"Herbal Ed" Smith inspecting Kava plants in the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu
“Herbal Ed” Smith inspecting Kava plants in the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu

The purpose of HerbalEd.org is to create an educational resource on the Internet for thupsadose who seek credible information on the safe and effective use of herbs – especially liquid herbal extracts – to promote optimal health and well-being. It is not intended to medically prescribe or promote the sale of any product, nor to replace qualified medical healthcare.

Who is Herbal Ed?
Ed Smith is popularly known throughout the herb world as “Herbal Ed.” He has been working as a medical herbalist for over 25 years and is an internationally known teacher and lecturer on herbs and herbal healthcare. He also works with health insurance companies to add coverage for herbal healthcare. In his constant search for herbal knowledge, Ed travels frequently throughout the world seeking out medicinal herbs and knowledge of their health-promoting powers.

Therapeutic Herb Manual

The heart of this site is the Therapeutic Herb Manual, written by Ed Smith. This manual provides information about

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Herbal Education


Ed Smith frequently lectures on herbal healthcare at various gatherings, symposiums and schools throughout the world. This site makes available many of his lectures, interviews, and articles in both written and audio formats. We also include educational information from other well regarded herbalists.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
“Herbal Ed” answers his most frequently asked questions about herbal healthcare.



What’s New
Ed Smith writes about his experience at the 7th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicine which was abc_adheld in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Herb Pharm in the Kingdom of Bhutan

Click here to view Ed Smith’s response to the recent negative study on Echinacea.

The herb Kava is being closely watched by governments around the world. Find out what you should know about the Safe and Effective Use of Kava.