Resources on the Web
- Biota of North America
Extensive collection of plant distribution maps of North America.
- Botany Every Day
An online course in field botany by botanical expert Marc Williams.
California flora database.
- Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States – Weakley’s flora
Downloadable free flora for the southeastern US by the UNC Herbarium.
- Harvard University Herbaria
An huge library of herbs found worldwide.
- Jepson’s eFlora of California
An online version of the original Jepson flora.
- Missouri Flora
Flora for central and eastern North America.
- Phytography – botany word of the day explained
“A photographic glossary of botanical terms.”
- Plant Biographies
A searchable database for the etymological origins of plant scientific names.
- Plant Database of the USDA
A large searchable database (common or scientific name) of plants found in the United States, including photos, illustrations, and distribution maps.
- The Gymnosperm Database
The Missouri Botanical Gardens database: nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data. This system has over 1.2 million scientific names.
General Herbal Resources
- A Modern Herbal by Maude Grieve
Online version of a classic herbalism book.
- Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
- Henriette’s Herbal Homepage
Online herbal books that you can search through.
- Herbal Constituents
A website and online book on phytochemistry.
- Native American Ethnobotany
Searchable online database for Native American fiber, food, and medicinal uses of plants. Organized by genus and tribe.
- Google Scholar
A searchable and extensive database of academic papers, abstracts, and full research studies. You can find anything here! Try searching for the word “herb” with a health condition (i.e., “herb and diabetes”). Some of the studies use very technical language, but to find out the results of the study, scroll down to “Conclusion” or “Discussion.”
- Homeopathy for Women
An extensive site with information on using homeopathy to specifically treat women’s health issues.
- Boiron’s Homeopathic Medicine Finder
A great resource for looking up homeopathic remedies by health issue.
- National Center for Homeopathy’s Research Articles
A very long list of pages and pages of valuable and valid research on homeopathic medicines.
A plethora of information and research on the use of essential oils.
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