Think of an herbal monograph as a "botanical biography". Monographs include standard sections, such as Names (i.e. botanical nomenclature), Mechanism of Action, Therapeutics, Historical Uses, etc. and can be very helpful for preliminary fact-finding before running searches in the research databases, such as PubMed,and Embase. For example, knowing an herb's common and scientific names, and any chemical constituents that are unique to that species or genus will be useful in developing effective search queries.
AHP Monographs are available in the BU Library in print format only and are shelved in the Reference Section, call number RS141 .A65. AHP mission: "...to promote the responsible use of herbal medicines and ensure they are used with the highest possible degree of efficacy and safety." From their website.
NOTE: these materials don't circulate, during Covid restrictions, please email email@example.com if you need AHA monograph access.
The expanded version of the German Commission E mongraphs which, unlike the original version, includes references to source material. On the American Botanical Council website Resources list (see Library A-Z databases page for login info).