Wondering what some of our favorite books are on the subject of herbalism?
Then look no further than the list below!
Of course all of the books in our store are one's we enjoy using, but this is a good list to get you started on building your own herbal library
- The Herb Book by John Lust
- Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel
- Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb
- Peterson’s Field Guide: Medicinal Plants of Eastern/Central U.S. by Steven Foster & James A. Duke
- Peterson’s Field Guide: Medicinal Plants of Western U.S. by Christopher Hobbs, Steven Foster, & Roger Tory Peterson
- Healing with the Herbs of Life by Lesley Tierra
- Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier
- Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide by Rosemary Gladstar
- Body Into Balance by Maria Groves
- The Gift of Healing Herbs by Robin Rose Bennett
- The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra
- The Yoga of Herbs by David Frawley and Vasant Lad
- The Ayurveda Bible by Anne McIntyre
- The Herbalist’s Way by Nancy Phillips
- Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann
- The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism by Matthew Wood
- The Earthwise Herbal: Old World Medicinal Plants by Matthew Wood
- The Earthwise Herbal: New World Medicinal Plants by Matthew Wood
Besides having a few good books on hand, online resources can also be a huge help.
If you are looking for an affordable online resource to consult, The Herbarium is the perfect tool to assist you.
Articles, videos, media, and the exclusive plant monograph database are all available for your use and enjoyment as part of this membership resource designed by herbalists, for herbalists. Learn more about The Herbarium here.
If you are looking for an in-person herbal education program than the Equinox Center of Herbal Studies located in our home town of Fort Collins, CO is the place to go.
Other online resources include the websites of reputable herbalists, online texts, and online databases. We list a few of our favorite free resources below:
- Classic herbal texts scanned online at Henriette’s Herbal Homepage
- Classic herbal texts and so much more on Michael Moore’s webpage
- WHO Monographs
- Native American Ethnobotany Database
- Digital collection of herbal books at National Library of Medicine
- USDA PLANTS database
- Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder
- Flora of North America
- Dr. Jim Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database
- University of Maryland Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide