Chemistry/Biology 491 "Pharmacognosy and How Drugs
Herbal-Type Resources: Note;
careful! Not all of the information in
these sites is scientifically based. Very good for some background work,
folk and herbal lore, history and reputed uses. I will try to point out
the most objective resources.
Herbs for Health-
a generally authoritative review of the evidence of many popular
the American Botanical Council on
Wort and Hawthorn.
New Ideas in Herbal
Therapy. A crash course in phytomedicinesfor health professionals .
A good starting point. It's a commercial site for Bayer, who sell herbal
suppliments, is nonetheless a good source of infor on herbal medicines.
School of Botanical Medicine Homepage. Stunning
photos of herbs are available here! Good links and some great historical
documents are available here.
Medicinal Herb FAQ.
Generally good and interesting information from the herbalist perspective.Generally
good and authoritative info. Part of Henriette's
Herbal web site, another good source of historical information.
a good historical anthropological source of info
The US Pharmacopea: A must
reference guide to see whether a given botanical substance is currently
recognized as effective in well-designed human trials. A great search engine.
See for example the positive report on Saw Palmetteo and the negative report
on Valerian. Generally reliable reviews of clinical data in easily digestible
mongraphs. I would try here first!