When I first started learning about herbs, I didn’t have a lot of money. I couldn’t afford to buy books or courses and benefited from herbalist’s write-ups and blogs. I learned a lot from these sources and they are very useful.
I’ve put together this list of sites with quality information you can trust describing herbs and how to use them. I hope to inspire you to learn more about herbs and how they can benefit your health.
WEBSITES WITH HERBAL MONOGRAPHS:
WHO MONOGRAPHS: On selected Medicinal Plants: This is a wealth of information. From description & safety to major chemical constituents. There are 4 volumes to look at. A PDF of each is available for download also.
David Hoffman – healthy.net: 100 + monographs
Sharol Tilgner: 100+ Short Materia Medica but useful
Richard Whelan: Medical Herbalist Herbs from A-Z: has around 200 herb monographs. Well formed.
American Botanical Council: Herbs marked with an * are not free. Some things are free, a lot are not. You’ll need to register for an account also.
A Modern Herbal by Maude Grieve: Relied on by many and used for many years, especially by those teaching today.
Tillotson Institute of Natural Health: 100 herbal monographs.
Althea Provence – Christophe Bernard-Herbaliste: 57 Herb Monographs. These are wonderful detailed monographs. You will need to translate the pages though.
Herbal Legacy – Dr. Christopher’s: Theses from the graduates of the School of Natural Healing.
Jim McDonald’s Herbcraft: 20+ herbs and many, many other articles
Henriette’s Herbal: There is tons of information on herbs here just do a search. Lots of photo’s also.
Herb Rally Monographs: 40+ monographs written by various herbalist’s. They also have a great podcast that you can listen to these monographs.
Todd Caldecott: 35+ Herbs. Must be a subscriber to see content. Free to subscribe. A lot of his herbs are used in Ayureveda.
Herbs with Rosalee de la Foret: She periodically adds more.
Steven Fosters: 24 monographs
Commonwealth Center For Holistic Herbalism: with Ren & Katja Blog format with lots of monographs and other articles – just do a search
Lesley Tiera’s Blog: Not necessarily monographs but has articles on specific herbs. – Can also do a search
Michael Tiera’s Blog: Also has some articles on specific herbs. – can do a search
Health Canada: 100+ herb monographs
Medicinal Plants of Texans: 50+ monographs written by students of wildflowerherbschool.
HerbIdea.com: Monographs by Lisa Moseby
California School of Hispanic Herbalism: Over 25 monographs
Healing Weeds: 50 + monographs.
Whispering Earth Materia Medica: 25+ Monographs
Wild Man Steve Brill: 25+ plants. Great photo’s and ways to eat them.
The Northwest School for botanical studies: Herbs at a glance
Eatweeds.co.uk: 18 herb monographs.
Medical Herbalism Materia Medica & Pharmacy: Mostly articles or studies on herbs not necessarily full monographs.
Blessed Maine Herb Farm: little bits of info on about 20 herbs
The Wild Pharma: blog style – just do a search
Herbwisdom.com: Has a little bit of info on around 200 herbs. I don’t know that those putting this website out there though are practicing herbalist. Might just be bloggers.
Bachcentre.com – Bach Flower Essences
AHPA: BOTANICAL CATEGORY LISTING: You can get photos and other tid bits of info from these listings especially for identifying.
*Note: this list last edited 2/24/19 please feel free to contact me or leave a comment if you note any other issues with list.
American Herbalist Guild: I’d be remiss to not mention the many free public webinars put on by the Guild. They are great and you can learn quite a bit.
Healthy. Net – David Hoffmann: 80+ articles
Christopher Hobbs Ailments Database: 50+ articles
27 more articles by Christopher Hobbs
Healthy.net articles: by Christopher Hobbs
Medicinal Herbs – Christopher Hobbs
Steven Horne: Tree of Light – Excellence in Herbal Education: Many great articles just do a search
Jim McDonald’s Herbcraft: 20+ herbs and many, many other articles
Herbaltransitions.com: Herbal Resources by Dr. Tilgner
Richard Whelan’s Conditions Treated A-Z : 200 + articles
MedHerb.com: Therapeutics Article Index
Todd Caldecott: 45+ articles. You’ll need to register first.
Brigitte Mars Articles: 80+ Articles
Commonwealth Center For Holistic Herbalism: with Ren & Katja Blog format with lots of monographs and other articles
Altheaprovence.com: 50+ Articles You will need to translate the page.
7Song & the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine: Useful articles on Body systems and 1st aid and more.
Jim McDonald’s Herbcraft: 20+ herbs and other articles
Lesley Tiera’s Blog: – Can also do a search
Michael Tiera’s Blog: – can do a search
Susun Weed: Has many articles listed, some in order to read the full article you would need to be a student.
Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalsim class handouts, articles, lecture notes
Wintergreenbotanicals.com: Maria Noel Groves class notes and videos
Matthew Wood: some selections from Earthwise Herbal
Chanchal Cabrera: couple of articles
HerbWisdom.com: looks like just a bloggers info not necessarily an herbalist, not sure of this resource.
Dr. Dukes: Database: Phytochemical and ethnonotancial database
Advanced Herbal Medicine: Open source international Journal Will need to register.
PubMed: Abstracts and some articles are free.
Britannica: Historical references to herbal applications.
European Medicines Agency: Type in the Latin Name in the Keyword search. Excellent resource from European regulatory agency. Final and draft documentation: assessment reports and monographs. Assessment reports in particular are very beneficial.
HERBALIST’S ON YOU TUBE:
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HerbTV: Huge supply of herb walks, Herbalist Interviews and more.
Steven Horne: A wealth of videos, and mini courses. Some webinars to kick start some of his courses.
East West Herb School: Of particular interest is the Pulse and Tongue Diagnose videos.
The Human Path – Sam Coffman: Survival School videos and more. Fun and informative
Susun Weed and the Wise Woman Tradition: Start off with how to make herbal infusions and go from there to the many other short and sweet videos. She adheres to the Herbs are People Medicine and will show how to videos on herbal preparations the simple way.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Has numerous how-to videos.
Christopher Hobbs: 10 lectures
Jim McDonald: Couple of herb walks with Jim, they are always fun to watch.
7Song: couple of herb walks with 7Song
Healthnotes: You’ll need to click on herb then it will have a tab to click on for interactions.
Canada Database: for adverse reactions
Drugs.com: can check herbs/drug interactions: just add drug and herbs to the lists.
ITMonline.org: list of some possible drug/herb interactions
NUTRITRION & YOU.COM: Some herb nutritional facts
Michael Moore’s stuff
Master Genus Index integrating ALL plant photographs, illustrations, maps, abstracts, constituents, monographs, major papers and folios by genus and species.
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This is information I have compiled with my time. Feel free to share this source with this original post. Please do not just copy and share in your own format. – Thanks Mindy