Welcome to Columbine’s School of Botanical Studies Herbalism Pages

The art and science of herbalism is a practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts promoting health, and preventing and modifying illness. Herbalism is also known as botanical medicine, medical herbalism, and herbal medicine.

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Herbalism Articles

Articles & Notes from Columbine’s School of Botanical Studies

Herbal Treats:

Herbal Smoking Mixtures

About Specific Herbs:

No, it isn’t Osha, but a close relative with similar uses, and it’s discussed in detail
on the Ligusticum grayi Page.

Bacterial Infections Berberis Has Known and Loved.

Read some ethnocentric class notes for Arnica mollis.

I thought you wanted to learn more about Mugwort, Artemisia douglasiana , or was I
just dreaming? You can even compare this with Christopher Hedley’s notes on Artemisia.

If you cut your finger installing that new modem, perhaps Yarrow,
Achillea millefolium, will interest you.

If you are concerned about Hypericum toxicity, check out the unabridged version of St. John’s Wort and Phototoxicity from the Herb List.


A Cough Syrup
recipe from deep in the dusty throat of this wandering wildcrafter. Saved from
obscurity in the herb list archives by none other than Henriette.

Concerned about the fire in your mouth? Here’s a short one on herbs
for toothaches.

Can’t Get You Out of my Head, originally
published in Healing Currents, is about dissolving partnerships,
otherwise known as breaking-up with your sweetie.

Is the new Bio-energized Manchurian Enzymated Blue Green Algae suspended in a base of Tea Tree Essiac
solution what you need this season? Or just some Violet syrup? Perhaps the post
on Bioregionalism and Fad Herbs will help to
enlighten you. New material as published in the 1996 Summer Solstice issue of
Talking Leaves .

Additional Herbalism Articles of Interest

So YOU’RE an Herbalist? Know your rights. Here in the United States of America, the legality of practicing herbalism
is a poorly defined grey area. Protect yourself, or at least entertain yourself,
with the following links.

Herbalists Charter of Henry the VII. Under the General Laws of the Colonies taken over
by the U.S.A., these rights are still in force in the original thirteen states,
and have never been repealed.

Herbalist’s Code of Ethics from the American Herbalists Guild. (3/08)

Checklist for protecting your rights
as an herbalist from the Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute.

Defending your rights
as an herbalist from the Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute.

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Herbalism Links

Mailing Lists and Newsgroups

The large and informative Medicinal Herb FAQ is a
collection of some of the best information from cyberspace’s herbal mailing
lists and newsgroups. Maintained by cyberspace’s Herbal Archivist, Henriette Kress.

Henriette’s Herbal Homepage: Mailing Lists

Henriette’s Herbal Homepage: Newsgroups

Other Quality Herbal Links

Paul Bergner’s Medical Herbalism
contains issues of the USA’s own journal for clinical herbalism.
Together with the Medherb.com links page which
includes links to online journals and databases, Paul has put together one
top-notch site.

SW School of Botanical
Medicine/Michael Moore Home Page
contains current class information, a
library of medicinal herb downloads, and a mega-archive of medicinal plant

Michael Moore’s Teaching Manuals: Before you write me asking where to find information on Oplopanaxor some other herb on the net, try here first. Much of this information is for the learned who understand multisyllabic medical words ending in -itis.

Can’t figure out that herbal, medical, or anatomical term? Search Michael Moore’s Medical/Herbal Glossary from his home page.

Michael Tierra’s Planet Herbs Homepage is on the web.
This site is filling with original Michael material.

The American Herbalists Guild Homepage.

Kress’s Home Page
Herbal fun from the keeper of the medicinal and culinary

Grieve’s Modern Herbal is now available on the net.

Free medline access on the net from the National Library of Medicine. Find out what happens when you place one isolated chemical from your favorite herb in a petri dish with microsomal liver tissue from mice!

American Indian Ethnobotany Database

Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

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