Searchable database of more than 166,000 plant images from the University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database (http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/)
Legendary, enormous database compiled by Dr. Jim Duke.
Flower Essence Services (http://www.fesflowers.com/fes_books.htm)
Good site to learn about flower essences, what they are, and how they work. We stock almost all of their products at Humboldt Herbals.
Green Pharmacy (http://www.greenpharmacy.com/)
Dr. Jim Duke’s botanical desk reference – loaded with info
Henriette's Homepage (http://www.henriettesherbal.com/)
Comprehensive resource of herbal FAQ’s, herbal text books, articles, plant images and botany. Created by Henriette Kress.
Herb Research Foundation (http://www.herbs.org/links/links.htm)
Huge selection of links and resources
Lloyd Library and Museum (http://www.lloydlibrary.org/)
Huge collection of historic and current books, journals, and archival materials on a wide variety of disciplines within the subjects of natural history, botany, pharmacy, medicine and scientific history.
Southwest School for Botanical Medicine (http://www.swsbm.com/HOMEPAGE/HomePage.html)
The late Michael Moore’s website – what an incredible catalog of work this gentle man produced over his lifetime! This site is a rich herbal resource with plant images, manuals, detailed materia medica, classic herbal texts, journals, and more and more. You could spend a lifetime reading the offerings on this website!
United Plant Savers (http://www.unitedplantsavers.org/)
Dedicated to protecting and saving native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada. Access current at-risk plant lists, and sign up for free seed and plant giveaways.
University of Maryland Medical Center Alternative Medicine Index (http://www.umm.edu/altmed/)
A searchable index of hundreds of health conditions with herbal treatment recommendations.
Herbalists, Schools & Blogs
Many of the herbalists listed below are available for private consultations. Please refer to their individual web sites for more details.
Animá Lifeways & Herbal School (http://animacenter.org/blog/)
Directed by herbalists Kiva Rose & Jesse Wolf Hardin, who are also the founders of the Traditions In Western Herbalism Conference – our favorite annual herbal gathering. Their school is located in New Mexico’s pristine Gila National Forest – one of the “wildest and most magical mountain ecosystems in the world.” Learning opportunities at Animá include home study courses, wilderness retreats and on-site classes, plus a free articles archive and outstanding blog.
Appalachian Center for Health Studies (http://www.phyllisdlight.com/)
Directed by herbalist Phyllis Light in Arab, Alabama. Three levels of study are offered, in increasing detail, about traditional Southern and Appalachian healing techniques as well as North American and Western herbal ways.
Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine (http://www.blueotterschool.com/)
Directed by herbalists Karyn Sanders & Sarah Holmes, located in the beautiful Scott Valley in the mountains of Northern California, and offering training in Native American herbal traditions. Full and part-time courses are available, plus you can check out Karyn’s weekly radio show, The Herbal Highway, airing on public radio since 1996
Brigitte Mars (http://brigittemars.com/)
Herbalist, author & raw food chef. Lots of articles and great recipes from this 35 year practitioner of natural medicine.
California School of Herbal Studies (http://www.cshs.com/)
Offering long-term, short-term and weekend classes across a wide range of herbal topics.
Columbine’s School of Botanical Studies (http://www.botanicalstudies.net/)
Directed by herbalist Howie Brounstein in Eugene, Oregon
Dandelion Herbal Center (http://www.dandelionherb.com/)
Directed by herbalists Jessica Shepherd and Allison Poklemba in Humboldt County California; Dedicated to furthering and preserving herbal traditions and teaching ecological ways to cohabit the world. Enjoy recipes, slideshows, and information about current classes and field trips.
David Winston (http://www.herbaltherapeutics.net/)
Herbalist and author with almost 40 years of training, offering workshops, books, articles, and free downloads of botanical medicine classic texts.
Doug Elliott (http://www.dougelliott.com/)
Naturalist, herbalist and storyteller. A blog, videos, stories, books, cds and dvds from this living American treasure.
East West School of Planetary Herbology (http://www.planetherbs.com/)
Directed by herbalists, authors and acupuncturists Michael and Lesley Tierra. Great articles, blogs, and distance learning programs on Planetary Herbology – a unique combination of the three major healing traditions of the world.
