Explore the World of Plants

This page is designed to support you in deepening your personal exploration of plants and herbal medicine.

Find articles on herbalism, medicine making, common illnesses and (since no one knows everything), links to other websites of interest. From botany to medicinal herbs to alternative health, check out this page and start learning!

Botany, Gardening and Conservation

CT Botanical Society, field trips and online wildflower photo gallery

Ballek's Garden Center, native plants, herbs, and other gardening resources

United Plant Savers

Botanical Terminology

Plant Family Pictures


Plant Key for New England Wildflowers

Medicinal Preparations

Infusions and Decoctions

Salves, Balms, and Ointments



Common Herbal Actions and Terms

Herbalism, History and Ethnobotany Links

Michael Moore, online herbal materia medica resources

Henriette Kress, blog and online classic herbal texts

Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalism for the Clinical Practitioner

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, blogs on herbal medicine

Health Issues

Colds and Flus

Other Alternative Health Links

Fertility Awareness Method, Toni Wenschler, free charts and articles

Science-Based Medicine, a website on issues and controversy in medicine

Recommended Reading

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Vade Mecum, Gazmund Skenderi

Herbal Constituents, Lisa Ganora

Medicinal Herbs of the Mountain West, Micheal Moore

Wild Edibles

The Foragers Wild Harvest, Samuel Thayer

Identifying and Harvesting Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild and Not-So-Wild Places, Steve "Wildman" Brill

Botany and Plant Identification

Botany in Day, Thomas J. Elpel