Traditional Knowledge and Medicine Dictionaries/Databases

An Herbal / Medical Dictionary Glossary of terms used in herbalism, medicine and physiology. By Michael Moore
Annie’s Remedy   

General guide to herbal medicine including common and botanical names, some records have citation information. (Check out the Herb Chart link-chart contains links to records)

Arctic Science Portal Arctic Science Portal is a library of links (URLs) to websites where Arctic data are made publicly available. These websites contain information about indigenous plants and their uses.
Cacti Guide Common and Latin names, photographs
Dasherb Latin, English, PinYin and Chinese names, descriptions, uses
Dictionary of Natural Products 170,000 natural products with names and synonyms, formulae, chemical structures, CAS Registry Numbers, extensive source data, uses and applications, physical state, melting point, boiling point, pKa, and key literature citations
Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases All references are to Duke, James A. 1992. The linked records contain plant names, alternative names for plants, and information about chemicals found in plants.
Eastern Chinese Medicine Export Company Latin, English and PinYin names, searchable by medical use or symptoms
Find Me A Cure Botanical names with common names in English, Chinese, and multiple Indian languages. Includes information about uses of herbs. Searchable via text input box, Herbs Glossary (botanical names), and list of Ailments and Remedies.
Find Wild Flowers Identification of British flora
Fungal Database USDA. Scientific and common names, synonyms, specimens, literature
Germplasm Resources Information Network - GRIN USDA. Scientific and common names, synonyms
Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages 10,500 plant names in more than 60 different languages, origins, constituents, etymology, images, uses
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database  Database of Hawaiian names, species names, and vernacular names of plants. The linked records contain information about the uses of the plants with references.
Herbal Medicine Materia Medica Herbal Medicine Materia Medica. Descriptions, constituents, cited references
iChinese Herbs Latin, common and PinYin names
ITIS Interagency Taxonomic Information System. Diverse US Government agencies partnership. Standardized nomenclature, taxonomic data, hierarchical classification. Hyperlinks to diverse off-site resources
Korean Traditional Knowledge Portal (KTKP)

KIPO's database service for searching TK from some old and very recent Korean and Chinese medicine including journal articles and patents.  Requires registration/subscription.

Liber Herbarum Cross-referenced herbal medicine database based fully on printed sources, inspired by the first known Danish medicine book “Liber Harbarum” written by Henrik Harpestgreng in the 13th century.
Malta Wild Plants Detailed records for wild flowering plants of Malta. By Stephen Mifsud
Mushroom Nutrition 

Scientific and common names, descriptions, and medicinal uses for mushrooms with citations to literature provided

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.  Fee required
Native Plants Hawaii  A single, comprehensive and searchable online knowledgebase of endemic and indigenous plants of Hawaii.  Some records name additional reference works.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Evidence-based clinical relevance. Searchable by product name or medical condition. Links to PubMed
Northern Ontario Plant Database Records for some 55,000 herbarium specimens from northern Ontario educational and government institutions.
Oro Verde Green Gold from Amazonia 

Guide to Amazonian and Andean medicinal plants including common and botanical names, records contain citation information (click on any of the "more info" links to see records)

Plants for a Future Latin and common names, uses, constituents, cited references.

Registration required.


 
Plantsciencenetbase CRC collection. Covers individual plants, from historical to modern topics, as well as transgenics and evolutionary biology
Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions Database of medicinal plants containing uses, botanical names, common names, and Sanskrit names.
Southwest School of Botanical Medicine Known chemical constituents for over 250 medicinal plants
The Encyclopedia of New Zealand: Medicinal use of plants Plants used in traditional methods for healing.

The International Plant Names Index

The International Plant Name Index is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes.

The Plant List 

From the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. Latin names, synonyms and unresolved names for Vascular plants, mosses and liverworts. Excludes algae, fungi, common names.

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library – India (TKDL) 

TKDL is based on 148 books of Indian Systems of Medicine.  Requires registration with the Government of India.

University of Melbourne Multilingual (21 languages) plant name database with links to sites in various languages
University of Washington Hyperlinks to Medline, USDA Plants Database, and Plants for a Future Database
USDA Plants Database Searchable via multiple access points
Western United States Flora Checklists Latin names and common names