Books on Herbal Medicine

We have searched the horizon in pursuit of fine books and educational tools that encourage and foster herbal living. Each and every offering was handpicked as a staff favorite and we wholeheartedly recommended them to you.

21st Century Herbalists

  • By Jesse Wolf Hardin, 2012 (softcover, 376 pages)
21st Century Herbalists

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$39.00
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Read the stories of famed "rock star" herbalists, radical outliers, and regionally known or up-and-coming herbal teachers and root doctors in this eclectic collection of interviews. Even if you have been a clinician for decades, you can draw from these pages new insights, ideas, and information that may benefit your work. And if you come with limited herbal experience, you may find that this book helps to awaken, deepen, or propel your own life's purpose and your relationship with plants and mycelium.

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A Kids Herb Book

  • By Lesley Tierra, 2009 (softcover, 264 pages)
A Kids Herb Book

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$19.95
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This is an excellent book to introduce children to the world of herbs. Lesley Tierra has created a one-of-a-kind treasure for kids and parents alike. A Kid's Herb Book gets children involved in caring about their health at an early age. Lots of great mythical illustrations help create a magical experience.

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A Modern Herbal (two volumes)

  • By Mrs. Grieve, 2015 (softcover, 902 pages)
A Modern Herbal (two volumes)

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$35.90
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This 20th century version of the medieval Herbal is as rich in scientific fact and folklore as its predecessors and is equally as encyclopedic in coverage. Not an herb, grass, mycelium, shrub, or tree is overlooked, and strange and wonderful discoveries about even the most common of plants await the reader. This edition, first published in 1971, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the work originally published in 1931.

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Body into Balance

  • By Maria Noel Groves, 2016 (softcover, 336 pages)
Body into Balance

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$24.95
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Pharmaceutical remedies may temporarily soothe your pain, but don’t cure the cause of your symptoms. Many common medical conditions are actually clues to a deeper imbalance in your body, and learning to read those clues is a key step in maintaining optimal health. Herbalist Maria Noël Groves shows you how to read your body’s signals and support your own wellness with herbal remedies and other natural treatments.

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Breverton’s Complete Herbal

  • By Terry Breverton, 2011 (hardcover, 383 pages)
Breverton’s Complete Herbal

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$19.95
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This classic modern-day herbal reference compiles more than 350 years of herbal wisdom. Based on Nicholas Culpeper's The English Physician and Complete Herbal, this book is a modern reworking of Culpeper's 1653 text. Arranged alphabetically, it describes over 250 herbs and spices, and it also provides features on scented herb/medicinal gardens as well as New World herbs not included in Culpeper's original text.

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Conceiving Healthy Babies

  • By Dawn Combs, 2014 (softcover, 375 pages)
Conceiving Healthy Babies

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$24.95
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Drawing on the author's own personal triumph over infertility, Conceiving Healthy Babies is a unique herbal guide geared to helping couples achieve balance in preconception, pregnancy, lactation, and beyond. Packed with detailed information on hundreds of different herbs, with a focus on their roles in building healthy babies, this comprehensive manual is a road map to well-being.

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Dental Herbalism

  • By Leslie M. Alexander and Linda A. Straub-Bruce, 2014 (softcover, 453 pages)
Dental Herbalism

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$19.95
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Our oral health is intimately linked with our overall health and well-being. In this practical guide to herbal dental care, medical herbalist Leslie Alexander and registered dental hygienist Linda Straub-Bruce detail the usage of 41 safe and effective herbs to help ensure optimal oral health.

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Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

  • By Steven Foster and Rebecca L. Johnson, 2006 (hardcover, 416 pages)
Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

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$40.00 (Out of Stock)
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b148

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For millennia, humans have looked to nature for remedies. Long before formal science encouraged us to take a systemic approach to medicine, healers used plants to create herbal remedies for a host of ailments. Featuring 350 full-color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this accesible, fact-filled book is based on the work of renowned botanical experts and presents alphabetically-arranged, beautifully illustrated entries for hundreds of plants that have been used for millennia. This book is a fascinating medical chronicle filled with informative sidebars on everything from ancient folklore to the latest research.

