Websites on ethnobotany and plants

Centre for International Ethnomedical Education and Research
The Centre for International Ethnomedical Education and Research is a non-profit educational and research organization developed to establish a focal point for the exchange of ethnomedicinal knowledge and to establish an international network of ethnobotanical researchers. The site features bibliographies, databases, publications, online courses, research projects, a web directory, and more pertaining to medicinal plants.
www.cieer.org/

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Gray Card Index
This database of the Harvard University Herbaria catalogues over 325,000 citations of names of New World vascular plants.
www.herbaria.harvard.edu/data/gray/

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Guide to Economic Botany Links
It is designed to answer some of the queries received at the Centre for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK, about useful & poisonous plants, and to act as a resource for the wider ethnobotanical community, particularly students. Coverage focuses on sites that are information-rich and current, and includes significant coverage of medicinal plants.
http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/scihort/eblinks/

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Herb walk
Herbwalk.com is an online community where people talk about herbs. The site contains also a discussion forum on herbs for pets.
www.herbwalk.com/

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Human beings and useful plants for food and medicine
This site of Ethnopharmacologist Andrea Pieroni focuses on natural foods and herbs, medicinal plants, and their use by different peoples. The site also offers information on publications and conferences.
www.netcologne.de/~nc-pieronan2

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Medicinal Plants for Livestock
Established by the Animal Science Department of Cornell University in the USA, this site focuses on medicinal plants for livestock and discusses topics such as their safety and efficacy.
www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/medicinal

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NAPRALERT
Operated by the Natural Products Alert Project (NAPRALERT) at the Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois, USA, this website offers a computerised database on the chemistry and pharmacology of natural medicinal materials. The database is available for a fee from the Scientific and Technical Information Network.
www.ag.uiuc.edu/~ffh/napra.html

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PRELUDE
The PRELUDE network (Programme for REsearch and Link between Universities for DEvelopment) aims to link researchers from different backgrounds (University and Non-University) in a spirit of partnership with the various participants of co-development. The site includes a large database on African medicinal and veterinary plants.
http://pc4.sisc.ucl.ac.be/prelude.html

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SEPASAL  
Operated by the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK, this website features a database derived from the Survey of Economic Plants for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (SEPASAL). The database contains information on more than 6,200 useful tropical and subtropical dryland species, excluding major crops.
www.rbgkew.org.uk/ceb/sepasal/internet/

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Shaman
This is the site of Shaman, a pharmaceutical firm that develops and sells clinically tested botanical dietary supplements from tropical plants with a history of medicinal use.
www.shamanbotanicals.com/

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Society of Medicinal Plant Research
Site links to other pages of interest, such as the Phytochemical Society of Europe and the Society for Economic Botany.
www.rz.uni-duesseldorf.de/WWW/GA/Welcome.html

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VAST
The VAST (VAScular Tropicos) nomenclature databases can be accessed at this Missouri Botanical Garden website. The databases contain a wealth of botanical and bibliographic data collected over the last 12 years by staff, students, and visitors of the MBG, as well as information gathered by several cooperative and other projects and institutions.
www.mobot.org/search.html