A Few Of My Favorite Herbal Books

Updated: Mar 4, 2019

I am a book junkie. However, we recently built and moved into a small house, which encouraged my culling of books that I don't use. Here is a list of some of the books that remain on my shelf.


Gladstar, Rosemary

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs, A Beginner's Guide (my favorite beginner's book)

  Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

And anything else she writes - she makes her info very easy to understand and just seems so nice

Wood, Matthew

The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants

The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants

  The Earthwise Herbal Repertory, The Definitive Practitioner's Guide

  The Book of Herbal Wisdom, Using Plants As Medicines

  Seven Herbs:  Plants as Teachers

And anything else he writes - he is a wealth of herbal information.  And he was raised in Minnesota!

Alfs, Matthew

  300  Herbs:  A Materia Medica & Repertory

  Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of Minnesota & Wisconsin


Rosalee De La Foret

Alchemy of Herbs

Buhner, Stephen Harrod

Herbal Antivirals

  Herbal Antibiotics

Hoffman, David

Medical Herbalism,  Quite technical, but fascinating to read.

Foster, Steven and Duke, James A.

Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs,   Great field guide and reference.  

Winston, David and Maimes, Steven

Adaptogens, Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief


Green, James

The Herbal Medicine-Makers Handbook, A Home Manual

And lots more!!!  If you are looking for something specific, let me know. I've used many in my insatiable research!

Books With Information on Growing Medicinal Herbs

Schafer, Peg

The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm:  A Cultivator’s Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production 


Carpenter, Melanie and Jeff

The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer

Cech, Richo and Sena

Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs

Gladstar, Rosemary and Hirsch, Pamela

Planting the Future:  Saving Our Medicinal Herbs

Millard, Elizabeth

Backyard Pharmacy

Hartung, Tammi

Homegrown Herbs:  A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More Than 100 Herbs

Flowers, Frankie and Wylde, Bruce

Power Plants:  Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow


Hirvela, Stacey

Edible Spots and Pots:  Small Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More

(Not specific about medicinal herbs, but some fun and practical ideas for growing in pots and small spaces)


And of course, there are many, many more great books about medicinal herbs. Tip - check your local library - they likely have several, also. I actually buy very few books - the have to be worth the space on my limited book shelves and worth the cost. I have purchased each of the books I listed - I like them that much!


Please share with this group some of your tips on great herbal books!

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