The Longwood Herbal Task Force LHTF

The LHTF was founded in the fall of 1998 by faculty, staff, and students from Children's Hospital, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Its mission is to help educate clinicians about the use of herbal remedies and other dietary supplements. The LHTF has comprehensive collections of fact sheets on herbs for both patients and their health care providers. Documents are available for the more popular herbs, such as echinacea and St....

Europe And Germanys Commission E Monographs

Whereas widespread consumer interest in medicinal herbs is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States, herbs have been widely used in several European countries for many years. They play a particularly important role in German medicine, in which they are not only used for self-medication but also widely prescribed by medical doctors. Since 1993, medical students must successfully complete the phytotherapy portion of their board examinations as a precondition for practicing medicine Due to...

The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine was established in 1993 by Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to promoting and conducting research into alternative and complementary therapies, it provides comprehensive information on alternative and complementary health care practices. The center's Web site provides information on a wide range of resources for researchers, health care practitioners, and the public. Physicians...

The National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine NIAM

This is a comprehensive resource for basic information about the practice and beliefs of Ayurvedic medicine. The NIAM, located in Brewster, New York, is the largest resource for information on Ayurvedic medicine in the United States. Its research library has one of the largest collections of Ayurvedic literature in the country, with writings and research reports in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Tamil, and several other dialects. Go to the medicinal plant page for profiles of plants from...