American Botanical Council - http://www.herbalgram.org/|
The American Botanical Council is the leading nonprofit education and research organization disseminating science-based information promoting the safe and effective use of medicinal plants and phytomedicines. Founded in 1988, ABC works to educate the public, healthcare practitioners, media, and government agencies on the safe and effective use of medicinal plants and phytomedicines. Our vision is an educated public that makes responsible choices about herbal medicine as an accepted part of healthcare. Individuals, organizations and companies who share our vision support our goals through membership.
American Herbalists Guild - http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/
The American Herbalists Guild was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists. It is the only peer-review organization in the United States for professional herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants. AHG membership consists of professionals, general members (including students) and benefactors.
Austin Herb Society - Texas - http://www.austinherbsociety.org/
The Austin Herb Society (AHS) is a member-supported nonprofit organization in Austin, Texas. AHS has regularly scheduled activities and special events for AHS members and the public. Unless otherwise noted, events are held at the Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden.
Australian Herb Society - http://www.maleny.net.au/sunweb/groups/aherbsoc.html
The Australian Herb Society was founded by professional Herbalist Simon Schot in conjunction with others in 1976. Simon had many requests by individuals who are looking for a source of information about the popular subject of herbs, especially the practical and local aspects, which is seldom, if ever, dealt with in the many Herbals that have been published
Canadian Herb Society - http://www.herbsociety.ca/index.html
The Canadian Herb Society (CHS) is a national non-profit association which was founded to provide accurate information, education, networking, and representation for all those with an interest in herbs. It offers an organizational umbrella for special interests of herb enthusiasts and a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. The Society has a mandate to provide a focus for the diverse interests and herbal traditions of Canadians in order to share knowledge and promote the cultivation, use, and enjoyment of herbs.
Chamomile Times - http://www.chamomiletimes.com/
Champaign - Urbana Herb Society - Illinois - http://www.prairienet.org/herbsociety/
The Champaign-Urbana Herb Society was organized in October 1975 by a handful of gardening enthusiasts interested in learning more about growing and using herbs out on the Illinois prairies. Today, the group has over 100 members who live in the Champaign-Urbana area. We meet at monthly with programs on herbal topics, and has developed an herb garden open to the public at Meadowbrook Park. In May, we hold a popular giant plant sale. We are affiliated with the Urbana Park District and meet on the first Wednesday of the month, where we enjoy a monthly program and herbal refreshments prepared by members. The meeting place will be posted here each month.
Discovering Herbs - http://www.discovering-herbs.net/
Discovering Herbs is a dynamic website designed for people who are interested in a healthier lifestyle and want to know what part natural herbs can play in their lives. We also offer an introduction service to herb related products and services which we know to be of the highest standards
Dominion Herbal College - http://www.dominionherbal.com/
Dominion Herbal College, a Registered Post-Secondary School in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, was founded by Dr. Herbert Nowell, a Naturopathic Physician in Vancouver, B.C. in 1926. Dr. Nowell spent many hours researching and compiling the material recorded in Books One and Two of the College's Chartered Herbalist Course. Prior to 1918, he taught botanical medicine to medical doctors, when such medicine was accepted and practised by many in the profession. Dr. Nowell's knowledge in Herbal Medicine was admired and appreciated by doctors in England, Canada and the United States.
European Herbal Practitioners Association - http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ehpa/
The EHPA was founded in 1993 when it became clear that with the development of the European Union, the legislative framework under which herbal medicine was practised was likely to undergo radical change. The main professional herbal practitioner associations in the UK, namely the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and The International Register of Consultant Herbalists formed a UK national organisation called the British Herbal Practitioners Association (BHPA). A number of other organisations (see below) also participated. In Europe, the BHPA affiliated with Irish and Danish herbal associations to form the European Herbal Practitioners Association (EHPA).
