REFERENCE KEY

This Tropical Plant Database is compiled, authored and maintained by Leslie Taylor. Much of the written text in each plant data file has been quoted from her books, Herbal Secrets of the Rainforest - Prima Publishing 1998 and The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs - Square One Publishing 2005. To see a list of many of referenced documents which were used in the books and database, go HERE. The following is a list of publications used for the direct quotes referenced in the Tropical Plant Database. Links below will take you to amazon.com to learn more about the books or to purchase them online.


  1. HERBS OF THE AMAZON Traditional and Common Uses , Dr. Donna Schwontkowski, Science Student BrainTrust Publishing, 1993
  2. Powerful and Unusual Herbs from the Amazon and China, The World Preservation Society, Inc. 1993,1995
  3. Traditional Uses of Rainforest Botanicals, John Easterling
  4. A MODERN HERBAL, Mrs. M. Grieve, Dover Publications, 1971
  5. Prescription for Nutritional Healing, James F. Balch, M.D., Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., Avery Publishing Group, 1990
  6. The Complete Medicinal Herbal, Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc., 1993
  7. The New Holistic Herbal, David Hoffman, Element, Inc. 1991
  8. A Pocket Book of Brazilian Herbs, Antonio Bernardes, Editora e Arta Ltda, 1984
  9. Chinese Herbal Medicine, Materia Medica, Dan Bensky and Andrew Gamble, Eastland Press, 1986
  10. Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary, James A. Duke and Rodolfo Vasquez, CRC Press, Inc., 1994
  11. Herbal Treasures from the Amazon, By Dr. Donna Schwontkowski. (A series of three articles published in Healthy & Natural Journal 1994, 1995). Go to the Article Section to read all three articles.
  12. IMMUNE POWER from the Rain Forest, Kenneth Jones, Healing Arts Press, 1995
  13. The Healing Power of Herbs, Michael T. Murray, N.D. Prima Publishing, 1992, 1995
  14. Herbal Tonic Therapies, Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph.D, Keats Publishing, Inc. 1993
  15. Miracle Medicine Herbs, Richard M. Lucas, Parker Publishing, 1991
  16. Rainforest Remedies, , Rosita Arvigo, Michael Balick, Lotus Press, 1993
  17. Witch-Doctor's Apprentice, Hunting for Medicinal Plants in the Amazon, Nicole Maxwell, Citadel Press, 1990
  18. Herbs of Choice, The Therapuetic Use of Phytomedicinals, Tyler, Varro, E., Pharmaceutical Products Press, 1994
  19. Footprints of the Forest, Balee, William, Columbia University Press, 1994
  20. Vine of the Soul, Schultes, R.E, and Raffauf, R.F.; Synergetic Press, 1992
  21. The Healing Forest, Schultes, R.E, and Raffauf, R.F. Dioscorides Press, 1990
  22. Cat's Claw, Healing Vine of Peru, Jones, Kenneth, Sylvan Press, Seattle, Washington, 1995
  23. A Field Guide to Medicinal and Useful Plants of the Upper Amazon, J.L. Castner, S.L. Timme & J.A. Duke, Feline Press, Gainesville, FL, 1998
  24. Physicians' Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines, 2nd Ed., Medical Economics Company, Inc. Montvale, NJ, 2000
  25. Medicinal Plants of Brazil Walter Mors, Carlos Rizzini and Nuno Pereira, Reference Publications, Inc. Algonac MI, 2000








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