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, MSc

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

Medical Review:

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.

Our Writers:

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®). 

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 health care specialist before considering any treatment options.

Get in touch with us

For inquiries, please contact us via email: info@botanicalinstitute.org.