Links and Resources


My Publications

Field Notes from the Rainforest of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Mediterranean Healing Herbs


Herbal Medicine

7song, legendary herbalist and inspiration, lots of resources on his website: https://7song.com/

A Modern Herbal by Mrs M. Grieve, written in 1931, remains a classic. This is the online version: http://botanical.com/

European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy – The scientific foundation for herbal medicinal products: https://escop.com/

La aventura de hacerlo tu – a website of geobotanist and ethnobotanist Gereon Jansing – Extensive information in Spanish about medicinal plants and their uses: http://laaventuradehacerlotu.es/plantas-medicinales/

Herbal Bear index of medicinal plants: http://www.herbalbear.com/herbinfo/herbindex.html

Plants For a Future database: https://pfaf.org/


Botany

Botany Everyday – Resources and online plant talks: http://www.botanyeveryday.com/

Brilliant Botany: https://www.brilliantbotany.com/

Dr M Goes Wild: http://drmgoeswild.com/

Flora Iberica: http://www.floraiberica.es/eng/index.php

Geobotanica Pityusa, a website of geobotanist and ethnobotanist Gereon Jansing – Information in various languages about the plants of Ibiza and Formentera: http://www.geobotanicapityusa.es

Greek Medicine – Where western herbalism began: http://www.greekmedicine.net/

National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health (UK) – Herb info: https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/herbsataglance

PlantScience4U: https://www.plantscience4u.com/

Reading University Herbarium: http://www.reading.ac.uk/herbarium/

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew – Some good resources online: https://www.kew.org/

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service – Massive amounts of information about plants found in North America: https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/

World Flora Online – An online flora of all known plants: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/


Plant Identification

Identify That Plant: http://identifythatplant.com/

Interactive flowering plant identification key: http://www.colby.edu/info.tech/BI211/PlantFamilyID.html

Wildflowers and Weeds: http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/Plant_Identification/index.html


Suppliers

Bristol Botanicals – Where I get my dry herbs and most of my tinctures from. If they don’t have it, noone does! https://www.bristolbotanicals.co.uk/

Healthspan – Excellent quality, reasonably priced products, based in Guernsey: https://www.healthspan.co.uk/

Solgar – Excellent quality fall-back products, easily obtainable in pharmacies, though a tad expensive: https://www.solgar-oficial.es/

Soria Natural – A good range of dry herbs and liquid extracts (my preferred form), available in Spain: https://www.sorianatural.es/en/inicio


Other

ConsumerLab quality reviews of commercially available supplements: https://www.consumerlab.com/reviews/

Plants and Healers International: http://www.plantsandhealers.org/

Health Canada Natural Products Ingredients database: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/search-rechercheReq.do

Mercola – The biggest and most cited alternative medicine site on the internet, well researched: https://www.mercola.com/

Mayo Clinic – Reliable information about diseases and conditions from a conventional medical perspective: https://www.mayoclinic.org/

WebMD – Reliable scientific information about drugs, supplements and herbs: https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/index