A Beginner Herbalist’s Bookshelf


When starting your herbal studies, a good resource book is gold. Unless you live under the same roof as a master herbalist, you will need to start an herbal library.  Crafting your Materia Medica from credible sources will give your herbalist practice a solid foundation. This a quick beginner’s list to start your herbal bookshelf.  Let us know if you have read any of these or if there are any we should add!   

1.  Medicinal Herbalism: Hoffman

2.  Herbal Healing for Women:  Rosemary Gladstar 

3.  Herbal Healing for Men:  Rosemary Gladstar

4. Braiding the Sweetgrass:  Robin Wall Kimmerer

5. The Book of Herbal Wisdom:  Matthew Wood

6. Nutritional Herbology: Pendersen


7. Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine: Foster and Johnson

8. Prescription for Nutritional Healing: Phyllis A. Balch

9. Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing: Michelle Lee

10. The Way of Herbs:  Michael Tierra

11. The Modern Herbal: Margaret Grieve

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