American Botanical Council
Nonprofit that educated public on medicinal herb use. Publishes HerbalGram quarterly journal and HerbClip, a bi-weekly summary of media and scientific articles. Site has the very extensive herb, botany, conservation links.
AMERICAN HERB ASSOCIATION
You’re already on this site! Kathi Keville’s website with herb and current aromatherapy information, studies, and links. How to become a member and receive the AHA Quarterly Newsletter. Herb and aromatherapy products from Oak Valley Herb Farm and Kathi’s books.
American Herbal Pharmacopedia
AHP series of scientific, herbal monograph described.
American Herbal Products Association
Herbal products industry national trade association promotes responsible commerce, interfaces with FDA, and addresses legal and marketing controversies.
American Herbalists Guild
Professional herbalist organization to promote responsible herbalism. They offer a professional journal and annual conference.
Herb Research Foundation
Nonprofit research and educational organization that educates the press, public, scientists, doctors, legislators, and herb industry about medicinal herbs. Research reviews, news stories, etc.
Herb Society of America
Dedicated to promoting knowledge, use, and delight of herbs through educational programs and meetings, although little interest in medicinal herbs. Site has herb of the month, children’s links, and plant collections.
National Herbalists Association of Australia
Organizational information and starting native Australian herb monographs. Links include botanical gardens.
National Institute of Medical Herbalists
Describes organization, NIMH herb research, and lists herbalists and training centers worldwide.
New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists
Gives information on organization and lists NZ practitioners and gives basic introduction to herbalism.
Ontario Herbalists Association
Promotes public awareness about medical herbalism and helps establish education standards for professional herbalists. Canadian political updates, North American educators, and herb links provided.
Ask Dr. Weil
Andrew Weil, MD answers consumer and professional questions and provides health and wellness information that often includes herbs.
Hyper-text version of well-known A Modern Herbal by Mrs. M. Grieve (1931) with medicinal uses, economic properties, cultivation, and folk-lore of 800 herbs. Also articles on herbs preparations and therapies, and on-line survey of St. John’s wort users.
Henriette’s Herbal Homepage
“Frequently Asked Questions” about medicinal and culinary herbs prepared for alt.folklore.herbs newsgroup developed into this Q&A Homepage gives Latin and foreign names. Reprinted classic herbal texts (King’s, Ellingwood, Felter, BPC, Cook).
Free, interactive herbal database from Alternative Medicine Foundation in Maryland is linked to scientific data on individual herbs. An enhanced, licensed version available.
Herbal Materia Medica
Herbal Materia Medica from Bastyr Naturapathic School located on HealthWorld Online [www.healthy.net].
A 200,000 volume collection of herbal, botany, pharmacy, horticulture, and rare books in Cincinnati, Ohio was founded by the Lloyd brothers, eclectic physicians.
Paul Bergner’s Medical Herbalism
From Medical Herbalism quarterly herbal medicine journal, includes reviews on current herbal controversies. Links to medical information and other relevant resources. Journal available on-line.
Michael Moore’s Herbal Reference Library
Herbalist Michael Moore provides herbal information, many resources, and photos. Also information about his Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.
Michael Tierra’s Planetary Herbology
Includes information on Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs and Tierra’s East West Herb courses.
Christopher Hobbs’ virtual Herbal
On-line newsletter contains new herb information and studies and details on his classes, correspondence course, and books.
ENVIRONMENTAL HERBAL SITES
United Plant Savers
Group of professional herbalists seeking to protect native, North American medicinal plants and their native habitats, while ensuring an renewable supply through cultivation.
Plants of the Machiguenga
Neurologist Ethan Russo in Peru’s rainforest with medicinal herb information, photos, and virtual rainforest tour.
Fact sheet monographs on medicinal Western and Chinese herbs.
Laboratory of Ethnobotany
Extensive reports on domesticated plants worldwide and specimens from archaeological sites.
People and Plants Online
An international interface between people and plants, promoting sustainable use of plant resources, conservation, and development. Newsletter highlights recent research and developments.
National Tropical Botanical Garden quarterly magazine offers worldwide plant conservation information, book reviews, reports, encouragement, and advice.
SOCIETY for ECONOMIC BOTANY
Established 1959, the society encourages scientific research and education on past and present plant uses. Holds meetings and offers publications.
Tropical Plant Database
Monographs on hundreds of tropical plants used in traditional medicine, with clinical research available.
TECHNICAL PLANT SITES
Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Information on herb use, cultivation, production, and utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants, acclimatizing exotic species, and use of high-yield seeds for increased production. An herbarium and museum of economic plants is being developed.
Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database
Database of plant chemicals and their actions, medicinal uses, and ethnobotany from herbal researcher and author Dr. James Duke.
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements database from the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health contains international, scientific literature on dietary supplements, including herbs.
National Library of Medicine free access to 11 million abstracts from scientific journals on MEDLINE. Simply type in herb, condition, author, etc.
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA generates categorized data reports on natural resources and conservation issues.
MEDICINAL PLANT JOURNALS
(Primarily indexes with ability to order specific articles.)
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
The use of plant and animals in traditional medicine, published by Elsevier Science.
Journal of Natural Products
Joint publication from American Chemical Society and American Society of Pharmacognosy for natural product chemists, biochemists, taxonomists, ecologists, and pharmacologists.
Journals for American Association of Naturopathic Physicians