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DIY Bitters

  • By Guido Mase & Jovial King, 2016 (hardcover, 208 pages)
DIY Bitters

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$24.99
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Used since the Middle Ages, bitters are traditionally taken before or after a meal and can help stimulate and promote healthy digestion. DIY Bitters is a how-to guide that explores the history and health benefits of bitter botanicals. Adorned with beautiful photographs and botanical illustrations, this book takes you through the process of making bitters at home.

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Dr. Kidd's Herbal Cat Care

  • By Randy Kidd, D.V.M., 2000 (softcover, 201 pages)
Dr. Kidd's Herbal Cat Care

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$14.95
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As a cat lover, you may have considered using herbs as part of your pet's health-care regimen. In this comprehensive guide, holistic veterinarian Randy Kidd offers thorough, up-to-date information on gentle, chemical-free treatments for preventative care as well as immediate health problems.

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Dr. Kidd's Herbal Dog Care

  • By Randy Kidd, D.V.M., 2000 (softcover, 203 pages)
Dr. Kidd's Herbal Dog Care

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$14.95
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As a dog lover, you may have considered using herbs as part of your pet's health-care regimen. In this comprehensive guide, holistic veterinarian Randy Kidd offers thorough, up-to-date information on gentle, chemical-free treatments for preventative care as well as immediate health problems.

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Hands on Healing Remedies

  • By Stephanie L. Tourles, 2012 (softcover, 320 pages)
Hands on Healing Remedies

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$18.95
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Keep your family healthy and chemical free by making your own natural remedies. Clean out your medicine cabinets and replace artificial commercial balms and liniments with all natural, handmade herbal remedies. Stephanie Tourles offers 150 original recipes for herbal balms, oils, slaves, liniments, and other topical ointments to address a wide range of conditions. This comprehensive guide is filled with scores of safe and effective cures for a wide variety of common ailments. This book will show you how to take control of your well-being and to stock your medicine cabinet with gentle, all natural formulations.

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Herbal Antibiotics

  • By Stephen Harrod Buhner, 2012 (softcover, 468 pages)
Herbal Antibiotics

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$24.95
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In this book, Stephen Harrod Buhner offers conclusive evidence that plant medicines, with their complex mx of multiple systemic and synergistic compounds, should be our first line of defense against resistant infections. This indispensable reference explains the roots of antibiotic resistance, explores the value of herbal treatments, and provides in-depth profiles of the most reliably effective herbs, giving you the confidence to identify the best herbal formulas for you and your family.

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Herbal Antivirals

  • By Stephen Harrod Buhner, 2013 (softcover, 408 pages)
Herbal Antivirals

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$24.95
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Herbal Antivirals shows you how to build your immunity and protect yourself with broad-spectrum herbal treatments. Stephen Harrod Buhner expertly profiles the plants that have proven to be most effective in fighting viral infections. He also provides in-depth instructions for preparing and using formulations to address the most common infections and to strengthen your immunity, safely and naturally.

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Herbal Healing for Children

  • By Demetria Clark, 2011 (softcover, 224 pages)
Herbal Healing for Children

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$14.95
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This easy-to-follow, hands-on guide gives parents safe and effective alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs whose side effects often make children feel worse. This useful book starts with an introduction to herbal medicine, an explanation of how each herb works, and contains important information about the herbs you should always have on hand for daily use and first aid.

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Herbal Healing for Women

  • By Rosemary Gladstar, 1993 (softcover, 303 pages)
Herbal Healing for Women

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$16.00
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Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create herbal remedies- including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments- for the common challenges that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life. Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, Rosemary Gladstar details how to select and store herbs, including the preparation of hundreds of herbal remedies.

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Herbal Medicine from the Heart of Earth

  • By Sharol Tilgner ND, 2009 (softcover, 439 pages)
Herbal Medicine from the Heart of Earth

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$29.95
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A complete handbook for the herbal practitioner, Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth contains detailed information on 190 valuable herbs, including: specific indications, general uses, active constituents, dosage, and contraindications. The herbal information is organized by body systems to make the learning process easier.

