Table 7.

General References on Herbs

Books
• Blumenthal M, ed. The Compete German Commission E Monographs. Austin, Tex: American Botanical Council; 1998
• Greenwald, J, ed. PDR for Herbal Medicines. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company; 1998
• Newall C. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London, England: Pharmaceutical Press; 1996
• Tyler V. Tyler’s Herbs of Choice, The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals. Binghampton, NY: Haworth Press; 1998
• Weiss R. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers; 1988
Periodicals
Herbalgram. American Botanic Council and Herb Research Foundation: http://www.herbalgram.org (1-800-373-7105)
Medical Herbalism: A Clinical Newsletter for Clinical Practitioners. Bergner Communications: http://www.medherb.com (1-888-237-4637)
Prescribers Letter. Therapeutic Research Center, email: mail@pletter.com (209-472-2240). CME credit available
Review of Natural Products. Facts and Comparisons (1-800-223-0554)
Databases
Herbal Information and Abstracts
• MEDLINE: http://www.nlm.nih.gov
• BIOSIS, the world’s largest collection of abstracts and bibliographic references to biological and medical literature: http://www.biosis.org/htmls/common/biosis.html
• CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS SERVICE: http://www.cas.org
• NAPRALERT Natural Products Alert: http://info.cas.org/ONLINE/DBSS/napralertss.html
• IBIDS DATABASE: http://odp.od.nih.gov/ods/databases/ibids.html
Toxicology Information
• Toxicology Information Resource Center: http://www.ornl.gov/TechResources/tirc/hmepg.html
• TOXLINE and TOXNET, from the National Library of Medicine: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/ToxSearch.htm
Web Sites
Government
• NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: http://odp.od.nih.gov
• FDA MEDWATCH, monitoring program for reporting adverse effects: http://www.fda.gov/medwatch (1-800-FDA-1088)
• NIH Center for Alternative Medicine, includes CAM citation index: http://altmed.od.nih.gov
• USDA: Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database: http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/
General Alternative Medicine
• University of Pittsburgh—The Alternative Medicine Homepage: http://www.pitt.edu/∼cbw/altm.html
• McMaster University Health Care Information Resources—Alternative medicine: http://hsl.mcmaster.ca/tomflem/altmed.html
• Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/rosenthal/
• Natural Health Village: http://www.naturalhealthvillage.com
• Center for Holistic Pediatric Education and Research: http://www.childrenshospital.org/holistic
Information on Herbs
• The Herb Research Foundation: http://www.herbs.org
• American Botanical Council: http://www.herbalgram.org
• Longwood Herbal Task Force: http://www.mcp.edu/herbal/default.htm
• HERBMED: http://www.amfoundation.org/_vti_bin/shtml.exe/herbmed.htm
• Internet Directory for Botany: http://www.helsinki.fi/kmus/botecon.html