Health and Wellness Herbal Resources



Herbal Monographs

Drugs and Health Products
Short monographs for about 100 medicinal herbs.

Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
Dr. Duke’s extensiven Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical database.

Plants for a Future
Edible and medicinal plant data base of over 7,000 plants. Search by common or botanical name. Also profiles habitat and propagation information for each plant.

University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine
Extensive monographs of over 200 herbs. Listed by botanical name, nice pictures and good information.
University of Michigan-Native American Ethnobotany
Native American Ethnobotany Database.

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Online Herbal

A Modern Herbal
A Modern Herbal by Mrs. Grieve, this classic herbal is online at this site.

Lloyd Library and Museum
The 200,000 volume collection contains pharmacy, botany and horticulture rare books and other collections.

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine
Michael Moore – Southwest School of Botanical Medicine Home Page. Extensive out of print materia medicas can be downloaded from this extraordinary site. Also lots of plant pictures and great resources found nowhere else.

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Plant Pictures

United Plant Savers
Protecting native medicinal plants and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.

CalPhotos
Searchable database of over 21,000 high quality plant images from University of California, Berkeley.

Plant Photos
Thousands of beautiful medicinal plant photographs.

Southwest School of Botanical medicine
2,500 medicinal plant pictures listed by botanical name.

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Organic and Whole Food Resources

Eat Wild-Grass Fed Food and Facts
Find organic grass-fed meat, eggs and dairy products on Eatwild’s directory of pasture based farmers in your area.

The Ecological Farming Association
Annual organic farm conference and other organic events.

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
National Sustainable Agriculture Information.

Organic Food
Find a community Supported Agriculture resource in your area. This is the best way to get fresh organic food straight from the farm.

The Organic Center
Credible, peer reviewed scientific information and about the benefits of organic farming and products to society.

The Organic Pages Online
This site provides users with a quick, easy way to find certified organic products, producers, ingredients, supplies and services.

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Whole Foods Preparation

Sprouting Seeds
Everything you ever needed for sprouting. A great site full of sprouting tools, instructions and recipes.

Wild Fermentaion
Fermented foods are good for you. This website is full of recipes, troubleshooting information and state of the art guidelines for how to bring fermented foods into your life.

Worlds Healthiest Foods
Type in your diet and find out what nutrients you are getting and how to improve your eating habits

Vitamix
The Vitamix blender is an essential tool for my herbal medicine making and healthy eating.

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Find out the Facts About Your Food

Aspartame
12,000 pages of information on why you should not consume aspartame.

Center for Food Safety
Find out the latest news about dangerous food technology and how to support sustainable agriculture.

Food News
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get a print out of the pesticides in our produce when we checked out at the cashier? Well, punch in your grocery list and get a read out of the pesticides that are in your dinner. Check out the list of fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide load.

Organic Consumers Association
Research and action center for organic campaigns.

Real Milk
Part of why so many people are sensitive to milk products is that the enzymes to help you digest milk are destroyed when the milk is homogenized. This site tells you what you really need to know if you want to eat milk based products

Union of Concerned Scientists-Food and Environment
Union of concerned scientists. Renewable energy technology, sustainable agriculture and many more topics focused on promoting a healthy food technology.

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Organic Farming and Gardening

Biodynamic Homepage
Find out what biodynamic gardening is all about!

Compost Guide
Your compost pile is a main source of health for your garden. This site is a complete guide to composting.

Compost Resource Page
For the beginner to the experienced composter.

Grow your Soil and Your Food
John Jeavons, the master for over 40 years, check out his resources and international classes.

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Good Seed Companies

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
The worlds largest collection of heirloom seeds, check it out, I love them.

High Mowing Organic Seeds
On line source for high quality vegetable and herb seeds.

Horizon Herbs
The most extensive resource for medicinal herb seeds. In-depth information on the specifics of growing over 800 species of medicinal herbs. If you want to grow medicinal herbs, this is the page to start with.

Johnnys Selected Seeds
Great seed company!

Organic Seed
Tons of certified organic seeds for just about everything you can think of.

Raintree Nursery
Old and new cultavars form around the world, great fruit section.

Richters Herbs
Herb plants, seeds and dried herbs. You can get just about any herb seed or live herb plant for your garden sent to you. This is a great seed resource that I have been using for almost 20 years.

Seeds of Change
600 varieties of seeds, seed donation programs, tons of gardening information.

Seed Savers Exchange
Collecting and distributing heirloom seeds.

Territorial Seeds
Veggies, flowers, herbs.

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Women’s Health Empowerment

Birth Psychology
Information on babies and mothers focusing on life before birth. Look at the psychological aspects of birth practices, birth and origins of violence and birth trauma.

BirthWorks International
Child birth education, doula training. Helping pregnant women develop trust in their own birthing process. Workshop schedule for classes all over the country.

California Association of Midwives
Learn about women centered birthing.

CIRP-Circumcision
Read about circumcision before you do it. This site contains tons of resources for you to inform yourself.

Citizens for midwifery
Find a midwife in your area and inform yourself about the midwife model of care for childbirth and how it relates to your birth

Coalition for Improving maternity Services
Website for the Coalition for improving maternity services, promoting the mother- friendly childbirth initiative.

