Herbs

Make sure to check out the links on the General Resources - Marketing Specific Products page, starting with your state's agricultural resources.

 

Arizona Resources

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine
This website includes a large collection of materials compiled by school director, Michael Moore, including instructional materials, plant images and many historic documents available in full-text online such as Fenner's Complete Formulary and Handbook (1888) and The Dispensatory of the USA, 20th Edition (1918).
http://www.swsbm.com/HOMEPAGE/HomePage.html

 

 

Other Resources

Herb World: Herbal Business Tools
Herb World is an information service that provides listings of herb producers throughout the US. The website also has herbal marketing information.
http://www.herbworld.com

 

USDA Alternative Farming Systems Information Center: Medicinal and Culinary Herbs

Resources for growing medicinal and culinary herbs.

http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/alternative-crops-and-plants/medicinal-and-culinary-herbs

 

NC Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center: Alternative and Specialty Crops

Resources from NC State University on specialty crops, including herbs.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/programs/herbs/crops/

 

Richters Commercial Herb Growing Books
This is a comprehensive list of resource books to help start an herbal business, learn about herbal processing and various herbal production methods. Transcripts from past Richters Commercial Herb Growing Conferences are also for sale.
http://www.herbs.com/newdisplay.cgi?page=Growers/GrowerBooks.html&cart_id=56202.677