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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

21st Century Herbalists $39.00

Read the stories of “rock star” herbalists in this eclectic collection of interviews. Jesse Wolf Hardin presents intimate conversations with 21 of the most intriguing herbalists and foragers of the 21st Century. Properly subtitled “Rock-Stars, Radicals & Root Doctors”.

A Kids Herb Book

By Lesley Tierra, 2005 (softcover, 263 pages)

A Kids Herb Book

A Kids Herb Book $19.95

This is a positively delightful book, packed with 264 pages of illustrations, charming herb facts, coloring pages, herb check lists, funny stories, herbal bed time stories, a “how to make” section, herbal mythology written for kids, and a plethora of engaging herbal information for the young ones.

A Modern Herbal (two volumes)

By Mrs. Grieve, 1980 (softcover, 902 pages)

A Modern Herbal (two volumes)

A Modern Herbal (two volumes) $35.90 — Out of Stock

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Truly the fullest, most exact, and most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, and much more. Indispensable to the serious reader and herbalist alike. Both books provide over 161 illustrations.

Breverton’s Complete Herbal

By Terry Breverton, 2011 (hardcover, 383 pages)

Breverton’s Complete Herbal

Breverton’s Complete Herbal $19.95

A modern day classic with more than 350 years of wisdom. This alphabetically arranged reference book is a reworking of Nicholas Culpeper’s classic The English Physician and Complete Herbal which was first printed in 1653.

Conceiving Healthy Babies

By Dawn Combs, 2014 (softcover, 375 pages)

Conceiving Healthy Babies

Conceiving Healthy Babies $24.95

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 roadmap to wellbeing.

Dental Herbalism

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

Dental Herbalism

Dental Herbalism $19.95

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 how to use 41 safe and effective herbs for the mouth for optimum oral health, prevention of decay and inflammation, and relief from pain and discomfort.

Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

By Steven Foster and Rebecca L. Johnson, 2006 (hardcover, 416 pages)

Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine $40.00

This incredibly large book features 350 full-color photographs by Steven Foster on some of the most popular medicinal herbs used throughout the world. Abundantly filled with photos, botanical drawings, and maps, this fact-filled book is arranged alphabetically, making it quick and accessible desk reference guide for hundreds of different herbs and spices.

Dr. Kidd's Herbal Cat Care

By Randy Kidd, D.V.M., 2000 (softcover, 203 pages)

Dr. Kidd's Herbal Cat Care

Dr. Kidd's Herbal Cat Care $14.95

Holistic veterinarian Dr. Randy Kidd explains how herbs can be used for the safe and natural care of cats. This guide to complete herbal care for cats includes simple introductions to holistic cat care, how herbs work, dosage and potency, and methods for delivering herbs into a cat’s system.

Dr. Kidd's Herbal Dog Care

By Randy Kidd, D.V.M., 2000 (softcover, 203 pages)

Dr. Kidd's Herbal Dog Care

Dr. Kidd's Herbal Dog Care $14.95

Holistic veterinarian Dr. Randy Kidd explains how herbs can be used for the safe and natural care of dogs. This guide to complete herbal care for dogs includes simple introductions to holistic dog care, how herbs work, dosage and potency, and methods for delivering herbs into a dog’s system.

Hands on Healing Remedies

By Stephanie L. Tourles, 2012 (softcover, 320 pages)

Hands on Healing Remedies

Hands on Healing Remedies $18.95

Clean out your medicine cabinet and replace artificial commercial balms and liniments with all-natural handmade herbal remedies. Filled with 150 recipes that are easy to prepare from readily available ingredients, this book will help you take control of your well-being and stock your family’s medicine cabinet with your own custom-made healing remedies.

Herbal Antibiotics

By Stephen Harrod Buhner, 2012 (softcover, 468 pages)

Herbal Antibiotics

Herbal Antibiotics $24.95

This essential guide to building your natural defenses against drug-resistant bacteria is an important book for anyone interested in natural health care. Stephen Harrod Buhner offers conclusions that plant medicines should be our first line of defense against resistant infections.