EverGreen Herb Garden Center of Integrative Herbology (http://www.evergreenherbgarden.org/)
Directed by herbalist, artist and author Candis Cantin in the Sierra foothills outside Placerville, California. Correspondence and on-site courses, articles.
Jim McDonald (http://www.herbcraft.org/)
“Offering Michigan herb classes, workshops, weed walks and other opportunities to infuse oneself in the medicine of plants” Good articles, recipes and how-to’s
Living Awareness Institute (http://www.livingawareness.com/)
With herbalist Kami McBride, author of one of our favorite books, “The Herbal Kitchen.” Her work is “ dedicated to reviving the art of home herbal care and nurturing awareness and empowerment for women in relation to their body cycles.” Enjoy articles, recipes, class schedules and a free newsletter.
Matthew Wood and the School of Traditional Western Herbalism (http://www.matthewwoodherbs.com/index.html) Current class schedule, articles, photos, a blog, basic principles of traditional western herbalism, and more from a most important voice in contemporary western herbalism.
Mindy Green (http://www.greenscentsations.com/home.html)
Aromatherapist and herbalist Mindy Green’s site includes articles, interviews and an outstanding selection of aromatherapy links.
North American Institute of Medical Herbalism (http://medherb.com/)
Directed by herbalist Paul Bergner. Correspondence and certification courses, and excellent links for all things herbal.
Northeast School of Botanical Medicine (http://www.7song.com/)
Directed by herbalist 7Song in Ithaca, New York. Current classes, copies of class handouts, articles, and really cool photos.
Northwest School for Botanical Studies (http://www.herbaleducation.net/)
Directed by herbalist Christa Sinadinos in Arcata/Fieldbrook, California. Find articles, recipes, herbal monographs, and info on upcoming classes and certification programs.
Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy (http://www.pacificinstituteofaromatherapy.com/)
Directed by medical aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD. Correspondence courses leading to international certification in aromatherapy.
Partner Earth Education Center (http://www.partnereartheducationcenter.com/)
Directed by herbalist and author Pam Montgomery - located at the base of the Marble Mountains in Vermont. Classes and articles on herbal medicine, Plant Spirit Healing, and spiritual ecology.
Rosemary Gladstar (http://www.sagemt.com/rosemary-gladstar.html) Often called the “godmother of western herbalism,” her website has a wonderful home study course, information on exciting Plant Lovers trips with Rosemary to sites around the world, recipes and formulas, and learning opportunities at her Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & Botanical Sanctuary
Ryan Drum (http://www.ryandrum.com/)
Botanist, Herbalist, Elder, and Master of Seaweed – “must read” articles posted on his site, plus you can order fresh delicious seaweeds online
Todd Caldecott (http://www.toddcaldecott.com/)
Herbalist and author. Excellent articles, videos and blog on a wide variety of herbal topics, including western applications of TCM and Ayurvedic traditions
Things That Make Us Happy
Free Tea Bus (http://freeteaparty.org/)
Guisepi, the tea time traveler, and Edna the Tea Bus travel up and down the west coast cultivating community and encouraging dialogue about peace, environment, and health through actions like serving free tea!
Keeping Time with Stargazer Li (http://stargazerli.com/)
“Stargazer Li brings the wisdom of the stars down to earth in away that is accessible, creative and simply brilliant.” We couldn’t agree more! Hear stories about the stars from throughout time and diverse cultures, try her planetary elixirs, and explore the passing days through her calendar journeys.
Louise Hay’s Daily Affirmation (http://www.louisehay.com/affirmations/)
A lovely way to start your day – makes a great “home” page.
Masaru Emoto (http://www.masaru-emoto.net/)
Beautiful work on the power of water to heal and harmonize
World Prayers (http://www.worldprayers.org/)
A multicultural world prayer archive.
Humboldt County, California
California’s Redwood Coast – The Official Travel Site for Humboldt County (http://redwoods.info/)
Links to all things Humboldt.
Old Town Eureka (http://www.eurekaoldtown.com/)
A guide to dining, shopping and fun activities in historic Old Town Eureka – a charming Victorian destination on the bay, and the home of Humboldt Herbals