Selected Internet Resources
on Medicinal Plants:
A Science Reference Section Webliography
Science, Technology, and Business Division
Library of Congress
Prairie flax - Linum lewisii Pursh var. lewisii
USDA Plants Database
AGRICOLA: this database from the National Agricultural Library
is a good resource for locating bibliographic information.
American Botanical Council: herbal news and information.
Andean Botanical Information System: information from floristic
and systematic investigations of the flowering plants (phanerogams)
of Andean South America.
The Center for
Complementary & Alternative Pharmacotherapy (CCAP):
affiliated with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health
Green Medicine: home of the Medicinal Plants Working Group.
The Herb Society of America: concerned with the cultivation of herbs
and with the study of their history and their uses, both past and
Lloyd Library and Museum: collects botanical, medical, pharmaceutical,
and scientific books and periodicals.
Kettering Information Resource: Herbs, Botanicals and Other Products: “evidence-based information on herbs, botanicals,
vitamins, and other supplements.”
Mini-Course in Medical
Botany: an informative compilation from Dr.
James Duke, a noted ethnobotanist.
Native American EthnoBotany: U. of Michigan’s database of
food, drugs, dyes, and fibers.
Timber Forest Products: Links from the Special Forest Products
Program at Virginia Tech .
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical
Databases: Dr. James A. Duke’s
Plants of the Machiguenga: a neurologist’s record of Peruvian
rain forest plants.
Plants for a Future: a U.K. resource centre for rare and unusual
plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other
Rainforest Medical Foundation:established by a group of physicians
who realized that the loss of the rainforest is also an enormous
loss of resources for both western and non-western medicine.
Society for Economic Botany: encourages scientific research, education,
and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants,
and the relationship between plants and people.
School of Botanical Medicine: an eclectic collection of
links and resources, including ones of historical interest.
University of Washington
Medicinal Herb Garden: includes images of
herbs indexed by both common and botanical names.
USDA PLANTS Database: provides standardized information about the
vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the
U.S. and its territories.
United Plant Savers: goal is to protect native medicinal plants
of the U.S. and Canada.
Veterinary Botanical Medical Association: dedicated to developing
responsible herbal practice for animals.
Compiled by Alison P. Kelly February 2004