Greater Fort Worth Herb Society - Texas - http://greaterftworthherbsociety.org/
The Greater Fort Worth Herb Society was founded in 1985 with the purpose of 'sharing knowledge of herbal folklore, planting, growing, propagating, cultivating, harvesting and using herbs.' A further goal is the fostering of education and knowledge regarding herbs and other botanical subjects. As a service to the community, the Herb Society plants and maintains a Herb Garden at the Log Cabin Village. The garden contains herbs from the period of settlement as well as more modern species since the garden is used as a teaching garden by BRIT to instruct children and adults.
Green Medicine Natures Healing Pharmacy - http://www.nps.gov/plants/medicinal/plants.htm
A comprehensive search of known plants for medicinal chemicals is an enormous task. Of the estimated 250,000 plant species on earth, only 2% have been thoroughly screened for chemicals with potential medicinal use. Because native plant habitats are destroyed almost daily, many medicinally valuable plants will be gone before scientists can even investigate them.
Harvesting & Drying Herbs - http://www.tii-kokopellispirit.org/Magazine/Herbs2.html
With judicious picking, most herbs can be harvested continually over several months. Perennials must be given a chance to achieve vigorous growth after the final harvest of the year to survive the winter, so plan the last cuttings for no less than a month before the first expected frost. Don't cut annuals too close to the ground; they need bottom foliage to recover.
Herb Directory - Penn State - http://garden.cas.psu.edu/extension/vegcrops/herb_directory.html
The Herb directory was developed by Keppy Arnoldsen, Aimée Voisin and Jen Johnson under the guidance of Dr. Michael Orzolek.
Herb Research Foundation - http://www.herbs.org/
The Herb Research Foundation is the world's first and foremost source of accurate, science-based information on the health benefits and safety of herbs---and expertise in sustainable botanical resource development. What sets HRF's work apart is our vast storehouse of information resources, including a specialty research library containing more than 300,000 scientific articles on thousands of herbs. We also have extensive field experience in sustainable development of botanical resources.
Herb Society - United Kingdom - http://www.herbsociety.co.uk/
The Herb Society aims to increases the understanding, use and appreciation of herbs and their benefits to health. The Society is an educational charity and its main work is the dissemination of information about herbs. As the independent voice for the consumer in the herbal world, it monitors changes in herbal legislation in the UK and EU especially. It has a growing global membership of people interested in herbs - from lay enthusiasts to medical herbalists, professional growers, garden designers and writers.
Herb Society of America - http://www.herbsociety.org/
The Herb Society of America was founded in 1933 for the purpose of furthering the knowledge and use of herbs, and for contributing the results of the experience and research of its members to the records of horticulture, science, literature, history, the arts and economics. The motto of The Society is taken from the herbalist, John Parkinson, 'For Use and For Delight.' The Society is concerned with the cultivation of herbs and with the study of their history and their uses, both past and present. The Society is committed to protecting our global environment for the health and well-being of humankind and all growing things. We encourage gardeners to practice environmentally sound horticulture. Membership is open to anyone interested in herbs. Membership may be as an individual or through a unit. Units of The Herb Society of America are autonomous groups and may have separate membership requirements. The National Headquarters is located in Kirtland, Ohio (near Cleveland) adjacent to the Holden Arboretum. The house was built in 1841 using local stone by a Lake County farmer, Henry Earl, and is now considered the oldest stone structure in Lake County. It is on the National Registry of Historical Places.
Herb Society of Nashville - Tennessee - http://www.herbsocietynashville.org/
The Herb Society of Nashville is a non-profit, working organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use, and delight of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community.
Herb Society of Wake County - North Carolina - http://herbsociety.tripod.com/
The Herb Society of Wake County (NC) usually meets the last Thursday of each month (except November or December) at 7:30 p.m. at the Extension Building, Wake County Office Park, Carya Drive (off Poole Road, just east of the Beltline). We welcome all those with an interest in growing and using herbs. Ongoing activities of the society include sharing seeds, plants, and catalogs; craft workshops; herbal refreshments; planting, maintaining, and harvesting herbs at our herb garden at Historic Oak View County Park; field trips to herb gardens and commercial herb farms; and our newsletter.