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Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook

  • By James Green, 2000 (softcover, 384 pages)
Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook

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$22.99
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b18

This book is a fantastic and interesting compilation of natural home remedies written by renowned herbalist James Green. Written in a delightfully personal and down-home style, Green emphasizes the point that herbal medicine making is fundamental to every culture on the planet, and accessible to everyone. Beyond turning you into an herbal medicine maker, this book just may revolutionize your ideas of health care as well.

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Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

  • By Rosemary Gladstar, 2008 (softcover, 400 pages)
Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

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$16.95
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This practical compendium of herbal wisdom is a must-have for everyone. Promote vibrant health and radiant beauty with 175 simple herbal recipes. Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar provides time-tested natural therapies and herbal remedies that are safe, effective, and easy to use. She guides you every step of the way, from the growing and ecologically-sound harvesting of herbs to basic preparations and dosage directions.

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Herbs for Children's Health

  • By Rosemary Gladstar, 2015 (softcover, 122 pages)
Herbs for Children's Health

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$8.95
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When it comes to soothing a sick or hurt child, only the most gentle, time-tested remedies will do. Herbal remedies are both safe and effective. Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar shows you how to make your own teas, salves, tablets, and foods that can assist children in addressing a variety of common ailments.

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Herbs for Common Ailments

  • By Rosemary Gladstar, 2014 (softcover, 124 pages)
Herbs for Common Ailments

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$8.95
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Herbal remedies can be an excellent natural alternative to a cabinet stocked with commercial pharmaceuticals and their unwanted side effects. In this informative guide, herbalist Rosemary Gladstar profiles more than 50 herbs that are safe and effective for addressing common ailments and minor skin irritations.

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Herbs for Healthy Aging

  • By David Hoffmann, 2014 (softcover, 372 pages)
Herbs for Healthy Aging

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$19.95
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In this herbal guide to healthy aging, medical herbalist David Hoffmann discusses how to maintain the body’s vitality as we age and how to address health concerns brought about by growing older. He provides herbal insights to restore and protect each of the body’s major systems- from the muscles, bones, and digestive system to the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and reproductive organs.

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Herbs for Long-Lasting Health

  • By Rosemary Gladstar, 2014 (softcover, 123 pages)
Herbs for Long-Lasting Health

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$8.95
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It's not just about how long you live, it's about how well you live! In this book, herbalist Rosemary Gladstar guides you on the path to health and wellness in middle age and beyond. This exciting guide outlines the beneficial properties of dozens of specific herbs.

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Herbs for Stress & Anxiety

  • By Rosemary Gladstar, 2014 (softcover, 123 pages)
Herbs for Stress & Anxiety

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$8.95
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There are many unfortunate byproducts of the modern western lifestyle that can shift our focus and cause us to lose the mellow mood that we try so hard to cultivate. In this book, renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar explains exactly what is needed to address these modern maladies by supporting a healthy central nervous system. She profiles 21 herbs that have been traditionally used to support a lifestyle that minimizes worry and maximizes presence.

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Making Plant Medicine

  • By Richo Cech, 2016 (softcover, 334 pages)
Making Plant Medicine

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$24.95
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As its name implies, Making Plant Medicine is all about using herbs to create remedies. Originally published over 15 years ago, Making Plant Medicine has become a preferred reference for learning to make herbal tinctures, teas, syrups, oils, salves, and poultices. This is a modern medicine-making book and formulary with roots in original herbalism. It's designed for medicinal herb gardeners and wildharvesters to cultivate the full potential of the plant-human relationship.

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Medical Herbalism

  • By David Hoffmann, 2003 (hardcover, 666 pages)
Medical Herbalism

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$60.00
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b107

Medical Herbalism is a foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application. It contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants both by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal remedies, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicine. Hoffmann details the intricate chemistry behind herbalism, providing important background and insights into how herbal remedies are able to achieve their results and the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically. He includes up-to-date information on preparations, dosage, and contraindications, information on toxicology and the issues involved in determining dosage and formulation type for an individual.

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Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

  • By Rosemary Gladstar, 2012 (softcover, 224 pages)
Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

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$14.95
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Medicinal herbs are simple to grow, and they can be used to naturally fortify your body. Rosemary Gladstar offers a fresh introduction to growing and using 33 of her favorite herbs, complete with easy-to-follow recipes for brewing restorative teas, blending soothing salves, and making tinctures, oils, syrups, and pills.

