Book For The Botanically Curious

Herbal Medicine Books

 

Breast Cancer, Breast Health The Wise Woman Way
by Susun Weed (358pp) 1996
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Powerful, poetic, empowering and of course controversial. Susun Weed presents a most timely and valuable perspective on breast cancer/health informed by her research and resource gathering over 25 years. Includes great information on prevention as well as suggestions and support for women "dancing with cancer". Highly recommended.
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The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Holistic Herbal
by David Hoffman (256pp) 2002
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Beautifully illustrated with 300 full-color photographs, this comprehensive guide to the use of herbal medicine covers treatment of a wide range of complaints and diseases, gathering herbs, and preparing remedies. Includes a detailed section on the systems of the body, and the herbs which restore and heal associated complaints. Full of beautiful full color photographs for easy botanical identity and to help guide you through your step by step exploration into herbal medicine.
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From Earth to Herbalist
by Gregory L. Tilford (248pp) 1998
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Practical Earth-conscious guide to the wildharvesting and collection of medicinal plants, (with foreword by Rosemary Gladstar). 52 North American medicinal herbs are featured in this volume, emphasizing the principles of ethical wilcrafting and how to identify, harvest, handle and propagate herbs. Also focuses on how to make and use remedies from the plants featured. Spectacular color photographs.
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The Green Pharmacy
by James Duke (617pp) 1997paperback
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From one of our most revered herbalists comes this concise little book with an A-Z format covering over 120 herbal treatments for health conditions. An authoritive, readable guide written from an enjoyable and at times humorous point of view. From Age-old folk remedies to up-to-date studies, this handy reference manual will prove a useful volume for both novice and experienced herbalists.
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The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook
by James Duke ( pp) 2000 paperback
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A concise little A-Z book that covers 180 medicinal herbs. Easily read and understood, this handy reference manual is a helpful ally for both novice and experienced herbalists.
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Green Tea Book
by Diana Rosen (155 pp) 1999
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An exciting read! chock-full of fascinating facts on the history of fine tea drinking and how it has become refined into an art. Vivid, and accurate with descriptive chapters on the history of tea, the different means of harvest, preparation, varieties, and the ceremonial value of tea drinking. If you need to have an invaluable tea reference for your library this is certainly the book to have.
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Healing Tonics
by Jeanine Pollak (154 pp) 2000
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A fabulous look into the world of healing tonics, teas, decoctions and other herbal drinks. Extensive coverage into the many ways to prepare herbal drinks, the most popular and beneficial botanicals to use and their effects on the body.
Includes profiles and guest recipes from many noted herbalists including Rosemary Gladstar, Christopher Hobbs, James Green, Kami McBride and many others!
A great book for beginners and an equally delightful book for the advanced herbal beverage enthusiast.
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Healing Wise
by Susun Weed (295pp) 1989
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A gift of herbal wisdom. Outstanding herbal from the feminine intuitive mode of healing. Explains and compares three traditions of healing; Scientific, Heroic and Wise Woman which she discusses in detail.
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Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook
by James Green (360pp)
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The most practical home manual for any novice user of herbal medicine. This is an extraordinarily entertaining and informative guide on the basic preparation of herbal medicines, with very detailed recipes and instructions. Covers growing, gathering, drying, curing, and how to make extracts, glycerites, salves, lotions, elixirs, and much more! A must have for any herbal student and home medicine maker.
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The Herb Tea Book
by Susan Clotfelter (128pp) 1998
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Blending, brewing and savouring teas for every mood and occasion. Informative book includes 40 recipes from cancer-fighting green teas to trendy chais.
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Herbal Handbook
by David Hoffman (240pp) 1998
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User's guide to medical herbalism. Comprehensive, up-to-date and extremely practical. Herbal prescriptions for minor and serious illnesses organized by "body systems" for quick and easy reference.
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Herbal Healing for Women
by Rosemary Gladstar (303pp) 1993
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Simple home remedies for women of all ages. A wonderful combination of sound, effective and proven herbal remedies blended with folk wisdom and Rosemary's charismatic charm and energy. Includes step-by step instructions on preparing remedies and an informative "Materia Medica".
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The Herbal Home Remedy Book
by Joyce A Wardwell (160pp) 1998
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Clear, detailed and comprehensive recipes for tinctures, teas, salves, wines & syrups. Learn 25 common herbs and use them to make a wide range of herbal preparations. Lots of information blended with Native American stories. Excellent introduction to making herbal medicines.
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Herbal Medicines from the Heart of the Earth
by Sharol Tilgner ND (384 pp.) 1999
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Practical and accessible for student or expert, this excellent guide and formulary is packed with useful information. Medicinal uses of 170 herbs with dosages, active constituents and contraindications. Herbal formulas organized by body systems, how to make extracts and dictionaries of properties, actions and preparations. Recommended!
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Herbal Remedies for Women
by Amanda McQuade Crawford (304pp) 1997
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Each section of this easy-to-use reference begins with a health concern, discusses conventional treatments, then explores natural alternatives, including nutritional & herbal guidelines that treat the whole woman.
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A Kids Herb Book
by Lesley Tierra (264 pp) 2000
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This is a positively delightful book, packed with 264 pages of illustrations, charming herb facts, coloring pages, herb check lists, funny stories, herbal bed time stories, a "how to make" section, herbal mythology written for kids, and a plethora of engaging herbal information for the young ones. So fun, even we had a hard time putting it down!
Highly recommended!
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Making Plant Medicines
by Richo Cech (282pp) 2000
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Extraordinarily detailed, simple to use, thorough and humorous. A wonderful medicine-making book. Includes easy and expert recipes for making tinctures, glycerines, succi, syrup, salves etc. Also contains invaluable information including a gardeners formulary covering cultivation, conservation status, uses, formulas and contraindications.
Terrific book, a popular reference here at Mountain Rose.
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A Modern Herbal - two volume set
by Mrs. Grieve (902pp) 1981
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Classic herbal encyclopedia loved by both beginners & advanced students of herbology. Wonderful reading, highly informative. With information on cultivation, medical properties, economic uses and folklore. An HTML version is avaliable at ViableHealth.com, under A Modern Herbal.
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The New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way
by Susun Weed (280pp) 2002
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A wonderful resource for every woman. An encouraging, practical and poetic approach to all aspects of menopause. If you or anyone you know is approaching or experiencing menopause...get this book.
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Rosemary Gladstarís Family Herbal
by Rosemary Gladstar (400 pp/Hardcover) 2001
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A remarkable and reaffirming book that warms the heart and confirms the spirit of those closely connected to plants and the medicine they share. Rarely do we meet with such gifted words and this book has clearly described the very essence of herbalism and its "built-in" benevolence. This is a delightful guide to a green lifestyle that will help you, your families, and your loved ones live healthier, happier and more harmonious lives. Full of herbal history, personal stories, herb usage, plant profiles, and stunning photographs. A magnificent 400 page herbal masterpiece that is a must have for all of us.
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The School of Natural Healing
by Dr. John Christopher (724pp) 1996 Hardcover
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Popular reference volume on herbal therapy for teacher, student and practitioner. Expanded and revised 20th anniversary edition is a must for your herbal medicine library.
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The Way of Herbs
by Michael Tierra (378pp) 1998
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This definitive herbal (revised edition) combines herbology of both Eastern & Western cultures. Explains the use of herbs in a very understandable and usable form.
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Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
by Susun Weed (171pp) 1986
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Herbal remedies and ideas from before pregnancy to childbirth, and into the child's first year. How to prepare your own formulas. Thorough, highly recommended.
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Womenís Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
by Tori Hudson (370 pp) 1999
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An herbal approach to combining conventional and complementary medicine. Very informative, protocol oriented book on female health conditions. Recommended for serious herbal students, curious women, those seeking alternative means of healing, and it makes a great gift to your conventional health practitioner!
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The Rosemary Gladstar Book Collection

