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Medicinal and Culinary Herbs

St Johns Wort (Copyright IStock).
Do you want to grow, market or learn more about herbs? Discover new varieties, cultivation techniques, sources of market information and herb lore.

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Search plant, chemical, activity and ethnobotany databases. Includes an ethnobotanical dictionary and links to nutritional, cancer treatment and other plant related databases.

University of Illinois. Extension.

Directory of culinary herbs includes information on herb culture, harvesting, drying and storage.

North Carolina State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Business planning information for farmers exploring the economic feasibility of medicinal herb production.

University of Kentucky. Center for Crop Diversification.

Profile describes marketing culinary herbs, market outlook, as well as production and economic considerations for starting an herb farm.

Library of Congress.

Bibliography of medicinal plant directories and Websites of interest to scientists and researchers.

American Botanical Council.

Journal includes articles, news, legislative updates, and research and book reviews on the medicinal properties and uses of herbs. Some information may be of interest to herb growers.

A large collection of materials compiled by school director, Michael Moore, including instructional materials, plant images and many historic documents available in full-text online such as Fenner's Complete Formulary and Handbook (1888), The Dispensatory of the USA, 20th Edition (1918) and those on topics such as eclectic medicine, materia medica, pharmaceuticals, herb production, Thomsonian medicine, ethnobotany and traditional plant uses.

Kress, H.

Gives information on growing, harvesting, gardening with and using herbs. Also provides photographs, discussion forums, full text of classic herbal works and extensive links.