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Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

  • By Michael Moore, 2003 (softcover, 359 pages)
Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

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$22.50
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b88

Renowned herbalist and teacher Michael Moore, the author of several books on medicinal plants, presents a one-of-a-kind guide covering over three hundred species of plants ranging geographically from Baja California to Southeast Alaska. Featuring both native and introduced species within the region, this attractive book features maps, over 80 line drawings, 44 color photographs, and a glossary.

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Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers

  • By Stephen Harrod Buhner, 1998 (softcover, 534 pages)
Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers

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$19.95
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Ancient fermented beverages created between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago were far different than the contemporary alcoholic beverages consumed today. Many of these beers and meads were consumed ceremonially and considered sacred. Some were entheogenic, and hundreds contained medicinal herbs. This book is the authoritative guide to the sacred aspects of indigenous, psychotropic, and herbal healing beers of the world. This beautiful and provocative exploration of the folklore of ancient fermentation is revealed through 200 plants and hive products.

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The Anima Herbal Recipe Book

  • By Christine King, 2011 (softcover, 50 pages)
The Anima Herbal Recipe Book

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$24.95
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b315

Hippocrates famously advised to "let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food," and this timeless philosophy can be extended to our animal friends. In this book, veterinarian Christine King describes herbal blends that she has developed and uses in her practice. The majority of the recipes are designed for horses and other grazing livestock, but some of the recipes can be adapted to dogs and cats as well.

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The Complete Herbs Sourcebook

  • By David Hoffmann, 2016 (softcover, 399 pages)
The Complete Herbs Sourcebook

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$19.99
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In this comprehensive and authoritative guide, expert herbalist David Hoffmann offers a unique, holistic approach to help you restore and maintain your well-being. The A-Z guide features herbs that benefit all parts of the body, from the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems to the skin, ears, nose, throat, eyes, and beyond.

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The Male Herbal

  • By James Green, 2007 (softcover, 340 pages)
The Male Herbal

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$16.95
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In this second edition of The Male Herbal, James Green gives men and boys the tools they need to create or maintain physical and emotional health through a customized herbal program. By following Green's newly developed constitutional model and referencing the comprehensive alphabetical herbal listings, men can create an herbal program attuned to their unique body type, lifestyle, and health needs.

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The Modern Herbal Dispensatory

  • By Thomas Easley and Steven Horne, 2016 (softcover, 362 pages)
The Modern Herbal Dispensatory

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$24.95
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This comprehensive, full-color guide to making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines provides instructions for everything from harvesting to administering low-cost DIY remedies. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are discouraged by the high price of commercial products can now make their own preparations for a fraction of the cost.

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The Natural Pregnancy Book

  • By Aviva Jill Romm, 2014 (softcover, 288 pages)
The Natural Pregnancy Book

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$17.99
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This classic work is the preeminent guide to a safe, natural pregnancy and childbirth using herbs, nutrition, and other holistic choices. Featuring an integrative approach with current medical, herbal, and nutritional information, this book is an excellent resource for expecting mothers.

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The School of Natural Healing

  • By Dr. John R. Christopher, 2014 (hardcover, 672 pages)
The School of Natural Healing

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$79.95
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This indispensable work has been a trusted botanical resource since it was first published. In this newest 15th edition, Dr. Christopher provides in depth information on over 100 common herbs, including: Latin and common names, botanical descriptions, usage and action, preparation, dosage, and administration, as well as case histories, horticultural, and storage information.

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Women Healers of the World

  • By Holly Bellebuono, 2014 (hardcover, 278 pages)
Women Healers of the World

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$24.95
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The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened the fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional practices such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, and ethnobotany. Women Healers of the World shares with readers an extraordinary variety of plants from around the world that have inspired today’s alternative modalities, as well as the stories, challenges, and triumphs of remarkable women healers from past and present, all of whom promote the use of herbs. Throughout this book, herbalist Holly Bellebuono educates readers about sixteen plant-based traditions from around the world and thirty women who have practiced them. Bellebuono also explores the geography, history, and medical heritage of twenty countries where these traditions originated.

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