There's nothing like a book to light up your mind. My library is increasing day-by-day. I will share my books here with you in the hopes that we can strengthen your Herbal knowledge as I have strengthened mine over the years. I'll share some links that I have found helpful here, too. It will be a hodge-podge of knowledge. Share and Enjoy!
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE HERBAL MEDICINE
Richo Cech presents medicine making in a sweet quirky way with illustrations by his daughter Sena. Since I am both sweet and quirky, this book is well-thumbed. PLANT MEDICINE by Richo Cech
James Green presents medicine- making in THE HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKER'S HANDBOOK A Home Manual. James takes the apothecary and levity to a new level. You will enjoy reading this book and learning its secrets.
If you want to study Southern Herbal Medicine, look for: SOUTHERN FOLK MEDICINE by my friend Phyllis D. Light- One of the two Herbal Traditions developed in the U.S. [Healing Traditions From the Appalachian Fields and Forests] Oral traditions passed down by mouth through generations of herbalists and healers.
HERBAL ANTIBIOTICS by STEVEN HERROD BRUHNER Pharmaceutical antibiotics are increasingly powerless to deter the tenacious spread of bacterial infections. "These ideas bridge traditional herbalism, modern phytotherapy, and laboratory clinical research. " [David Hoffmann] THE GIFT OF HEALING HERBS by ROBIN ROSE BENNETT "Green treasures from Mother Earth." Plant Medicines and Home Remedies for a Vibrantly Healthy Life.
HERBS FOR PETS by MARY L. WULFF-TILFORD & GREGORY L TILFORD Helping both pet lovers and veterinarians provide natural healthy care for their pets. A wonderful guide to natural healing for your loving pets.
PRACTICAL HERB GARDEN by JESSICA HOUDRET A comprehensive A-Z directory and gardener's guide to growing HERBS successfully. Two of my favorites that are not pictured here are those of Matthew Wood: THE EARTHTWISE HERBAL A Complete Guide to Old World Medicine From his repertoire of tens of thousands of cases, Matthew talks of the plants themselves- their individual "essences." He discusses "simpling" the use of individual Herbs devoted to the "doctrine of signatures." Matthew explains and broadens historical [European] applications and traditional uses of Herbal Energetics. AND THE EARTHWISE HERBAL A Complete Guide to New World Medicine. In a most engaging way, Matthew discusses the six tissue states; Herbs of North America; and historical and traditional anecdotes to share his knowledge of the old masters and new friends. These Companion Guides are a joy to study.