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A number of sources including wild flower keys, traditional and modern herbals and research papers have been read and used as references for monographs and posts on this website. The following list includes the majority of these.

BAI, Y., et al., 2016. Phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of the genus Prunella. Food Chemistry. Aug 1;204:483-96

BARKER, J., 2001. The Medicinal Flora of Britain and Northwestern Europe. United Kingdom: Winter Press

BARTRAM, T., 1998. Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine. London: Robinson.

BECK, V., E. et al. 2003. Comparison of hormonal activity (estrogen, androgen and progestin) of standardized plant extracts for large-scale use in hormone replacement therapy. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 84:259-268.

BERGNER, P. 2005. Antiviral Botanicals in Herbal Medicine. Medical Herbalism (Spring 2005)14(3):1-12.

BLUMENTHAL, M., GOLDBERG, A. & BRINCKMANN, J., 2000. Herbal Medicine Expanded Commission E Monographs. US: Integrative Medicine Communications

BOMMER S, et al. First time proof of sage’s tolerability and efficacy in menopausal women with hot flushes. Advances in Therapy. June 2011; Vol.28: 490–500.

BONE, K., 2003. A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.

BREMNESS, L., 2000. Dorling Kindersley Handbooks – Herbs. London: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.

BURGOYNE, B, 2002. Herbal Treatment of Insomnia. MEDIHERB Modern Phytotherapist Vol.7 No.1.

CLARKE, S., 2002. Essential Chemistry for Safe Aromatherapy. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.

CULPEPER, N., 1995. Culpeper’s Complete Herbal. Great Britain: Wordsworth Editions Ltd.

CURTIS, S., 1996. Neal’s Yard Remedies – Essential Oils. UK: Aurum Press Ltd.

DABKEVICIENE, G., B. et al. 2012. Distribution of formononetin, daidzein and genistein in Trifolium species and their aerial plant parts. Chemija 23:306-311.

DAVIS, Patricia, 1994. Aromatherapy An A-Z, C. W. Daniel Company Ltd.

DE BAÏRACLI LEVY, J.,1982. The Illustrated Herbal Handbook. Great Britain: Faber Paperbacks.

FRAWLEY, D. & LAD, V., 2001. The Yoga of Herbs. USA: Lotus Press.

GREEN, J., DENHAM, A., INGRAM, J., HAWKEY, S., GREENWOOD, R., 2007. Treatment of menopausal symptoms by qualified herbalist practitioners: a prospective, randomised controlled trial. Family Practice 24(5), pp.468-74.

HENSEL, W., 2008. Black’s Nature Guides: Medicinal Plants of Britain and Europe. London: A&C Black Publishers Ltd.

HEY, B., 1996. The Illustrated Book of Herbs. London: New Holland (Publishers) Ltd.

HOFFMANN, D., 1999. The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal. Great Britain: Element.

HOLMES, P., 1997. The Energetics of Western Herbs Vol. 1. 3rd ed. USA: Snow Lotus Press.

JAMES, T. An Introduction to the Doctrine of Signatures. The Herbalist, newsletter of the Botanic Medicine Society. Canada: Botanical Medicine Society.

KINGSBURY, L., 1992. Seven Herbs for Seven Chakras: An Herbalists Guide to Spiritual Wellbeing, Body Mind Spirit Magazine, Oct 92, Vol. 11, Issue 5.

KUSMIREK, J., 2002. Liquid Sunshine – Vegetable Oils for Aromatherapy. Italy: Floramicus

LAWLESS, Julia, 1995. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Element Books Ltd

LAWRENCE, N., 2003. Introduction to Botany – Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Science Class Notes. London: Neal’s Yard Remedies

MABEY, R., 1988. The New Age Herbalist. London: Gaia Books Ltd.

MANNICHE, L., 1999. An Ancient Egyptian Herbal. London: British Museum Press.

McINTYRE, A., 1995. The Complete Woman’s Herbal. London: Gaia Books Ltd.

MENZIES-TRULL, C., 2003. Herbal Medicine – Keys to Physiomedicalism including Pharmacopoeia 1st ed. England: Faculty of Physiomedical Herbal Medicine.

MESSÉGUÉ, M., 1979. Health Secrets of Plants and Herbs. London: Collins

MILLER, A. B., 1998. Shaker Medicinal Herbs. Vermont: Hancock Shaker Village Storey Books.

MILLS, S. Y., 1993. The Essential Book of Herbal Medicine. England: Penguin.

MILLS, S. Y. & BONE, K., 2001, Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy Modern Herbal Medicine. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.

MOJAY, G., 1999. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit. United Kingdom: Gaia Books Ltd.

MUNTEAN, D., et al., 2004. Qualitative determination of flavonoids and phenol-carboxylic acids of Stachys species using HPLC method, Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi [online], Jul-Sep;108(3):712-7.

MURRAY, M. et al., 2007. The Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods. Great Britain: The Bath Press.

PARADA, M. et al., 2011. Ethnobotany of Food Plants in the Alt Emporda Region (Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula). Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality. 84, 11-25.

PENGELLY, A., 1996. The Constituents of Medicinal Plants. Australia: Sunflower Herbals.

PHILLIPS, R. & FOY, N., 1992. Herbs. London: Pan Books Ltd.

PODLECH, D., 2001. Herbs and Healing Plants of Britain and Europe. United Kingdom: Harper Collins.

PRICE, L., 1999. Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage. England: Riverhead.

PRICE, L., 2004. Essential Oil Chemistry for Aromatherapists. Hinckley: Penny Price Academy

PRICE, S. & L., 2002. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd ed. UK: Churchill Livingstone

RIVERA, D. et al, 2005. The ethnobotanical study of local Mediterranean food plants as medicinal resources in Southern Spain. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 56, Suppl.1, 97-114.

ROTH, S., 2005. Calming Gifts from Local Plants, New Life Journal: Carolina Edition, July 05.

SALMALIAN, H. et al, 2014. Comparative effect of thymus vulgaris and ibuprofen on primary dysmenorrhea: A triple-blind clinical study. Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine. Spring; 5(2): 82–88.

SELLAR, Wanda, 1996. The Directory of Essential Oils, C. W. Daniel Company Ltd

SKALTSA, H.D. et al., 2003. Essential oil analysis and antimicrobial activity of eight Stachys species from Greece, Phytochemistry. 2003 Oct;64(3):743-52.

TOBYN, G., 1997. Culpeper’s Medicine. UK: Element Books Ltd

WEED, S., 1986. Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. New York: Ash Tree Publishing

WEED, S., 2002. New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way. New York: Ash Tree Publishing

WEISS, R. F., 2001. Weiss’s Herbal Medicine Classic Edition. Stuttgart, Germany: Thieme.

WEST, J., 2003. NYR – Essential Oil Profiles. London: NYR

WHO: World Health Organisation, 1999. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. VOLUME 1. Geneva: WHO Graphics

WILDWOOD, Chrissie, 1997. Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy, Grange Books

WOJTYNIAK, K. et al, 2013. Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and pharmacology. Phytotherapy Research Aug:27(8):1115-20

ZAKAY-RONES, Z. et al., 1995. Inhibition of several strains of influenza in vitro and reduction of symptoms by an elderberry extract (Sambucus nigra L.) during an outbreak of influenza B Panama. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 1995;1(4):361-369.

ZAKAY-RONES, Z. et al., 2004. Randomised study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections. J International Med Res. 2004;32(2):132-140.