vincristine, Viblastine Used: Antileukalmia
Plant: Tea, Coffee and Kola Nuts Drugs: Caffeine Used: Central Nervous System Stimulant
Plant: Velvet Bean Drugs: L-Dopa Used: Antiparkisonian
Plant: White Willow Drugs: Salicylic Acid Used: Topical, Analgesic
Plant: Yellow Cinchona Drugs: Quinine Used: Antimalarial, Antipyreti