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Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries

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History
The rich and varied Harvard University botanical collections trace back to the activities of Asa Gray, who came to Harvard in 1842. Gray arrived at a particularly opportune time in American botanical history. Private collectors accompanying various survey expeditions in the expanding American West were sending back an abundance of specimens to scholars in the East. Gray, who had been collaborating with John Torrey in New York on a Flora of North America, was the ideal person to receive, describe and catalogue them, many of which proved new to science. At the same time Gray used duplicates from those collections to exchange with his colleagues in other parts of the world, who themselves were reaping the fruits of an expanding period of exploration in the Old World. The results of those efforts, which continue to this day, have resulted in a collection cosmopolitan in scope, unique in much of its representation and, with well over five million specimens, among the largest in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 6th, 2017 at 4:00 am

Healing Food Reference

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This site is part of a public education project created by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and hosted by Truth Publishing. Its purpose is to educate and empower consumers with information they can use to prevent and even help reverse degenerative disease. There are no commercial sponsors of this site, and neither Mike Adams nor Truth Publishing was paid anything to create this site.

Nature’s foods contain powerful medicine in the form of phytonutrients, and knowing how to use those natural medicines empowers people with the information they need to be healthier, happier and free from the ravages of chronic disease. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 24th, 2017 at 5:27 am

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden, growing medicinal plants. This first Garden was in St Anne’s Yard, part of the Holyrood Palace grounds, and occupied an area the size of a tennis court.

RBGE now extends to four sites – Edinburgh, Benmore (near Dunoon in Argyll), Dawyck (near Peebles in the Borders) and Logan (near Stranraer in Galloway), and is the second richest collection of plant species in the world.

Since the 19th century it has received public funding, and it is now sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Environment and Forestry Directorate (ENFOR). The Garden’s remit and mission is rooted in the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 19th, 2016 at 2:37 pm

PASMet

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PASMetPASMet (Prediction, Analysis and Simulation of Metabolic reaction networks) is a user-friendly web-based platform for predicting, modelling, and analysing metabolic systems. It provides an interface for accessing various computational algorithms allowing users to easily work in computational biology.

Url : http://pasmet.riken.jp/

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August 8th, 2016 at 2:33 am

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Chem-TCM database

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CHEM TCMChem-TCM database gathers 12070 chemical records, constituents of approximately 350 herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. There are over 9,500 unique molecular records adjusted for overlapping presence in multiple plants and different stereochemistry. Chem-TCM has four parts: chemical identification, botanical information, predicted activity against common Western therapeutic targets, and estimated molecular activity according to traditional Chinese herbal medicine categories. Chemical information Chemical information lists calculated chemical-physical properties, chirality, name, InChI Key, Registry Number, pharmacology (where known), molecular scaffold type and natural product class. There are 10 major phytochemical classes: aliphatics, alkaloids, simple phenolics, lignans, quinones, polyphenols (flavonoids and tannins), and mono-, sesqui-, di-, and triterpenes (including sterols). The distribution of these classes in relation to traditional Chinese medicine profile is delineated with SOM-Ward clustering. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 18th, 2016 at 3:37 am

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NAPRALERT

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NAPRALERT® is a relational database of all natural products, including ethnomedical information, pharmacological / biochemical information of extracts of organisms in vitro, in situ, in vivo, in humans (case reports, non-clinical trials) and clinical studies. Similar information is available for secondary metabolites from natural sources.

Background

In 1975 the system began a systematic search of the literature by examining every journal pertinent to natural products in our UIC Health Science Library, as well as viewing the Table of Contents of a large number of journals from the Internet on a regular (monthly) basis. These journals were selected from a list of journals that historically we knew contained pertinent data for the system. In addition pertinent sections of Chemical Abstracts, particularly the Biochemistry Section, were examined for articles not found in our Library sources and original articles were obtained via Interlibrary Loans. We are fortunate also to have many foreign journals in which articles are rarely found through the aforementioned sources.

To date more than 200,000 scientific papers and reviews are included in NAPRALERT, representing organisms from all countries of the world, including marine organisms, including the geographic origin from where the organisms were obtained. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 23rd, 2015 at 2:19 am

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Super Natural II

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SuperSuper Natural II, a database of natural products. It contains 325,508 natural compounds (NCs), including information about the corresponding 2d structures, physicochemical properties, predicted toxicity class and potential vendors. Natural products are small compounds synthesized by living organisms. The chemical diversity of these molecules is tremendous and offers inspiration for innovations in medicine, nutrition, agrochemical research and life sciences. Most of the currently used cosmetics and drugs are either natural products or close derivatives thereof.

Url : http://bioinf-applied.charite.de

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September 30th, 2015 at 2:47 am

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The Universal Natural Products Database (UNPD)

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The Universal Natural Products Database (UNPD) was designed to be a comprehensive resource of natural products for virtual screening. UNPD comprises 229358 molecules in the current version and their identification information (chemical name, CAS registry number, molecular formula, molecular weight, international chemical identifier and simplified molecular input line entry specification) and molecular properties (AlogP, Number of Hydrogen Bond Acceptor, Number of Hydrogen Bond Donors, ). All 3D structures (sdf and mol2 format) were optimized in the MMFF94 force field and can be freely accessed

Url : http://pkuxxj.pku.edu.cn/UNPD/introduction.php

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August 31st, 2015 at 12:37 am

Dictionary of Natural Products Online

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UntitledThe Chapman & Hall/CRC Chemical Database is a structured database holding information on chemical substances. It includes descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables. The Dictionary of Natural Products Online is a subset of this database and includes all compounds contained in the Dictionary of Natural Products (Main Work and Supplements).

The Dictionary of Natural Products (DNP) is the only comprehensive and fully-edited database on natural products. It arose as a daughter product of the well-known Dictionary of Organic Compounds (DOC) which, since its inception in the 1930s has, through successive editions, always been a leading source of natural product information.

In the early 1980s, following the publication of the Fifth Edition of DOC, the first to be founded on database methods, the Editors and contributors for the various classes of natural products embarked on a programme of enlargement, rationalisation and classification of the natural product entries, while at the same time keeping the coverage up-to-date. In 1992 the results of this major project, which had grown to match DOC in size, were separately published in both book (7 volumes) and CD-ROM format, leaving DOC with coverage of only the most widely distributed and/or practically important natural products. DNP compilation has since continued unabated by a combination of an exhaustive survey of current literature and of historical sources such as reviews to pick up minor natural products and items of data previously overlooked. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 31st, 2015 at 2:11 am

The Natural Capital™ Plant Database

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The Natural Capital™ Plant Database is a repository of temperate climate plant information for ecological design. Our partner designers have combined the best sources of plant research and documentation in order to provide the highest integrity for a wide variety of users.  Whether you are a first-time gardener or an experienced permaculture designer, we hope you find the information you need to take your knowledge of plants and ecological systems to the next level.  We use citations from multiple sources and provide detail on plant characteristics, tolerances and behaviors, ecological functions, human uses, concerns, and plant associates.

Coming Soon! Bamboo and Citrus plants in 2015. We hope to add many more tropical plants and look for submissions from our subscribers.

The Natural Capital Plant Database provides a variety of design tools from searching for plants based on selected criteria to creating ecological analogs.  Downloadable query spreadsheets are formatted on most of the screens with all the information needed for sorting and refining plant choices.

Url : http://permacultureplantdata.com/

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June 30th, 2015 at 1:22 am

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