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American Herbal Pharmacopeia
The primary goal of the AHP is to produce authoritative herbal monographs containing accurate, critically reviewed information on botanical medicine which can provide guidance in the appropriate use of herbal therapeutics.

American Herbal Products Association
This national trade association, and voice of the herbal products industry, comprises thousands of U.S. and foreign companies doing business as importers, growers, manufacturers, and distributors of therapeutic herbs and herbal products. Promotes responsible commerce of products which contain herbs and which are used to enhance health.

Ask Dr. Weil
Information on natural health and wellness.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas
BRIT research staff strives to incorporate the “three Ds” into each of its projects: discovery, documentation, and dissemination. Researchers generally focus their projects around the themes of Biodiversity, Evolution, and Conservation, incorporating and contributing to our world-class Collections, and participating in a variety of projects at the state, national, and international level.
Educates/informs on herbal medicine and related issues.

CAB Database of Plant Science
Contains abstracts of internationally published scientific research literature.

Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, popularly known as CIMAP, is a frontier plant research laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Dr Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database
Does database searches of the ethnobotanical uses and chemical activities in plants.

Flora of China
Documents approximately 31,000 Chinese plant species, including 8,000 species of medicinal and economically important plants and about 7,500 species of trees and shrubs.

Henriette's Herbal Homepage
One of the oldest and largest herbal information sites on the web.

Herb Research Foundation
The Herb Research Foundation (HRF) is a nonprofit research and educational organization focusing on herbs and medicinal plants. They help to educate the press, the public, scientists, doctors, legislators and the herb industry about all aspects of botanicals.

Herb World
Information on growing herbs, marketing herbs and herbal products.

Herbal Materia Medica
A materia medica from herbalist David Hoffmann.

Herbal Reality
Traditional, scientific and practical insights written by experienced herbalists and health experts from the world of herbal medicine and natural health, helping to empower, engage and evolve society’s cultural relationship with healing plants and medicines.

HerbMed is the consumer version of HerbMedPro. With limited access to the full database, HerbMed provides open access to close to 60 herb records that rotate regularly and provide curated access to traditional and scientific information on each herb.

Lloyd Library and Museum
The Lloyd Library and Museum is a world renowned independent research library and exhibit space devoted to bringing science, art and history to life. Established by three brothers, pharmacists who manufactured botanical drugs in Cincinnati beginning in the late 19th century, the Library holds, acquires, preserves, and provides access to both historic and current books and journals, as well as archival materials, on a wide variety of disciplines, including botany, pharmacy, natural history, medicine, scientific history, and visual arts.

Medical Herbalism
From the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, Inc, links to resources and education for students or practitioners of herbalism the clinical setting, regardless of the tradition or system.

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) fact sheets give a current overview of individual vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplement ingredients. ODS has fact sheets in two versions—Health Professional and Consumer. Both versions provide the same types of information but vary in the level of detail. Consumer versions are also available in Spanish.

Plantas Medicinais
A database of the medicinal plants of Brazil.

Poisonous Plant Database
The Poisonous Plant database provides access to references in the scientific literature (primarily print literature through about 2007) describing studies and reports of the toxic properties and effects of plants and plant parts.

Society for Medicinal Plant Research
This international society advances research and science in the field of medicinal plants. Their goals are the organization of scientific meetings, the financial support of research work, support of the scientific journal "Planta Medica: Natural Products and Medicinal Plant Research," cooperation with organizations pursuing similar aims, the scientific counseling of public institutions, and other measures serving the purposes of the Society.

Sustainable Herbs Program
SHP seeks to create a movement supporting high quality herbal products, sustainable and ethical sourcing, and greater overall transparency in how herbs reach end users. Educates consumers about herbal product value networks while inspiring them to take action; outlines step to support sustainable practices; shares stories about best practices to inspire companies to institute new practices in their value network and internal policies.

The Botanical Institute
Accessible information about herbs and botanicals, providing a wide range of herbal monographs that detail the benefits, history, and usage of various herbs. Herbs are categorized based on benefits (adaptogens, nervines, etc.)

The Herb Society of America
The society is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use of and delight in herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

The Plant Detective, Flora Delaterre
From 1996 to 2013, Beth Judy produced, wrote, and voiced The Plant Detective, a fun and informative program about medicinal plants on Montana Public Radio and stations across the country. Programs are archived on this site.

US Pharmacopeia
USP is an independent, scientific nonprofit organization focused on building trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines. We are working to strengthen the global supply chain so that the medicines people rely on for health are available when needed and work as expected.