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Aboriginal Plant Use in South-Eastern Australia -

This web-site contains detailed notes and a bibliography on plants used by Aboriginal peoples of south-eastern Australia.

American Indian Ethnobotany -

Contains over 47,000 entries representing the medicinal uses of 3.895 species from 760 genera and 142 families by 123 different native American groups. Data records include: Plant taxanomic and common names; Native groups that use(d) the plant; type of use; and bibliographic citation.

AyuHerbal Catalog of Indian Medicinal Plants -

CIEER - Center for International Ethnomedicinal Education and Research -

CIEER is an 501 c(3) nonprofit educational and research organization developed to establish a focal point for the exchange of ethnomedicinal knowledge and to establish an international network of ethnobotanical researchers. CIEER's goals are to educate the public concerning the use of plants for healing by traditional cultures and to promote the safe and effective use of medicinal plants.

CISCOM-The Centralised Information Service For Complementary Medicine -

The CISCOM database currently has nearly 70,000 citations and abstracts covering all the major complementary therapies. -

The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.

CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) -

CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) is a biomedical database system containing information on research projects and programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services. Most of the research falls within the broad category of extramural projects, grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements conducted primarily by universities, hospitals, and other research institutions; and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. A relatively small number of research grants are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR). CRISP also contains information on the intramural programs of the NIH and the FDA.

The Datadiwan - The Ultimate Database for Extraordinary Knowledge in Holistic Medicine and Frontier Sciences -

Dictionary of Chinese Herbs -

From the Complementary and Alternative Healing University

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases -

Elsevier Science -

Mission: To serve the advancement of science, technology and medicine by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of communication among researchers and professionals world-wide and by providing solutions to their information needs.

EthnobotDB -

Worldwide plant uses

Ethnobotanical Leaflets -

A web-based journal devoted to medicinal, economic and ethnobotany, with articles and links to many other resources.

Ethnobotany of the Peruvian Amazon - an introduction to medicinal and useful plants in the Amazonian region of Perú -

History of Traditional Indian Medicine (links page) -

Indonesian Folk Medicine -

Created by Dr. James Duke, Indonesian Folk Medicine is an ethnobotanical index which "embraces both the medicinal plants of the forests and the plants of the clearings..." and is part of the plant genome databases of the National Genetic Resource Programs of the USDA. Developed to help target renewable products, particularly medicinal plants which would add to the known value of Indonesia's rain forests, the index contains at least 100,000 entries, linking medical and folkloric properties.

Journal of Ethnopharmacology -

Online abstracts of articles.

Laboratory of Ethnobotany -

The Ethnobotany laboratory houses extensive collections of domesticated plants from around the world as well as specimens recovered from archaeological sites. The laboratory produces analysis reports for submitted specimens.

Medicinal Uses of Native Plants of South Florida -

General cultural patterns in traditional medicine.
Actions of medicinal plants.
A few conditions requiring treatment with traditional medicine.
A few preparations used when readying medicinal plants for use in treatment.
References on medicinal plants.

Native American Ethnobotany Database, University of Michigan-Dearborn -

Foods, Drugs, Dyes, and Fibers of Native North American Peoples.

Native American Herbal - Traditional Herbal & Plant Knowledge, Identifications -

Herbs used mostly by Anishinaabeg people.

Plants of the Machiguenga -

An ethnobotanical study of Eastern Peru.

Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute TCM Herbal Database -

Free access (by password) to sample course materials and a database of over 220 herbs of the Chinese (TCM) materia medica.

Sacred Earth - An Educational Forum and Networking Resource for Ethnobotany and Ecotravel -

Sacred Earth is a privately funded organization dedicated to cross-cultural communication and sharing of traditional plant knowledge & cosmologies. Ethnobotanists, Ecologists, Botanists, Conservationists, Eco-psychologists, Herbalists, Mythologists, Cosmologist, Philosophers and all other people of any age, race, and spiritual background who share a passion for nature and a concern for the well-being of Mother Earth are invited to participate in this forum of cross-cultural exchange.

The Society of Ethnobiology -

The Society of Ethnobiology is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the relationships of plants and animals with human cultures worldwide.

The Society for Ethnomedicine (AGEM) -

The Society is a non-profit making organisation that supports, through subscriptions, membership fees and donations, the publication of the journal curare. The Society also undertakes public dissemination through quarterly circulars, publications, conferences, internet-work and works together with international societies, universities, work groups and other organizations.
AGEM particulary focuses on medical concepts and practices of specific ethnic groups, and from the medical knowledge of lay people to the experience of traditional healers and doctors of the present and the past.

Tico Ethnobotanical Dictionary -

TradiMed -

Traditional Chinese Medicines Database

Yuthog Foundation of Tibetan Medicine -

Yuthog Foundation of Tibetan Medicine is a relatively new centre for training and education of young Ladakhi people in Tibetan medicine. The objective is the preservation and development of traditional Tibetan medicine and the exchange of experiences to solve problems with respect to use and identification of medicinal plants.

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