Herbal Antivirals

By Stephen Harrod Buhner, 2013 (softcover, 408 pages)

Herbal Antivirals

Herbal Antivirals $24.95

Another important book for anyone interested in natural health care from the well-known Stephen Harrod Buhner. Protect yourself with natural treatments for viral infections with this companion book to Herbal Antibiotics. Stephen Harrod Buhner profiles the plants that have proven most effective in fighting viral infections.

Herbal Healing for Children

By Demetria Clark, 2011 (softcover, 224 pages)

Herbal Healing for Children

Herbal Healing for Children $14.95

This easy-to-follow, hands-on guide gives parents safe and effective alternatives to powerful medicines whose side effects can make their children feel worse. In these pages you’ll find an introduction to herbal medicine, an explanation of how each herb works, and important information about herbs you should always have on hand for daily use and first aid.

Herbal Healing for Women

By Rosemary Gladstar, 1993 (softcover, 303 pages)

Herbal Healing for Women

Herbal Healing for Women $16.00

Simple home remedies for women of all ages. A wonderful combination of sound, effective and proven herbal remedies blended with folk wisdom and Rosemary’s charismatic charm and energy. Includes step-by step instructions on preparing remedies and an informative and Materia Medica.

Herbal Medicine from the Heart of Earth

By Sharol Tilgner ND, 2009 (softcover, 439 pages)

Herbal Medicine from the Heart of Earth

Herbal Medicine from the Heart of Earth $29.95

New and revised second edition. Practical and accessible for student or expert, this excellent guide and formulary is packed with useful information. Medicinal uses of 192 herbs with dosages, active constituents and contraindications. Herbal formulas organized by body systems, how to make extracts and dictionaries of properties, actions and preparations.

Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook

By James Green, 2000 (softcover, 384 pages)

Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook

Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook $22.99 — Out of Stock

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The most practical home manual for any novice user of herbal medicine. This is an extraordinarily entertaining and informative guide on the basic preparation of herbal medicines, with very detailed recipes and instructions.

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

By Rosemary Gladstar, 2001 (softcover, 400 pages)

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health $16.95 — Out of Stock

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A remarkable and reaffirming book that warms the heart and confirms the spirit of those closely connected to plants and the medicine they share. Rarely do we meet with such gifted words and this book has clearly described the very essence of herbalism and its “built-in” benevolence.

Herbal Remedies for Children's Health

By Rosemary Gladstar, 1999 (softcover, 75 pages)

Herbal Remedies for Children's Health

Herbal Remedies for Children's Health $8.95

Recipes and treatments for children’s illnesses like colic, fever, stomach distress, and the common cold. Easy-to-use children’s dosage chart for maximum effectiveness and safety, and containing prolific profiles on many of the commonly used herbs. A wonderful and concise manual just for children.

Herbs for Common Ailments

By Rosemary Gladstar, 2014 (softcover, 124 pages)

Herbs for Common Ailments

Herbs for Common Ailments $8.95

Homemade herbal recipes from renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar are the natural alternative to a medicine cabinet stocked with commercial pharmaceuticals. In this informative guide, Gladstar profiles more than 50 herbs that are safe and effective for treating common ailments and injuries.

Herbs for Healthy Aging

By David Hoffmann, 2014 (softcover, 372 pages)

Herbs for Healthy Aging

Herbs for Healthy Aging $19.95

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 treat and prevent the health concerns brought about by aging. He provides herbal treatments 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.

Herbs for Long-Lasting Health

By Rosemary Gladstar, 2014 (softcover, 123 pages)

Herbs for Long-Lasting Health

Herbs for Long-Lasting Health $8.95

It’s not just about how long you live, it’s about how well you live! World-renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar guides you on the path to vibrant health and wellness in middle age and beyond. This exciting guide outlines the rejuvenating and healing properties of dozens of specific herbs. There are herbs to support heart function, aid your mind and memory, strengthen and soothe your nervous system, activate your metabolism, support your bones and joints, and improve your ability to handle stress.

