Welcome to Sharon Barotz and Carrie Bilodeau's Field Guide to Medicinal Plants of the Northeastern United States. This guide was created in conjunction with the Field Biology class taught by Dan L. Perlman at Brandeis University in the fall of 2004.
Common Barberry
St. John's Wort


This site is for identification and information purposes only. It is not meant to be used for diagnosis of medical conditions or for prescription of treatments. The information on preparation of remedies is rudimentary and should not be attempted without further consultation. Please see a doctor if you are in any doubt.

Using this guide, you may search among approximately 60 species of local flora. This guide is not comprehensive and is meant to familiarize you with some of the medicinal plants of the region. Browse our species lists by common name, scientific name, ailment, or part of plant used.

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Want to expand your vocabulary? Check out the Glossary. Terms throughout the site are also hyperlinked to the glossary.

Want to know where we got our information? Check out our Sources.

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