Herbal Gardens - http://www.herbalgardens.com/
If you love herbs, flowers and gardening in general, you've come home! This site is dedicated to the education, resources and uses of your garden bounty. We have gathered many links, book listings, ideas and much more, to help make your gardening experience relaxing and rewarding.
Herbal Information Centre - http://www.herbalinfo.org.uk/index.html
Herbalpedia - http://www.herbnet.com/herbalpedia_final.htm
We want to make Herbalpedia useful to all. If there are specific plants that you'd like to see added, please let me know and I'll make sure they're included in the next edition. We are now offering listings on each profile for sources for plants, seeds, tinctures, essential oils and bulk herbs. There is an annual fee of $100 for this service and your contact information is included along with your website. There is no limit to the number of profiles you can be on for the flat fee. We sell several hundred of these a year and we limit the number of sources to just 10 for each profile, so you won't be buried. Try us out :-)
Huntsville Herb Society - Alabama - http://www.huntsvilleherbsociety.org/
The Huntsville Herb Society is a volunteer-based organization in partnership with the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Herb Garden contains a Knot Garden and thirteen specialty gardens staffed with a chairperson and support personnel.
International Herb Association - http://www.iherb.org/
The International Herb Association (IHA) is a professional trade association providing educational, service and development opportunities for those involved in herbal endeavors. Since its inception in 1985, the IHA has encouraged herbal entrepreneurs. Through its newsletters, publications and conferences the association offers guidance as an association of peers supporting herbal businesses. The IHA strives to provide the latest information on growing, marketing and using herbs and involves its membership in the decision-making process. To locate IHA member businesses in your locality, or in your area of interest click go to our membership directory.
International Register of Consultant Herbalists and Homoeopaths - http://www.irch.org/
The IRCH is a member of the European Herbal Practitioners Asscociation (EHPA) which is in the process of seeking SSR and Accreditation, and the British Herbal Medicine Assocation (BHMA). The IRCH holds a VAT de-registration certificate from Her Majesty's Department of Customs and Excise in respect of being a bona-fide teaching organisation and non-profit making.
Kentuckiana Herb Society - S.Indiana & Kentucky - http://naherman.home.insightbb.com/khs/kmpcp.htm
The Kentuckian Herb Society began in September 1983 when a group of 'Herbies' Southern Indiana and Kentucky formed 'Kentuckiana'. We are a unit of the Herb Society of America. The Herb Society if America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community. Our unit sponsors three gardens in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area.
Lemon Verbena Herb Society - Michigan - http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/1132/
The Lemon Verbena Herb society was organized on August 10, 1987 as a Branch of Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, Inc. the Branch disaffiliated itself from WNF&GA on June 10, 1991 and became the Society. The purpose of the Society is to stimulate an interest in herbal gardening; cooking with herbs; herb crafts; and civic improvement and community service. Lemon Verbena is unusual for a gardening group. Our meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 7:00 in the evening which allows working women to attend. Our 64 members come in all ages (12 to 80), in all vocations (teachers, business owners, members of the faculty and staff at Michigan State University, as well as retirees) and all interest. In order to provide stimulating programs that meet the members' interest, our monthly programs are either based on culinary, craft, medicinal or gardening areas.
Madison Herb Society - Wisconsin - http://www.madisonherbsociety.org/
The Madison Herb Society is dedicated as a non-profit organization to the education of its members and the general public in regards to the culture and use of herbs. Historically, this organization has been involved in the planning, maintenance and use of the Herb Garden at Olbrich Botanical Gardens and contributes annually to its preservation. Regular workshops, seminars, lectures and demonstrations provide a forum for exchange of interests, ideas and knowledge regarding herbs. The MHS newsletter keeps members in touch with up coming events, articles regarding the culinary and medicinal use of herbs as well as decorative projects. The annual Herb Fair, sponsored by the Madison Herb Society, reaches out to the public through lectures and demonstrations and provides an outlet for members to expand their knowledge and abilities to use herbs.