Dona International-Find a Doula
Doulas of North America. Find a Doula in your area; find out how to become a doula. Statistics show that when a Doula accompanies you in your birthing room, complication rates reduce significantly…We need more Doulas!

Glad Rags
Great cloth menstrual pads. Save the environment, keep dioxins away from your yoni and feel more comfortable!

Midwives Alliance of North America
We need more midwives, support your local midwife or become one!

Mothering-Natural Family Living
Website for Mothering Magazine, a wonderful resource for healthy childbirth and mothering.

National Organization of Circumcision Resource Center
National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers.

Natural Birth Partners
Find natural birth educator’s nation wide.

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Children’s Health

Green Nest
Raise a healthy child, create a clean home environment. This site has non-toxic furniture, paint, toys, air purifiers and many other considerations for a healthy home.

Holistic Pediatric Association
Holistic education and support for parents and professionals. Lots of great resources for holistic approaches to raising children.

Magic Cabin
Much of our job as parents is to protect our children’s senses so they can focus on the development of their inner world through healthy play. Most of the toys and entertainment for small children over stimulate the senses and pull them into the outer world too quickly. Magic Cabin is a great website to give friends and family for suggestions for buying gifts for your children so you don’t end up with a ton of bright, talking plastic at the birthday party. We are also given the daunting task of protecting our children from being exposed to toxins. It is amazing how many toxic substances are in many common toys and play items. I buy fewer toys and make sure that they are of high quality and not contributing to my sons toxic burden.

Nourishing Our Children
Nourishing Our Children is a non-profit foundation established to address the dramatic deterioration in the health of our children.

Organic Consumer Association
A campaign to reduce children’s exposure pesticides, toxins and junk food.

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Personal Health Research

Acupuncturist
Find an acupuncturist in your area.

Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators
Find a labor assistant/birth doula or childbirth educator.

Dental Amalgam Issue
Tons of information about the hazards of dental amalgams.

Environmental Scorecard
Punch in your zip code and find out who top polluters in your area are. Find out what pollutants are in the earth, water and air in your county. This site is a gem of a resource.

Environmental Working Group
Environmental health news that you don’t see anywhere else. So much of our disease stems from exposure to toxins in our environment. Use this informative survey to see what your body burden of toxic chemicals is. This site is full of very important information about the chemicals in our everyday lives and how to avoid them and their negative health effects. Email this site to people you love!

FAIR-Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
News that never makes it to the corporate TV stations.

Free Medical Journals
Free Medical Journals that you can download online.

The Green Guide
Tons of articles and resources on how to live green. How to do a green makeover on your home and get the hidden chemicals out of every room in your house. You will find in depth ratings for household and personal products and the social, environmental and health implications of the products you use in your everyday life. I also recommend the online or magazine subscription of the Green Guide for even more information.

Heartmath
The Heartmath Institute carries the most extensive scientifically studied person products for stress reduction and emotional management. Their technology is amazing, having spent years researching the intelligence of the heart and how learning to use our heart can reduce stress and increase longevity. They sell the emwave stress relief system that most everyone needs. High stress levels cause disease and the tools on this site are best for learning real ways of reducing your stress.

Household Products Database
Go to this site and look at the ingredients in what you clean your house with and wash your hair with. The same ingredients in your shampoo can be found in your car wax. Inform yourself about the toxins you expose yourself to everyday in your own home.

International Lactation Consultant Association
Find a lactation consultant through the International Lactation Consultant Association.

Merck and the Merck Manuals
The Merck Manual online.

Naturopathic Medicine: How it Works
Find a naturopathic doctor in your area.

Our Stolen Future
This website is based on the book, Our Stolen Future. An in-depth look at endocrine disruption as a result of our environmental exposures. Very informative.

RxList-The Internet Drug Index
Look up dosage, complete ingredient list and side effect listings for any drug.

Safe Cosmetics Materials and Resources
List of what is in cosmetics. Run away from the cosmetic aisle in grocery stores!

Townsend Letter-The Examiner of Alternative Medicine
Extensive natural medicine article archives.

Toxic Release Inventory
An official EPA site, punch in your zip code and find out what toxic chemicals are in your neighborhood.
The TRI is a publicly available EPA website that contains information on toxic chemical releases.

University of Maryland Medical Center-Complementary and Alternative Medical Index
Look up a health condition by organ and body system or by signs and symptoms.

Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements
Vitamins, minerals and supplement guide.

World Leaders in Success, Personal Development, and Motivation
The world’s largest producer and publisher of personal development products and services. They have a great selection of relaxation tapes and cd’s.

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Cancer Support

California State Oriental Medical Assoc.
Find an acupuncturist in your area. Acupuncture is very useful for addressing the complications of chemotherapy and radiation.

Naturopathic Physicians
How to find a naturopathic physician in your area. Naturopathic Doctors are the best trained physicians in the country for combining conventional and complimentary treatments. I highly recommend having a Naturopathic Physician on your team.

The Moss Report
An excellent compilation of alternative cancer treatment information. I recommend this report as the most comprehensive overview of research on all treatments for various cancers. The Moss Report reviews the best alternative cancer treatment centers all over the world.

Weisenthal Cancer Group
Tumor sensitivity testing for cancer patients before they get surgery and chemotherapy.

 

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