Herbs for Stress & Anxiety

By Rosemary Gladstar, 2014 (softcover, 123 pages)

Herbs for Stress & Anxiety

Herbs for Stress & Anxiety $8.95

Best-selling author and respected herbalist Rosemary Gladstar shows you exactly what you need to know to treat stress, anxiety, depression and more with simple herbal remedies that strengthen and build a healthy nervous system. She profiles 21 herbs proven to be effective at soothing common stress symptoms. Enjoy the herbs in tea decoctions and infusions, take them as capsules or tinctures, and relax in warm baths enhanced by their calming scents.

Medical Herbalism

By David Hoffmann, 2003 (hardcover, 666 pages)

Medical Herbalism

Medical Herbalism $60.00

This manual is absolutely gigantic! A whopping 666 pages wrapped up in a beautiful hardbound volume, with dust jacket. Its material is very focused and centered on pharmacognosy, and the medical use of plant medicines. Not recommended for the light reader but a must have for every practitioner, student, teacher, and herbal healer.

Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

By Rosemary Gladstar, 2012 (softcover, 224 pages)

Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide $14.95

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.

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

By Michael Moore, 2003 (softcover, 359 pages)

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West $22.50

Excellent identification herbal for the Western region. Witty, informative and detailed descriptions of more than 300 native and introduced species. Covers appearance, habitat, therapeutic uses, constituents, preparations and much more. 80 line drawings, 44 color photographs.

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers

By Stephen Harrod Buhner, 1998 (softcover, 534 pages)

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers $19.95

Ancient beers were quite different from what we know today. This beautiful and provocative exploration of the sacredness and folklore of ancient fermentation is revealed through 200 plants and hive products. It includes 120 recipes for ancient and indigenous beers and meads from 31 countries and six continents, and the most complete evaluation of honey ever published.

The Anima Herbal Recipe Book

By Dr. Christine King, 2011 (softcover, 60 pages)

The Anima Herbal Recipe Book

The Anima Herbal Recipe Book $24.95

“Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine thy food.” That’s what Hippocrates advised, and that’s the basis for the herbal recipes contained in this book. These are the herbal blends veterinarian Dr. Christine King developed and uses in her practice. Most of the recipes are designed for horses and other grazing animals, but some can also be used in dogs and cats.

The Male Herbal

By James Green, 2007 (softcover, 340 pages)

The Male Herbal

The Male Herbal $16.95

In The Male Herbal James Green outlines the medicinal uses of numerous herbs for male-specific issues, while emphasizing prevention and health rather than illness. Introducing a new constitutional model, this revised edition provides every man with a personalized plan geared to his individual body type, lifestyle, and needs.

The Natural Pregnancy Book

By Aviva Jill Romm, 2014 (softcover, 288 pages)

The Natural Pregnancy Book

The Natural Pregnancy Book $17.99

This revised and updated edition of a classic book is your complete guide to a safe, organic pregnancy and childbirth using herbs, nutrition, and other holistic choices. In this newly revised third edition, Dr. Romm takes a holistic approach, emphasizing natural remedies wherever possible and providing up-to-date advice on herbs that promote wellness during pregnancy.

The School for Natural Healing

By Dr. John R. Christopher, 2009 (hardcover, 724 pages)

The School for Natural Healing

The School for Natural Healing $79.95

We are proud to offer this beautiful new edition of Dr. Christopher’s world renowned work. This text combines his methods and famous formulas in an easy-to-use volume on herbal therapy for teachers, students and practitioners. Now expanded, revised and updated, this book will enlighten generations to come.

Women Healers of the World

By Holly Bellebuono, 2014 (hardcover, 278 pages)

Women Healers of the World

Women Healers of the World $24.95

This intimate and inspiring book opens up the world of herbal medicine to those interested in learning about the history through the traditions of inspiring women from all over the world. Through this book, herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono aims to educate readers about sixteen plant-based world healing traditions and thirty women who have practiced them. Bellebuono also explores the geography, history, and medical heritage of twenty countries where these traditions originated.