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Herbal Medicine

Herbalism is used in Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western medicine to aid in the healing process.  The cause of an illness is the main basis for diagnosis instead of just treating and relieving symptoms.  Herbs are said to remove toxins from the body and promote healing in order to return the body to a balanced state of health.  They are prescribed according to which body system is affected or requires stimulation to fight disease.  Herbs can be used in many different forms including pills, powders, extracts, ointments, tinctures, and teas.   Caution should always be used with herbs as reactions can vary, many have side effects, and some can be toxic when used in excess.  Please read  Herbal Side Effects and Warnings  and Herbs and Their Uses and Benefits for your safety.

Related Sites
Medical Herbalism
Plants Natural Database
Provides a single source of information about the plant kingdom.
A Modern Herbal
Has a version of this book available for searching.
Flora of North America
A project to make available up-to-date information on 20,000 species of plants.
American Botanical Council
Objective is to disseminate information on herbs and research.
Holistic Herbalist
Get expert online advice on herbs from Dr. Vikrama.
Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute
Promotes common sense in herbal usage.
American Herbalists Guild
Addresses the concerns of herbalists specialists in the medicinal use of plants.
Henriette's Herbal Homepage
Includes medicinal herb faq, herbal archives, plant name database.
The American College of Herbal Studies
Offers correspondence courses on a number of healing methods.
Southwest School of Botanical Medicine
Resource for information on medicinal plants.
HerbNET
Information on herbs, herb products, links, etc.
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last update: February 2009



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