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine - http://nccam.nih.gov/
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is one of eight agencies under the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Our mission is to support rigorous research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), to train researchers in CAM, and to disseminate information to the public and professionals on which CAM modalities work, which do not, and why.
National Center for the Preservation of Medicinal Herbs - http://www.ncpmh.org/
Nestled on 68 acres of rolling land near Rutland in Meigs County, Ohio, the National Center for the Preservation of Medicinal Herbs is a not-for-profit research facility and preserve. The Center is a project of Rural Action's Sustainable Forestry Program. It was founded in 1998 by Frontier Natural Products Co-operative, which transferred the management of the center to Rural Action in 2000. Advised by a council of manufacturers, retailers, herbalists, environmentalists, media, growers and researchers, the Center cultivates and studies medicinal herbs that are at risk of extinction, and is a co-sponsor of the Landowner Conference 2002: Income Opportunities for Small Farm and Woodland Owners.
National Herbalists Association of Australia - http://www.nhaa.org.au/
The N.H.A.A. was founded in 1920 and is the oldest natural therapy and medical association in Australia. Herbal medicine remains the most used form of medicine on the planet today and the modern herbalist may utilize plants used traditionally by such groups as American Indians, Chinese, Indians (Ayurvedic), various European traditions, Aboriginal and Maori. The N.H.A.A. is Australia’s only national professional body of medical herbalists. Our main aims are: To promote, protect and encourage the study, practice and knowledge of medical herbalism; To disseminate such knowledge by talks, seminars, and publications; To encourage the highest ideals of professional and ethical standards.
National Institute of Medical Herbalists - http://www.nimh.org.uk/
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is the UK's leading professional organisation of practitioners of herbal medicine. The Institute was established (as the National Association of Medical Herbalists) in 1864 by a group of herbalists from the north of England. British herbal heritage at the time was being greatly influenced by the Americans who introduced many native North American plants into the British Materia Medica, thus incorporating several centuries of native American tradition along with some 'modern' ideas.
New England Herb Society - http://www.neuhsa.homestead.com/
The New England Unit, Inc. (NEU) of The Herb Society of America, Inc. (HSA) is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community. The NEU is the founding unit of the HSA. In 1933, seven women formed an educational society dedicated to the study and use of herbs. The Society has grown from one unit to 43, and from the initial seven members to over 3,000 members in the United States, Canada and other countries. The NEU has approximately 100 members living mostly in Massachusetts, with a few in New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists - http://nzamh.org.nz/
Nature provides us with an abundance of powerful plants, plants that can nourish us as well as encourage our bodies to balance and heal themselves. Much of the craft of the medical herbalist is to process these plants, without extracting isolated constituents, so that their vitality and energy is retained and so that they can be easily absorbed and utilised by the body. The practice of Herbal Medicine is both an art and a science which involves matching the most appropriate herbal mixture with each individual patient. Medical herbalists of New Zealand have joined together to form the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists.
Ontario Herbalists Association - http://www.herbalists.on.ca/
The OHA was established over 20 years ago to represent the interests of herbalists and herb enthusiasts in Ontario. Our primary goals are to promote public awareness and education on herbs and herbalism and to establish standards of education and practice for professional herbalists.
