Intergrative Medicine Online Databases

  • TCMID (Traditional Chinese Medicine Integrated Database) Created by Biomedical Informatics Department, East China Normal University, Shanghai. Search by prescription, herb, ingredient, disease, drug, or target.
  • Oriental Medicine Internet Resources a potpourri of web sites related to Oriental Medicine.
  • CAM Resources Wiki A project of the CAM Special Interest Group of the Medical Library Association Find books, websites, and databases carefully selected an annotated by medical librarians.
  • Longwood Herbal Taskforce Compiled by physicians, pharmacists, dieticians and librarian from institutions in the Longwood Medical area, Boston. Information for patients and health professionals. Material is dated and should be supplemented with a search of the current literature.
  • Natural and Complementary Medicine Subject Guide Natural and Complementary Medicine Subject Guide- a guide for healthcare professionals from Southern Cross University in Australia
  • MD Anderson Center-Integrative Medicine -Reviews of Therapies Review of Therapies in Integrative Medicine from MD Anderson Cancer Center. Provides links to multiple web resources as well as information from MD Anderson researchers and clinicians including video and audio recordings, patient information sheets, newsletters, palliative care information, and  bibliographies of research papers

  • NCCAM-Natn'l Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine- (Also known as NCCIH) Highlights include news, herbs at a glance, and articles on health problems and their treatment with CAM therapies. Information is also available in Spanish. Guidance on finding a practitioner is available.

  • Natural Medicines The most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.
  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database - Monographs on hundreds of natural products along with evidence for clinical effectiveness, interactions and contraindications, and adverse effects.  Search by brand name, common name, or indication. Create customized herb/drug, herb/herb, herb/food, herb/lab test, and herb/disease interaction profiles. Evidence-based safety and effectiveness ratings. Link to references and from there to PubMed. CME online courses available.
  • MedlinePlus: Herbs and Dietary Supplements - Free! from the National Library of Medicine and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Patient handouts from the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database are freely available here along with information provided by government agencies such as NCCAM, National Cancer Institute, CDC and more. Entries discuss the effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions for herbs and dietary supplements.
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s About Herbs database - a tool for the public as well as healthcare professionals, can help you figure out the value of using common herbs and other dietary supplements. Focusing on herbs and supplements used by cancer patients. Also available for mobile access.
  • NAPRALERT is a relational database of natural products, including ethnomedical information, pharmacological/biochemical information on extracts of organisms in vitro, in situ, in vivo, in human (case reports, non-clinical trials) and clinical studies. Similar information is available for secondary metabolites from natural sources.
  • Native American Ethnobotany Database - A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.
  • Tropical Plant Database Created by Dr. Leslie Taylor this website provides free access to well-researched and referenced monographs on healing plants from the rain forest and nearby areas. Although the site offers some of these products for sale, the information provided is unbiased and critical of extravagant claims made by others.
  • TRAMIL Program of Applied Research on Medicinal Plants of the Carribean. Includes Plant Database which requires registration but is free.
  • MedPlant Network   an international network of people, events, and information on medicinal plants
  • Medicinal Plant Images Database (TCM) More than 1,000 plant photos. Text entries in English and Chinese. Some are incomplete. From School of Chinese Medicine Hong Kong Baptist University.