Research Links

Applied Research

American Botanical Council
ABC's goals are to educate the public about beneficial herbs and plants and to promote the safe and effective use of medicinal plants.

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia
AHP's goals are to produce herbal monographs that present detailed descriptions of each herb's history, botany, pharmacognosy, chemistry, analytical methods and clinical therapeutics.

American Herbal Products Association
The AHPA exists to serve its members by promoting the responsible commerce of products which contain herbs and which are used to enhance health and quality of life.

American Herbalists Guild
The AHG is the only peer-review organization for professional herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants.

CAB International
CABI Bioscience division is a global leader in applied biological sciences for sustainable agriculture and environmental safety. Other divisions include CABI Publishing and CABI Information for Development.

Center for International Ethnomedicinal Education and Research
CIEER's goals are to educate the public concerning the use of plants for healing by traditional cultures and to promote the safe and effective use of medicinal plants.

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
The Danforth Center hopes to increase our understanding of basic plant biology and to apply new knowledge for the benefit of human nutrition and health. Home of CassavaNet.

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
This set of literature links was compiled by James Duke of the Agricultural Resource Service of the USDA. Looks as if this site hasn't been updated in awhile.

Early Classics in Biogeography, Distribution, and Diversity Studies: To 1950
This site consists of bibliography "enhanced" in several ways, including the addition of links to web-based biographical information on the authors involved (such as The Alfred Russel Wallace Page), and the full-text (as collected in several ways) of many of the entries.

Economic Botany
From the Centre for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Contains information about their People and Plants Initiative, Traditional Remedies Surveillance, Nightshade, and PROTA-UK (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa). Check out their Collections, Information, and Education links as well.

Elixir Farm
We are pleased to offer you seeds of unusual medicinal plants from our bioregion and their analogs (genetically similar relatives) from China. Nestled deep in a mist-filled river valley of the Missouri Ozarks.

Ethnobotanical Leaflets
This Web Journal is a great source of information on economic plants. Contains book reviews and links to worldwide economic botany sites. Presented by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Ethnobotany
This site contains general information about ethnobotany, including articles about medicines, foods, and tubers. [added 3-25-02]

Ethnomedica
Developed by Sara Hamer, a certified Medical Herbalist, this site contains information about herbs and conservation.

European Society of Ethnopharmacology
Founded in 1990, the society is comprised of national European associations interested in the study of traditional pharmacopoeias and medicinal anthropology. Consists of over 1500 specialists.

Healing Herb Database
From Futuregarden.com, this easy to search database allows you to select one of 15 "problems", over 80 ailments, and over 100 herbs. Chosen by Study Web as one of the best educational sites on the web.

Healthwell
Click on the "Herbs" tab at top to go to their herbal description site. Includes images, traditional uses, active constituents, and references.

Herbal Remedies
On this website you can learn all about herbs and many herbal and natural remedies listed for various ailments.

Herb Research Foundation
Established in 1983, HRF's goals are to increase the rational and informed use of herbs through scientific research and education and to bring nature back into modern health care in the US and around the world.

Herb Society of America
Founded in 1933, the Society is concerned with the cultivation of herbs and with the study of their history and their uses, both past and present.

Medherb from Medical Herbalism
This site provides links to medical information and other resources related to medicinal herbs and herbalism practiced in a clinical setting, regardless of the medical tradition or system.

Medicinal Herbs On-line
The Medicinal Herbs Online site was created to help educate visitors about the often forgotten wisdom of the old ways of treating illnesses.

Museu Botanico
The Botanical Museum located at Escola Superior AgrĂ¡ria de Beja (Portugal) is a scientific and cultural centre created to display temporary exhibitions that show the millenary alliance established between Man and the Plants.

National Institute of Health--Office of Dietary Supplements
ODS's mission is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.

People and Plants
The People and Plants Initiative, comprised of WWF, UNESCO, and Royal Botanic Garden (Kew), aims to contribute to equitable use of plant resources and continuity of local ecological knowledge in developing countries.

Society for Economic Botany
The SEB's goals are to promote scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants. Publishes Economic Botany four times a year.

Teeter Creek Herbs
The great majority of our herbs are either organically grown or wild crafted in the environs of our farm situated in a wild valley in the Ozark Mountains. Features "Ask the Herbalist".

World Resources Institute
WRI is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives. Includes articles about forestry and grasslands, and biodiversity and protected areas.

3-D Database of Pharmacuetically Active Chemicals
Check out this cool site to see three dimensional diagrams of selected chemicals (plug-in required).