Organic Herb Growers Of Australia - http://www.organicherbs.org/
OHGA is a national organic body providing certification for farmers, processors and manufacturers. OHGA members produce organic herbs, fruit, vegies, bushfoods, eggs, processed goods and more. OHGA has an excellent reputation across both trade and industry for organic quality and reliability OHGA is fully accredited for export through both AQISand JAS
Prince George's Herb Society - Maryland - http://www.herbsearch.com/PGHS/
Welcome to the Prince George's Herb Society web site. This is a new and exciting opportunity for P.G.H.S. to exchange herbal knowledge, recipes and crafts with members and new herb friends from the internet. The Prince George's Herb Society was founded in 1980. Our objectives are to exchange current information with beginner and the experienced herb gardener, as well as the general public; and to improve our knowledge and skills in growing herbs. We are an active organization that meets the 4th Thursday of the months of March - October and the 3rd. Thursday in November from 7:30-10:00 p.m. at The Glen Dale Community Center in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Queensland Herb Society - http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~sage/index.htm
The Queensland Herb Society was formed in June 1975 by a small group of herb enthusiasts and due to their initial efforts it has expanded over the years to a large and well- organised society. The society aims to further knowledge and the use of herbs and our motto is ‘Learning through Sharing.
Richland Herb Society - South Carolina - http://www.clemson.edu/richlex/herbsoc.htm
The Richland FCL Herb Society is composed of members interested in growing and using herbs. The Society is open to anyone and is to extend, enhance, and promote the knowledge of herbs and their uses for members and the general public through education, research, and fellowship. The Society is a member of Richland County Family and Community Leaders Organizations and operaates under the sponsorship of the Richland County Clemson Extension Service.
Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine - http://www.rosenthal.hs.columbia.edu/index.html
The Rosenthal Center's broad goals are to contribute to the informed research and practice of complementary and alternative medicine and to foster the development of a more comprehensive and inclusive medical system. The Center's research is carried out with intrinsic interest in and respect for the traditions from which many alternative therapies originate, and is mindful of the importance of the subjective human experience to health and health care. The Center practices and supports values and ethical relationships that promote environmentally protective policies, including conservation of traditional medical knowledge and botanical resources.
Seaside Herb Society - Ormond Beach, Florida - http://dir.gardenweb.com/directory/shs1/
The Seaside Herb Society was established in l997. The Society is dedicated to learning more about herbs and their uses through research, undertaking projects related to research and knowledge of herbs and using knowledge of herbs to educate and benefit others.
Society for Economic Botany - http://www.econbot.org/home.html
The Society for Economic Botany (SEB) was established in 1959 to foster and encourage scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants, and the relationship between plants and people, and to make the results of such research available to the scientific community and the general public through meetings and publications. With more than 1000 members from all 50 U.S. states and more than 64 countries, SEB serves as the World's largest and most-respected professional society for individuals who are concerned with basic botanical, phytochemical and ethnological studies of plants known to be useful or those which may have potential uses so far undeveloped. It is recognized that the field of economic botany includes all or parts of many established disciplines such as: agronomy, anthropology, archaeology, chemistry, economics, ethnobotany, ethnology, forestry, genetic resources, geography, geology, horticulture, medicine, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacognosy, and pharmacology, in addition to the established botanical disciplines.
Southland Herb Society - New Zealand - http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/iec/herbsociety.html
United Plant Savers - http://www.plantsavers.org/
These Are Exciting Times for Herbalists. We are witnessing the art of herbalism rapidly regaining its rightful place in the American tradition of health and healing. However, as herbalism flourishes and winds its way into the 'main stream' of America, it is eliciting a unique set of problems and concerns. Where once only a small handful of people wildcrafted plants in the wild, ever increasing numbers are now heading to the hills. Where once herbal enterprises were few and far between, now the competition often forces one to focus on the need for larger production and greater diversity of herbal products, thus utilizing more plant resources. Furthermore, other countries with an uninterrupted tradition of herbal healing are experiencing a severe shortage of medicinal plants and look to the North American continent for supplying these herbs. This increased usage along with habitat destruction is causing an ever-increasing shortage
Webster Groves Herb Society - Missouri - http://www.wgherbs.org/
The Webster Groves Herb Society was organized in 1971 to promote the growing and using of herbs. We maintain the Herb Garden at the Historic Hawken House in Webster Groves, Missouri. In addition, our Society supports herb gardens at other area Historic homes: Mudd's Grove in Kirkwood; Faust Park Historic herb garden in West St. Louis County