Here are some links to organizations providing training, support and information to professional herbalists, students and interested people:

Professional associations:


National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH):

College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP):

British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA): - association of herbalists, herbal product manufacturers and suppliers; browse current EU and UK legislation.


American Botanical Council (ABC):

Information and research resources:

Plant Medicine - home to the EXTRACT database of international knowledge and research on plant taxonomy, pharmacology and therapeutics (and much more!):

European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP) -

Greenfiles research database:

Jonathan Treasure - US herbalist and thinker, useful resources and essays on herbal medicine:

HerbMed interactive electronic database - useful scientific data on herbs; herb of the month:

Living Medicine - wonderful community garden and health initiative in London bringing herbal medicine alive and back to the community

EBSCO Complementary and Alternative Medicine Review Board - details of herbs, vitamins, mineral and other supplements and safe dosages, herb-drug interactions and more:

Online herbals and plant illustrations

Henriette's Herbal - delve into some old classic herbal texts, browse plant images and info on medicinal and culinary herbs:

Dioscorides - all 5 books in modern English translation as free downloadable pdf files:
Dioscorides - beautiful original Greek plates:
Rembert Dodoens - influential 16th century Flemish botanist and physician whose work was translated and adapted throughout Europe. Various original texts and beautiful digitized illustrations, as well as other texts based on Dodoens - including Gerarde's Herball - are available at
Otto Wilhelm Thome, Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz (Flora of Germany, Austria and Switzerland) 1885-1905
Carl Axel Magnus Lindman, Bilder ur Nordens Flora (Pictures of the Flora of the North) 1901-05
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