Biomedical Sciences
Focus Areas

Subject Gateways

Books  &  Journals

International and National Resources

Electronic Information Resources for Herbal Medicine

International Herbal Organizations and Associations



A gateway for information Ayurveda, Yoga …

UK CropNet database

Bio Online site – Research news, Industry news, Market research, Career news and upcoming events

BIOSIS  previews – Abstract database for life sciences and biomedical literature

HerbClip Online – World’s leading database of information about research, marketing and use of medicinal plants.

An international database to citations covering the biomedical, pharamacological and drug literature

MANTIS – Manual Alternative and Natural Therapy database for healthcare disciplines

Herbal Medicine organization – Bibliography

Internet’s best herbal companion websites

MEDLINE – Abstract database of Medical literature from National Library of Medicine, USA

Natural products updates – database

Science and Development Network – Traditional medicine links, background reading WHO guidelines, dossier

New drug  database


Subject Gateways

BIOME is a collection of gateways, which provide access to evaluated quality Internet resources in health and life sciences

BioMedNet – For biological and medical researchers

OMNI  (Organizing Medical Networked Information) is a gateway to evaluated online resources in health and medicine

The Virtual Library is the oldest catalogue of the web, being a gateway to all subjects


Books  &  Journals

Herbal  books and reference sources

Article – Wakdikar, Sandhya - Global health care challenge: Indian experiences and new prescriptions

30 medical journals – Free full text

Journal of Natural Products

Bioline international – Open source journals and  online resources, directories, news and guides to scientific information on the web

A division of CAB international

Directory of open access journals

European Scientific Co-operative on phytotherapy – European phyto journal – Free online

Journal of alternative and complementary medicine

Public Library of Science – Open access journals in biology and medicine

Journal of Natural Products Reports

SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) – Access to wide selection of journals from Latin American  countries





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WIPO – PCT database            -

Indian Patent design and trademark office

Free online access to first Indian patent searchable database



India’s premier digital library of electronic theses


International and National Resources
Centre for International Ethnomedicinal Education and Research

Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations

Commonwealth secretariat

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

WHO factsheet

World intellectual property organization



Source :  Mukherjee, Pulok K.  Quality Control of Herbal Drugs. New Delhi, Business   

               Horizons, 2002.







Plant Photos (Pictures)

Plant Photos (Pictures)

Plant Photos (Pictures)

Plant Photos (Pictures)

Plant Photos (Pictures)

Southwest School of Botanical     Medicine    



Kumamoto Univ.
Medicinal Herb Garden.




Herbs and Pregnancy

Index of Poisons



American Botanical Council

Controversial Herbs and Natural Products

Herb World News Online






Database (Multilingual)

Herb Research foundation


Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Search Service

Virtual Library Biotechnology

Virtual Library Cell Biology



Garden Gate Glossary ofBotanical Names                 

Michael Moore’s MedicalHerbal Glossary

Missouri Botanical GardenResearch Databases            

Plant Name Database



European Phytojournal


Herbs for Health

HSR Magazine

Medical Herbalism

Natural Products Insider

Nutritional Outlook

Phytochemical Analysis

Phytotherapy Research

Planta Medica



Alternative Nature Home Page

American Botanical Council

American Herbalists Guild

Australasian College of Natural Therapies

Ayurvedic Foundations                          

Chinese Herbal Sciences

Chinese Herbs

Complementary Medicine




Ethnobotanical Database

Ethnobotany Research Citations

Research and Development  


Health Notes

Henriette’s Herbal Homepage

Herb Growing and  Marketing Network                  

Herb Portal

Herb Portal

Herb Portal

Herb Research Foudation

Herb Society (UK)

Herb Society (UK)

Herb Society of America

Herbal Hall


Herbs for Health

Howie Brounstein’s Home Page  

International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants


Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Legalize it! By Michael Castleman

