HerbMed® is an interactive, electronic herbal database that provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health.
It is linked to numerous medical, scientific and health web sites, including the Entrez taxonomy database, a project of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, MEDLINEPlus, and TEK*PAD, a project of the American Association for the Advancement of Medicine and the US Patent & Trademarks Office.
"Most herbal resources on the World Wide Web provide summaries of the data that have been interpreted and presented from a particular point of view. HerbMed provides "as is", neutral access to the data underlying the medicinal use of herbs. HerbMed also provides uniquely comprehensive access to the available scientific publications and data on each herb, with dynamic updating to ensure completeness".
The site is aimed at:
- Health care professionals needing convenient access to the supporting data underlying the use of herbs for health.
- Pharmacists, herbal companies, and research scientists needing convenient access to information on herb activity, interactions, and mechanisms of action.
- Health care consumers needing responsible and reliable information about the herbal products they purchase for medicinal or preventive use.
- Herbal companies, medical writers, and advocacy organizations that need to refer professionals and consumers to credible and independent information on herbs.
It is based in American Botanical Council, 6200 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 512-926-4900 | Fax: 512-926-2345 |