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

Professional associations:

UK

National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH): www.nimh.org.uk

College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP): www.phytotherapists.org

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

USA

American Botanical Council (ABC): www.herbalgram.org


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!): www.plant-medicine.com

European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP) - www.escop.com

Greenfiles research database: www.greenfilesjournal.com

Jonathan Treasure - US herbalist and thinker, useful resources and essays on herbal medicine: www.herbological.com

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

Living Medicine - wonderful community garden and health initiative in London bringing herbal medicine alive and back to the community http://www.livingmedicine.org/

EBSCO Complementary and Alternative Medicine Review Board - details of herbs, vitamins, mineral and other supplements and safe dosages, herb-drug interactions and more: https://healthlibrary.epnet.com/GetContent.aspx?token=e0498803-7f62-4563-8d47-5fe33da65dd4&chunkiid=33802

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: www.henriettesherbal.com

Dioscorides - all 5 books in modern English translation as free downloadable pdf files:
 
Dioscorides - beautiful original Greek plates: http://www.bnnonline.it/biblvir/dioscoride/index.htm
 
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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