Medherb. Com

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants in Afganistan

Medicinal Plants in Africa

Medicinal Plants in Alaska

Medicinal Plants in Ecuador

Medicinal Plants in Kenya

Medicinal Plants in Peru

Medicines Control Agency

Medline Plus

MedWebPlus – Herbs,Herbal.html

Michael Moore’s Home Page

Michael Tierra’s Planetary    Herbology

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

National Herbalists  Association of Australia

National Institute of

Medical Herbalists                   


Natural Products  Information System 

Natural Therapy

Pharmaceutical Dictionary

Pharmaceutical Network


Plant Gene Register

Private Research Centre


Rainforest Pharmacy

The American Herbal    Pharmacopoeia

The American Society of     Pharmacognosy                       

The British Herbal Medical    Association                         

The National Herb Centre

The Natural Marketing Institute

The Phytochemical Society of Europe

Tibetian Medicine

Traditional Indian Medicine

Unani Medicine

US Pharmacopoeia

Veterinary Herbs

Well Planet




American Botanical Council –

PO Box 144345, Austin, TX 78714-4345, USA, Custserv@herbalgra

American Herbal Products Association

8484  Georgia Ave., Suite 370, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA,

American Spice Trade Association,
2025 M Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20036, USA,
American Society of Pharmacognosy
College of Pharmacy, 901 S. State St., Big Rapids, MI 59307, USA,

Andolu Medical Plants Research Center

26470 Eskisehir, Turkey

Aromatherapy Organisations Council

   PO Box 355, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 20P, UK

Associacao Nacional de Fitoterapie

   Rua Luciano Cordeiro 27-2Dt, 1100 Lisboa, Portugal

Association Francais pourle Medicament de Phytotherapie

   25, rue de Montevideo, 75016 Paris, France

Association of Delegates of the Professional Organizations of Producers and
   Collectors of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the EEC
   6bd Marechal-Joffre, F-91490 Milly-la-Foret, France

Australian Herb Society Inc.

   PO Box 110, Mapleton, Queensland, 4560, Australia,

British Herb Grower’s Association

   17 Hooker Street, London SW3, England

British Herb Trade Association

   164 Shaftesbury Ave., London WC2H 8HL, England

British Herbal Medicine Assiciation
   1, Wickham Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6JX, United Kingdom

British Herbal Medicine Association

   Old Coach House, Southborough Road, Surbiton, Surrey, England

Committee for the Assessment of  Phytomedicines

   Van Hoornestraat 2, 2581 VG Den Haag, The Netherlands

European Confederation of  Distributors, Producers/Importers of Medicinal Plants

   23 Rue du Peintre Lebrun, F-78000 Versailles, France

Danish Society for Phytotherapy

   Taarbaekdalsvej 7B, 2930 Klampenborg, Denmark, tao@image .dk

Herb Federation of New Zealand

   PO Box 4055, Nelson South, New Zealand

Herb Research Foundation

   1007 Pean Street, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80302, USA,

Hungarian Society for Phytotherapy

   Ulloi ut 26., H-1 085 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

International Herb Association

   4456 Corporation Lane, Suite 120, Virginia Beach, VA.23462, USA

Irish Association on Phytotherapy

   Trinity College, Shrewsbury Road, Dublin 4, Ireland

Medicinal Plant Association and Product Council

   H-1118 Budapest, Menesi ut 44, Hungary

National Herb Centre –

   Banbury Road, Warmington, Warks OX17 1DF,United Kingdom

National Institute of Medical Herbalists

   56 Longbrook Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 6AH, England

National Nutritional Foods Association

   3931 MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 101, Newport Beach, CA 92660-3013, USA,

North American Native Plant Society

   Box 336, Postal Station F.Toronto ON M4Y 2L7, Canada

  Osterreichische Geseflschaft fur Phytotheraple

   P.O.Box 43, 1171 Vienna, Austria

Schweizerische Medizinische Gesellschaft fur Phytoterapie

   Santisstrasse 13, 9500 Wil, Switzerland

Societa Italiana di Fitotherapia

   Centro Studi Maria Branca, Via E. Porro, 20158 Milan, Italy

Societe  Belge de Phytotheraple

   Avenue Eugene Demolder 72, 1030 Brussels, Belgium

The American Herbalists Guild

   1931 Gaddis Road, Canton, GA 30115, USA,

The European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy

   ESCOP Secretariat, Argyle House, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS,UK

The Herb Society

   Deddington Hill Farm, Warmington, BANBURY OX17 1XB, UK,

Transferpoint Phytotherapeutics

   Bevrijdingslaan 26, 7943 CB Meppel, Netherlands

Turk Fitoterapi Dermegi

   Gazi University, Fac. of Pharmacy, 06330 Hipodrum-Ankara, Turkey


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