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Herbal Medicines

Herbal Medicines is an invaluable online resource for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who need evidence-based information on herbal medicines used for treatment and prevention of health problems.

How Herbal Medicines will help you

  • Helps you address the issues of quality, safety and efficacy of herbal medicines through its scientifically rigorous and evidence-based information
  • Gives you the tools you need to advise on the rational and safe use of herbal medicines
  • Saves your time with immediate online access to data such as constituents of particular products, and the safety and interactions of a herbal medicine
  • Fast access to products or manufacturers based in 40 countries


Herbal Medicines is updated quarterly with new monographs and updates to existing monographs as part of a continual revision programme, and in response to the latest research literature.

Who should use this resource?

  • Healthcare professionals (especially pharmacists)
  • Academics
  • Pharmacy departments
  • Herbal medicines manufacturers
  • Herbal medicine practitioners, pharmacognosists

Key coverage includes:

  • Over 180 monographs on herbal medicines used in more than 40 countries, including:
    • Blackcurrant
    • Echinacea
    • Ginkgo
    • Ginseng
    • Peppermint
    • St John's wort
    • Tea tree
  • Uses, dosage, evidence of efficacy, adverse effects, contraindications, use in pregnancy and lactation, drug interactions, etc.
  • Nomenclature, constituents and pharmacopoeial information
  • Chemical structures and photographs of the plant and crude drug material
  • Overview of international regulatory controls on herbal medicines

The work is written and updated by experts in the fields of pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, phytopharmacy, clinical herbal medicines, phytopharmacovigilance and regulation of herbal medicinal products.

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