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Medicinal, Edible and Useful Plant PDFs Online

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General Links

The PLANTS Database
Provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Includes county location maps.

Botanical.com Agrimony - Herb Profile and Information

Henriette’s Herbal
One of the first herbal websites.

Burdock Links

Observational study of Arctium lappa in the treatment of acne vulgaris

Chickweed Links

A novel antifungal peptide from leaves of the weed Stellaria media L.

Antiobesity effect of Stellaria media against drug induced obesity in Swiss albino mice.

Anti-hepatitis B virus activity of chickweed [Stellaria media (L.) Vill.] extracts in HepG2.2.15 cells

Chicory Links

Effect of consumption of chicory inulin on bowel function in healthy subjects with constipation: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Chicory Roots for Prebiotics and Appetite Regulation: A Pilot Study in Mice

Chicory extract's influence on gut bacteria of abdominal obesity rat

Chicory inulin ameliorates type 2 diabetes mellitus and suppresses JNK and MAPK pathways in vivo and in vitro

Effect of Chicory-derived Inulin on Abdominal Sensations and Bowel Motor Function.

The use of chicory for parasite control in organic ewes and their lambs

Cichorium intybus root extract: A "vitamin D-like" active ingredient to improve skin barrier function.

Toxicological evaluation of a chicory root extract.

Chicory extracts from Cichorium intybus L. as potential antifungals.

Thrombosis preventive potential of chicory coffee consumption: a clinical study

Inulin as an effectiveness and safe ingredient in cosmetics

Herb to Know- Chicory


Cleavers Links

Effects of Galium aparine extract on the cell viability, cell cycle and cell death in breast cancer cell lines

Cleavers Monograph

Dandelion Links

Antidepressive Effects of Taraxacum Officinale in a Mouse Model of Depression Are Due to Inhibition of Corticosterone Levels and Modulation of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Phosphatase-1 (Mkp-1) and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (Bdnf) Expression

Antidepressant-like activity of resveratrol treatment in the forced swim test and tail suspension test in mice: the HPA axis, BDNF expression and phosphorylation of ERK.

Dandelion-enriched diet of mothers alleviates lead-induced damages in liver of newborn rats.

Dandelion root extract affects colorectal cancer proliferation and survival through the activation of multiple death signaling pathways.

Taraxasterol inhibits cigarette smoke-induced lung inflammation by inhibiting reactive oxygen species-induced TLR4 trafficking to lipid rafts.

Antidepressant effects of the water extract from Taraxacum officinale leaves and roots in mice.

Taraxacum official (dandelion) leaf extract alleviates high-fat diet-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver.

Antioxidant properties of Taraxacum officinale leaf extract are involved in the protective effect against hepatoxicity induced by acetaminophen in mice.

Anti-influenza virus effect of aqueous extracts from dandelion.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) decreases male rat fertility in vivo

Evaluation of aqueous extracts of Taraxacum officinale on growth and invasion of breast and prostate cancer cells.

Anti-inflammatory activity of Taraxacum officinale

Dock Links

Water extract of Rumex crispus prevents bone loss Pubmed

Determination of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Rumex crispus L. extracts. Pubmed

Studies on the chemical constituents of Rumex crispus Pubmed

Antimalarial activity of nepodin isolated from Rumex crispus. Pubmed

The Genus Rumex: Review of traditional uses, phytochemistry Herbal Research Study List

Determination of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Rumex crispus L. extracts.

Biochemical Activity and Hypoglycemic Effects of Rumex obtusifolius L. Seeds Used in Armenian Traditional Medicine.


Sesquiterpene lactone mix patch testing supplemented with dandelion extract in patients with allergic contact dermatitis,
atopic dermatitis and non-allergic chronic inflammatory skin diseases.

Oxalic Acid in Plants

Ground Ivy, Creeping Charlie Links

Anti-Melanogenesis Effect of Glechoma hederaceaL. Extract on B16 Murine Melanoma Cell

Ground Ivy Monograph

Ground Ivy Info

Ground Ivy Medicinal Properties

Ground Ivy - Henriette’s Herbal,

Pokeweed Links

Drugs.com - Pokeweed Dosing and Toxicity

Mucosal Toxicity Studies of a Gel Formulation of Native Pokeweed Antiviral Protein


Effect of pretreatment of semen with pokeweed antiviral protein on pregnancy outcome in the rabbit model

Other Herbs ( Not sorted yet. I add them as I find them.)

Wild Carrot (Daucus carota, Apiaceae) Essential Oil Against Mosquito Larvae

Purslane Weed (Portulaca oleracea): A Prospective Plant Source of Nutrition, Omega-3 Fatty Acid, and Antioxidant Attributes

Lamb’s Quarters, Goosefoot Description

Red Clover Benefits

WebMD Vitamins and Supplements Information

Antifungal activity of medicinal plant extracts; preliminary screening studies.

Assessment of antioxidative activities of extracts from selected Plantago species PDF

Honeysuckle Information from HerbalGram
Easy to Make Herbal Preparations PDF

Volatile Constituents of Lonicera Japaonica PDF

Honeysuckle- Taking the Bitter with the Sweet

Japanese Knotweed Crumble Recipe

Japanese Knotweed Jelly Recipe

Dreadable Edible – Japanese Knotweed

Fast-growing kudzu making inroads in Illinois, authorities warn (2005)

How to Make Flower Syrups

Horsetail mixture on rheumatoid arthritis and its regulation on TNF-α and IL-10.

The Incredible Cattail | Backwoods Home Magazine

Dead Nettle and Henbit

Plants for a Future

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Pokeweed Uses, Benefits & Dosage - Drugs.com Herbal Database

Red clover: A Powerful Herb With Strong Healing Properties

Violet, Viola odorata, Sweet Violet, uses and pictures.

Wild Lettuce Herbal Use - altnature.com

Here is a list of POISONOUS PLANTS throughout the UNITED STATES ....

About Chickweed | Garden Guides

Evening Primrose Oil Effectiveness, Safety, and Drug ....