Herbal Book List

Posted by kyst on May 26, 2016

herbal book list

I was recently asked  about what are some good books and other places for a beginner to start to learn about herbs, herbal medicine and wild foods.  This is my short list. Some of the books I have read and some are on my own “to read” list.  All of them are supposed to be very good.  

Some good Beginner books on herbs for health are:

-Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide

-Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

Some more advanced books on herbs for health are:

-The Male Herbal by James Green

-The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual by James Green

-Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth by Sharol Marie Tilgner

- Common Herbs for Natural Health by Juliette de Baïracli Levy

- Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann

-Healing Wise by Susun Weed

-The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism: Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification by Matthew Wood

-The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines by Matthew Wood

-Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra

-Way of Ayurvedic Herbs by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa and Michael Tierra

-Making Plant Medicine by Richo Chech

Books on Wild Foods

- Wild Foods Field Guide and Cookbook by Billy Joe Tatum

-The Wild Food Cookbook by Roger Phillips (I don’t like this one as much as I like the book by Billy Joe Tatum but it does have some good info)

Books on growing herbs for food and medicine

- How to Move Like a Gardener by Deb Soule

-The organic Medicinal Herb Farmer by Jeff Carpenter with Melanie Carpenter

-Growing 101 Herbs that Heal by Tammi Hartung

-Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel Herbal field guide to plant families of North America


-The Essential Herbal magazine

Eat the Weeds web site


of Herbal Medicine

-Local plant walks or herb schools

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