Terms of Use


While many of these items are made publicly-accessible, they are not all public domain -- the vast majority of the images, and a number of the texts, are copyrighted to Sacred Seeds and a number of other texts are still copyrighted to their original print publishers and made available here with permission.

By their use of these web pages, texts and images, users agree to follow these conditions of use:

These web pages, texts and images may not be used for any commercial purpose without permission from Sacred Seeds.

These web pages, texts and images may not be re-published in print or electronic form without permission from Sacred Seeds. However, educators are welcome to print out items and hand them to their students.

Users are not permitted to download our web pages, texts, and images in order to mount them on their own servers for public use or for use by a set of subscribers. Individuals and institutions can, of course, make a link to the copies at Sacred Seeds, subject to our conditions of use.

It is not in our interest or that of our users to have uncontrolled subsets of our holdings available elsewhere on the Internet. We make corrections, add tags, add images, etc. on a continual basis, and we want the most current text to be the only one generally available to all Internet users.


Medical Disclaimer:

This website contains information describing traditional medicinal systems of various cultures. The report of plant uses presented on this site is not an endorsement of the therapeutic value or safety of these herbs and is not an exhaustive description of the published literature.  This site is therefore not intended in any way as a guide for consumer self-medication and people should consult with a healthcare practitioner before taking any medicinal herbs. Moreover, the information provided by the site is not intended as a full summary of all available information for healthcare practitioners about these medicinal herbs. The authors of this site and the information provided within do not accept any liability or responsibility for the accuracy of the information reported or the consequences of the use or misuse of the information in this book. Nothing should be construed to represent an attempt to diagnose, prescribe, or administer in any manner to any physical ailment or conditions. In matters of your health care, we recommend that you consult a qualified health practitioner and not attempt to self-treat based on information provided by this site.