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For those who want to learn more about herbal remedies, the Internet is the place to research. The search term "herbal remedies," will bring up a variety of Web addresses that include extensive descriptions of herbs and how they are used. A few of them are listed below:
• www.egregore.com/ — This site, called Medicinal Herbs Online, lists more than 100 diseases and 125 herbs, including extensive descriptions of each. The site is easy and fairly fast to navigate, and it does not inundate Web browsers with advertising messages. Best feature: At the end of a description of a particular herb, you may click on a guide to how to prepare herbs. The page gives a description of various applications, including making a compress, decoction, essential oils, extracts, herb vinegars, infusion, ointment, poultice, powder, syrup, salves, tincture, and tea.
• www.herbpatch.com/remedies.htm — Sponsored by an herb merchant, Tippy’s Herb Patch, this site features extensive information on 35 different diseases or disorders and a list of herbs that may help with those conditions. Tippy’s Herb Patch can be reached at 10404 Dedham Court, Suite 101, Austin, TX 78739. Phone: (512) 301-7511 or (888) 301-7317.
• http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Web site offers findings on L-tryptophan. Click on "dietary supplements" and then "impurities confirmed."