Since 1972, Rosemary Gladstar has been sharing her botanical knowledge, experience, charismatic charm, and love of herbs as an educator, activist, and entrepreneur.
United Plant Savers, the International Herb Symposium, the California School of Herbal Studies, and Mountain Rose Herbs are among the projects this vibrant green-blessed woman has founded. This series of books has been recently added to her repertoire of projects, and they are highly recommended as the perfect primer for beginners. A fabulous line of literature offering simple and sensible ways to relieve illness and improve wellness with herbs and natural therapies. Lots of recipes too! (73-91 pages each.)

Herbs for Reducing Stress & Anxiety
by Rosemary Gladstar
An herbal approach to combining conventional and complementary medicine. Very informative, protocol oriented book on female health conditions. Recommended for serious herbal students, curious women, those seeking alternative means of healing, and it makes a great gift to your conventional health practitioner!
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Herbs for Natural Beauty
by Rosemary Gladstar
Rosemary's own 5-step skin care program. All natural recipes for skin care, bath, massage, and hair products, plus tips for highlighting with henna.
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Herbs for the Medicine Chest
by Rosemary Gladstar
Instructions for making teas, syrups, salves, pills, and baths, and creating your own natural first aid kit. Simple, effective remedies for common ailments such as burns, colds and flu, cuts, fevers, headaches, and digestive problems.
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Herbs for Longevity & Well-Being
by Rosemary Gladstar
Up-to-date information about herbs, superfoods, and supplements to promote wellness and long life.
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Herbal Remedies for Men's Health
by Rosemary Gladstar
Increase energy, potency, strength, and mental clarity. Guidelines for good health including diet, exercise, stress reduction, and herbal remedies.
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Herbal Remedies for Children's Health
by Rosemary Gladstar
Recipes and treatments for children's illnesses like colic, fever, stomach distress, and the common cold. Easy-to-use children's dosage chart for maximum effectiveness and safety.
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