About Us

The Botanical Institute is a resource for information about herbs and botanical medicine. Herbal medicine is a complex topic. Our goal is to simply herbal medicine and make it more accessible.

Our Mission: to create accurate, useful, easy-to-understand articles that explain the intricacies of botanical medicine.

Our Vision: to inspire and educate individuals to live a healthier, more vibrant life through the use of botanical medicine.

The Botanical Institute Team

We pride ourselves in knowing the needs of our audience and challenge our medically inclined authors in fulfilling all these needs in the most suitable ways possible.

We carry out fact checks and evidenced-based reviews on every article before publication so as to make sure that our website remains a reliable source of health care information.

We have strict editorial guidelines and every article is painstakingly revised for accuracy as part of our dedication to crafting informative and truthful articles for our readers.

Our Founder:

Daniel Powers, MS

Daniel is an herbal researcher and writer with a master’s degree in herbal medicine

Our Team:

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Amanda Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

Amanda is a Registered Dietitian. She has a strong background in clinical nutrition, education, and working with specialized populations like weight loss clients, acute care patients, and those with eating disorders

Stephanie Nera, PhD

Stephanie has been a registered pharmacist since 2016. She believes that providing effective healthcare is both a science and art, with communication serving as the bridge between patients and health professionals.

Lily Martin, ND

Dr. Lily is a licensed Naturopathic Physician. She completed a bachelor’s degree in biology before heading west to Portland, OR where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Natural Medicine.

Siobhan Mendicino

Siobhan is a herbal researcher and writer. She has a bachelor of science in communications as well as having completed a post-baccalaureate certificate in herbal studies.

Tara Bassi, MS, CNS, LDN, CHHC

Tara is a Licensed Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist, specializing in women’s health. She also is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®). Tara has a private practice working with clients virtually.

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Jack Cincotta, MS

Jack is an AADP® Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and AFPA® Certified Holistic Health Coach. His passion is to help people develop optimal levels of health.

At The Botanical Institute, we strive to keep our readers educated and informed on the latest news regarding botanical medicine while upholding the veracity of our thorough editorial process.

We focus the strength of our diverse qualifications, analytic insight, and common vision in creating enlightening and constructive articles that empower our readers.


Even though we provide informative articles with evidence-based sources, we recommend that you consult an authorized healthcare specialist before considering any treatment options. The information on this site is for informational purposes only.