There are countless Herbalism courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide (2016)
- Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal (2017)
- Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use (2012)
- The Master Book of Herbalism (1984)
- The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them (2015)
- Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature (2019)
- Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family (2008)
- The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism: Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification (2004)
- Herbal Medicine Natural Remedies: 150 Herbal Remedies to Heal Common Ailments (2017)
- Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) (2010)
- Heal Your Body, Cure Your Mind: Leaky Gut, Adrenal Fatigue, Liver Detox, Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, Disease & Trauma. Mindfulness, Holistic Therapies, Nutrition & Food Diet (2017)
- Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (Llewellyn’s Sourcebook Series) (Cunningham’s Encyclopedia Series) (1985)
- Healing Herbal Infusions: Simple and Effective Home Remedies for Colds, Muscle Pain, Upset Stomach, Stress, Skin Issues and More (2018)
- Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care (2016)
- Learning Herbalism Workbook (2017)
This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formulas developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are discouraged by the high price of commercial products can now make their own preparations for a fraction of the cost.
Did you know there’s a powerful herbal medicine chest in your kitchen?Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. Instead of pills, reach for:Cinnamon Tea to soothe your throat . . .
Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use (2012)
Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments.
The Master Book of Herbalism (1984)
Outstanding in its completeness, The Master Book of Herbalism fulfills a need that has long been felt by students of the magickal arts.
Start your path to natural wellness with the safe, trusted advice found in The Herbal Apothecary. With the guidance of naturopath JJ Pursell, you will learn how to safely create your own remedies using plants you know and love. Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to plant-based medicine.
Sajah Popham presents an innovative approach to herbalism that considers the holistic relationship among plants, humans, and the underlying archetypal patterns in Nature.
Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family (2008)
Promote vibrant health and radiant beauty, soothe everyday ailments, and ease persistent stress with these simple, natural cures for everything from dry skin and infant colic to cold symptoms and insomnia. Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar provides 175 proven therapies and herbal remedies that are easy to prepare and safe enough for children.
The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism: Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification (2004)
The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism places the function of western herbs in their true historical context, apart from homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and Ayurveda.
Herbal Medicine Natural Remedies: 150 Herbal Remedies to Heal Common Ailments (2017)
You don’t have to be a doctor to make effective herbal medicine.With hundreds of different herbs and remedies out there, making herbal medicine can be overwhelming.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) (2010)
Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the nation’s #1 bestselling guide to natural remedies. The new fifth edition incorporates the most recent information on a variety of alternative healing and preventive therapies and unveils new science on vitamins, supplements, and herbs.
Heal Your Body, Cure Your Mind: Leaky Gut, Adrenal Fatigue, Liver Detox, Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, Disease & Trauma. Mindfulness, Holistic Therapies, Nutrition & Food Diet (2017)
Cure your health issues, gut, liver, adrenals, depression, anxiety, mood, hormones, inflammation, skin and sexual issues quickly with this 5-times bestseller on nutrition, healthy foods, natural medicine, holistic therapies, mental health & trauma healing – written by one of the Top 43 voted naturopathic doctors and…
Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (Llewellyn’s Sourcebook Series) (Cunningham’s Encyclopedia Series) (1985)
Expanded and revised, this comprehensive guide features magical uses of over 400 herbs and plants from all parts of the world. With over 400,000 copies in print, this reference book is a must for all who perform natural magic. It features illustrations for easy identification of every herb, in additoin to common names, use, and rulership.
An antacid or an aspirin may soothe your pain, but it doesn’t cure the cause of your symptoms. Headaches, indigestion, fatigue, allergies, anxiety, eczema, high blood pressure, and other conditions are clues to a deeper imbalance in your body, and learning to read those clues is a key step in maintaining optimal health.
Learning Herbalism Workbook (2017)
If you are trying to learn herbalism but are frustrated or overwhelmed – THIS is for you! Answer the calling of learning herbal knowledge in a way that is easy-to-learn and empowers you to use plants in your life. Increase knowledge, confidence, and use of plants using worksheets that emphasize herbalism fundamentals, study strategies, and goal setting techniques.
Best Herbalism Books Worth Your Attention
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some herbalism books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Sacred Plant Medicine: The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism
Author(s): Stephen Harrod Buhner
ID: 2302322, Publisher: Bear & Company, Year: 24 Feb 2006, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Native American Herbalism Encyclopedia: Traditional Herbal Remedies & Recipes to Heal Common Ailments
Author(s): Amadahy, Wuti
ID: 2911118, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub
Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews
Author(s): Deatra Cohen, Adam Siegel
ID: 2955472, Publisher: North Atlantic Books, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.