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Welcome to our recommended list of books and references! We love herb books and believe that a good herbal library is essential as an herbalist. 


Books are listed by category, and then by alphabetical by author's last name.

We support finding books at your local booksellers, or you can find these books on Amazon. Each book's ISBN number is a link to find it online. 

Materia medica

Bennett, Robin Rose

The Gift of Healing Herbs

ISBN-10: 1583947620


Brinker, Francis

Herbal Contraindications and Drug Interactions

ISBN-10: 1888483148


Chevallier, Andrew

Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine 

ISBN-10: 1465449817


Conway, Peter

The Consultation in Phytotherapy

ISBN-10: 0443074925


Culpeper, Nicholas

Culpeper's Complete Herbal: Over 400 Herbs and Their Uses

ISBN-10: 1848373619


Ganora, Lisa

Herbal Constituents: Foundations of Phytochemistry, 2nd Edition

ISBN-10: 1105836959


Gladstar, Rosemary

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use

ISBN-10: 1612120059


Grieve, Margaret

A Modern Herbal: The Complete Edition

ISBN-10: 1626542244


Hoffmann, David

Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine

ISBN-10: 0892817496


Hoffmann, David

The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal: A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies

ISBN-10: 1852308478


Moore, Michael

Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West

ISBN-10: 0890131821


Moore, Michael

Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West 

ISBN-10: 0890134545


Moore, Michael

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West 

ISBN-10: 0890135398


Skenderi, Gazmend

Herbal Vade Mecum

ISBN-10: 0971320926


Tierra, Michael

Planetary Herbology: An Integration of Western Herbs into the Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedis Systems

ISBN-10: 0941524272


Tierra, Michael

The Way of Herbs

ISBN-10: 0671023276


Tilgner, Sharol

Herbal ABC's The Foundation of Herbal Medicine

ISBN-10: 1881517047


Tilgner, Sharol

Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth, 3rd Edition

ISBN-10: 1881517055


Weiss, Rudolf Fritz

Herbal Medicine

ISBN-10: 0906584191

Winston, David

Herbal Therapeutics: Specific Indications for Herbs & Herbal Formulas, 8th Edition

ISBN-10: 0974108804

Herbal Texts - General & Topic Specific

Bergner, Paul

The Healing Power of Echinacea and Goldenseal and Other Immune System Herbs

ISBN-10: 0761508090


​Bergner, Paul

The Healing Power of Garlic: The Enlightened Person's Guide to Nature's Most Versatile Medicinal Plant

ISBN-10: 0761500987


​Bergner, Paul

The Healing Power of Ginseng & the Tonic Herbs

ISBN-10: 0761504729


​Bergner, Paul

The Healing Power of Minerals, Special Nutrients and Trace Elements

ISBN-10: 0761510214


​Gladstar, Rosemary

Herbal Healing for Men

ISBN-10: 1612124771


​Gladstar, Rosemary

Herbal Healing for Women

ISBN-10: 0671767674


​Gladstar, Rosemary

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Remedies for Children's Health 

ISBN-10: 1612124755


​Romm, Aviva Jill, and Ina May Gaskin

The Natural Pregnancy Book: Your Complete Guide to a Safe, Organic Pregnancy and Childbirth with Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices

ISBN-10: 1607744481


​Winston, David, and Steven Maimes

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

ISBN-10: 1620559587

Wildcrafting, Medicine Making & Recipes

de la Forêt, Rosalee

Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal

ISBN-10: 140195006X


de la Forêt, Rosalee, and Emily Han

Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine 

ISBN-10: 1401956882


​Easley, Thomas and Steven Horne

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine Making Guide

ISBN-10: 1623170796


Gladstar, Rosemary

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

ISBN-10: 1603420789


Green, James

​Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook

ISBN-10: 0895949903

Nature Cure & Vitalism

Boyle, Wade, and Friedhelm Kirchfeld

Nature Doctors: Pioneers in Naturopathic Medicine

ISBN-10: 0962351857


​Lindlahr, Henry

Nature Cure Philosophy and Practice Based On the Unity of Disease and Cure

ISBN-10: 0341774200


​Lindlahr, Anna, and Henry Lindlahr

The Nature Cure Cook Book And ABC Of Natural Dietetics

ISBN-10: 116341140X


Elpel, Thomas, J

Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification

ISBN-10: 1892784351


​Glimn-Lacy, Janice, and Peter B. Kaufman

Botany Illustrated: Introduction to Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families

ISBN-10: ​0387288708


​Mauseth, James D.

Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology

ISBN-10: 1284157350


Brown, Kristine

The Homesteader’s Guide to Growing Herbs: Learn to Grow, Prepare, and Use Herbs

ISBN-10: 1647393728


Carpenter, Jeff, and Melanie

The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer: The Ultimate Guide to Producing High-Quality Herbs on a Market Scale

ISBN-10: 1603585737


​Cech, Richo and Sena

Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs

ISBN-10: 0970031289

Gladstar, Rosemary, and Pamela Hirsch

Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs

ISBN-10: 1894778456

Nardi, James D.

Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners

ISBN-10: 0226568520


​Sturdivant, Lee, and Time Blakley

The Bootstrap Guide to Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field & Marketplace 

ISBN-10: 0962163570


​Wade, Renee

Living Earth Handbook

ISBN-10: 0997938110

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Bensky, Dan, and Andrew Gamble

Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica
ISBN-10: 0939616424  

Tierra, Michael

The Way of Chinese Herbs
ISBN-10: 0671898698

Tierra, Michael, and Lesley Tierra

Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine Volume I: Diagnosis and Treatment

ISBN-10: 091000000X

Tierra, Michael, and Lesley Tierra

Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine Vol.II: Materia Medica and Herbal Resource  

ISBN-10: 0914955322

Ayurvedic Medicine

Dass, Vishnu

Ayurvedic Herbology East & West: A Practical Guide to Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine

ISBN-10: 0940985071


​Frawley, David, and Vasant Lad

The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

ISBN-10: 0941524248


​Khalsa, Karta Purkh Singh, and Michael Tierra

The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs: A Contemporary Introduction and Useful Manual for the World's Oldest Healing System

ISBN-10: 0940985985


Werbach, Melvyn R.

Nutritional Influences on Illness

ISBN-10: 0961855053

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