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.
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
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!
300 Herbs: A Materia Medica & Repertory
Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of Minnesota & Wisconsin
Rosalee De La Foret
Alchemy of Herbs
Buhner, Stephen Harrod
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
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
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
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
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!