Herbal Medicine & Pharmacology Subject Guide

Web Resources

About Herbs & Botanicals (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Chinese Herbal Medicine Dictionary (Complementary & Healing University)

Chinese Medicine Specimen Database (Hong Kong Baptist University Library)

Daily Med: Current Medication Information (National Institutes of Health) search by drug name, manufacturer or drug class. Provides detailed information from drug labels

Dietary Supplement Information (National Institutes of Health)

Drugs.com - Drug Interactions Checker This site provides information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and natural products.  You can create reports that show the potential  for negative interactions among one or more medications.

Drug Digest (from Express Scripts – a prescription benefit plan provider concerned with drug safety) search by drug name, drug category or health condition

Drug Information Portal (National Institutes of Health) Provides detailed summaries with drug information, negative outcomes, articles and research studies

Henriette’s Herbal Homepage (Henriette Kress, Herbalist – large medicinal herb database since 1995)

HerbMedPro Database (American Botanical Council)

Medicinal Plant Images Database (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan)

Includes information about food, drugs, dyes, and fibers derived from plants by native people).

Natural Medical Protocols for Doctors (From Natural Opinion – a natural medical information company)



Downward Draining Herbs

Herbs that Release the Exterior

Herbs that Clear Heat

Herbs Review:  Taste, Temperature, Channels

How to Study Chinese Herbs



Botanical Biohacking

Jing Herbs Radio

The Strength of TCM



Botanical Studies (Open access, Full-text articles, Peer-Reviewed)

Chinese Medicine Journal – (Open access with Full-text articles, Peer-Reviewed)

Ethnobotany Research & Applications (Open access, Full-text, Peer-Reviewed)

Journal of Ethnobiology & Ethnomedicine (Open access, Full-text, Peer-Reviewed)


More Journal Options

To access our online journal collection, please search ProQuest 


Browse the EWC Library Shelves

Check in sections QV 4 Pharmacology, QV 766-770 Medicinal plants (plants with medicinal properties) and WB 74 and WB 925 Herbal medicine (works focusing on diseases and their treatment with medicinal plants and on the practice of herbalism and herbal medicine).


Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica -  WB 74.1 .B467c 2004

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies – WB 74.5 .B467c 2009

Chinese Herbal Formulas & Applications – WB 74 .C446c 2009

Chinese Medical Herbology & Pharmacology – WB 74 .C446cm 2004

Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines – WB 74 .C446cm 2004

Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals – QV 4 .T875u 2016

Integrated Pharmacology – QV 770 .JC6 .S647 2007



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