Herbal Links

Important Herbal Organizations


American Botanical Council: Leading information resource and champion of the herbalist community.

American Herbalists Guild: Respected certification program for herbalists, with education, conferences, plus a list of practitioners.

American Herbal Products Association: Representing botanical companies in regulatory and legislative situations, producer of Botanical Safety Handbook. 

American Herbal Pharmocopeia:  Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible use of herbal products and herbal medicine.  Access to monographs, analytical testing services and much more.

Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions: An exhaustive review of medical literature from the ages (which makes it herbal research too).

National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH): The United Kingdom’s leading professional body representing herbal practitioners.

European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy: Offering monographs available by download or by an app developed for iPhone or Android devices.

N.C. Herb Association: An official state commodity group, with advisors from NC State University and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Its purpose is to promote the production, marketing, and use of herbs and herb related products through education and research.

United Plant Savers: Dedicated to saving medicinal plants and their habitats, a non-profit of great importance to herbalists and anyone who cares about plant diversity. 


Informative Sites


Eclectic Medicine: Dedicated to the tradition of Eclectic Medicine of the US, which thrived from the 18th century through the early part of the 20th century.  Links to copies of the writings. 

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs: Prolific blog and informative site featuring research on herbs. 

The Practical Herbalist: Another informative site with a good bit of free information, a radio/podcast feature and a paid membership for greater access to material.

Plant Wisdom: Dedicated to all things plants with an active blog and video posts.

Wild Fermentation: Sandor Katz’a informative resource on everything fermented.

Go Botany: Teaching botany in New England, for anyone 10 years and older.

Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D.: Leading herbalist has super helpful site including plant and ailment databases.

Alternative Nature Online Herbal: Articles on 70+ medicinal plant and herbal uses. 

Kevin Curran, EthnoHerbalist: Features medicinal plants on this informative site.

Phytotherapies: A free resource for herbal practitioners, it includes editorial content, articles and an extensive searchable and hyperlinked herbal database on current herbal therapeutics.

Medherb: Journal for clinical practitioners, with full versions of classic texts and information on adverse effects, clinical nutrition, and tons of links.  I could spend a week exploring this site and not begin to cover it all.

The Healthy Home Economist: Extensive site with a focus on eating healthy and fermentation.  Recipes, shopping lists and videos.

Edible Wild Food: Features topics on foraging including weeds and mushrooms.  Be sure to check out the videos and the “freebies” which include a wild food coloring book and wild edible crossword puzzle!

Susan Weed: Renown herbalist Susan Weed’s site covering natural health, herbal medicine and spirit healing… the wise woman way.

Sage Mountain: Perhaps our most famous herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Retreat Center and Botanical Sanctuary.

Aviva Romm MD: Aviva Romm's site featuring info for women and children’s health.

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: A collection of gems from the late, great Michael Moore of Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.

Pacific School of Herbal Medicine: A collection of herbal recipes from a former herb school of renown.

Eat The Weeds: Wild food forager Green Deane.

Herbs With Rosalee: Rosalee does a good job of teaching the systems approach behind herbalism.  Features a list of herbal monographs, herbal recipes and a cool constitution quiz with a free mini course on energetics.  

The Green Farmacy Garden: A beautiful tribute to Dr Jim Duke