Herbal Information

an herb Botanical Dietary Supplements: Background Information

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Provides information on dietary supplements including definitions, information on regulations, claims, labels, health benefits and safety.

MedlinePlus: Herbal Medicine

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Contains quality health care information on herbs and herbal medicine.

MedlinePlus: All Herbs and Supplements

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Includes information on over 100 herbs and supplements from Natural Standard. Each monograph contains evidence-based, peer-reviewed data, and many contain illustrations.

An herb Information Resource: About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Provides science-based information on herbs, botanicals, vitamins, and other supplements including clinical summaries, adverse effects, and interactions.

Poisonous Plant Guide Database

Colorado State University.

Provides pictures, common names, descriptions, toxic parts of the plants, symptoms of poisoning and distribution maps of those plants normally found in the wild.

Herbal Products and Supplements

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Provides an overview of the safety of herbal supplements as well as the possible side effects and interactions. For more information, see the article entitled "Echinacea: What Should I Know About It?"

Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD)

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements; National Library of Medicine.

Search online for manufacturers’ complete label information for a selection of on-market and off-market dietary supplement products. Find product information, dietary supplement facts, label statements, and contact information.

Herbal Library

American Botanical Council.

A collection of educational materials including journals, article reviews, and an interactive herbal database.

Herb Research Foundation logo The Herb Research Foundation

The Herb Research Foundation.

Provide information on the benefits and safety of herbs and botanicals.

Consumer Health: Alternative Medicine

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

Provides general information on complementary and alternative medicine and therapies. See this related article:Herbal supplements: What to know before you buy


American Botanical Council.

Seeks to educate the public through science-based research on the appropriate use of herbal medicine.

The Longwood Herbal Task Force

The Longwood Herbal Task Force.

Provides monograph, clinical information summary, and patient information on herbal medicines.

Medical Herbs (PDF | 52 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Toxicology Program.

Provides an overview of the uses and functions of 17 herbal medicines currently under study by the National Toxicity Program.

Milk Thistle: Effects on Liver Disease and Cirrhosis and Clinical Adverse Effects

DHHS. Healthcare Research and Quality.

Provides a review summarizing the clinical studies on milk thistle.

Mistletoe Extracts

DHHS. NIH. National Cancer Institute.

Provides access to information from clinical trials and research concerning mistletoe extracts.

Questions and Answers About Black Cohosh and the Symptoms of Menopause

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Provides answers to common questions about the use of black cohosh for treatment of menopausal symptoms.

St. John's Wort

DHHS. NIH. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Provides information on the use of St. John's Wort in various research studies.