It’s hard to imagine picking my favorite herbal books for beginners. There are way too many useful resources out there for me to choose just one or two! So, today, I’m sharing my entire herbal library…
But, before I do, I want to highly recommend that you buy physical, hard-copy books whenever possible. Especially when it comes to herbal medicine! If there is ever a power outage or the internet is down, you’ll want to have real books available for reference.
Currently, my herbal library consists of 29 books, with many more on my Amazon wish list!
There are just so many and honestly, I want them all!
A girl can dream…right?
Anyway…now that we got that out of the way, let’s move on to the good stuff! Here’s the books…
Herbal Books for Beginners
Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar
175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family
Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide by Rosemary Gladstar
Fire Cider by Rosemary Gladstar and Friends
101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made With Apple Cider Vinegar
Herbs for the Home Medicine Chest by Rosemary Gladstar
Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman, FNIMH, AHG
The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine
The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants by Andrew Chevallier
A practical reference guide to more than 550 key medicinal plants & their uses.
Herbal Remedies Handbook by Andrew Chevallier
More than 140 plant profiles and remedies for more than 50 common conditions.
The Herbalist’s Bible by Julie Bruton-Seal & Matthew Seal
John Parkinson’s Lost Classic – 82 Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses
Backyard Medicine by Julie Bruton-Seal & Matthew Seal
Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies
The New Healing Herbs by Michael Castleman
The essential guide to more than 130 of nature’s most potent herbal remedies.
Herbal Medic by Sam Coffman
A green beret’s guide to emergency medical preparedness and natural first aid.
The Cherokee Herbal by J. T. Garrett
Native plant medicine from the Four Directions.
Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How by Amy Rost
Useful practices, recipes and formulas for a lifetime of health.
The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Michael T. Murray, N.D. and Joseph Pizzorno, N. D.
The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants by The Department of the Army
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
A practical A to Z reference to drug-free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs & food supplements.
The Good Living Guide to Medicinal Tea by Jennifer Browne
50 Ways to Brew the Cure for What Ails You
The Good Living Guide to Natural & Herbal Remedies by Katolen Yardley
Simple salves, teas, tinctures and more.
Sweet Remedies: Healing Herbal Honeys by Dawn Combs
Promote Wellness – Relieve Stress – Boost Energy – Sleep Soundly
The Medicinal Gardener’s Handbook by Dede Cummings & Alyssa Holmes
A complete guide to growing, harvesting and using herbs.
The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies by Nicole Apelian, Ph. D & Claude Davis
The Healing Power of Plant Medicine.
Family Guide to Natural Medicine by Readers Digest
How to Stay Healthy the Natural Way
The Doctors Book of Home Remedies by The Editors of Prevention Health Books
Simple, doctor approved self-care solutions for 146 common health conditions
The Cure by Dr. Timothy Brantley
Heal Your Body, Save Your Life
Home Remedies from a Country Doctor by Jay Heinrichs, Dorothy Behlen Heinrichs & The Editors of Yankee Magazine
Healing wisdom from more than 250 rural doctors, nurses, midwives and herbalists.
Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements by Michael T. Murray, N. D.
Chicken Soup & Other Folk Remedies by Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen
Big Book of Miracle Cures by Corinne T. Netzer
Amazing scientific breakthroughs in vitamins, herbs and other alternative remedies tested and proven to prevent and treat dozens of illnesses.
As you can see, there’s a lot of herbal books for beginners. And this list doesn’t even come close to covering all of the books out there.
But, you don’t need to buy them all or even as many as I have shared here. I’ve been collecting these books for well over 15 years.
And you don’t need to buy them all new, either…
Save the money and buy your herbal books used on Amazon, at yard sales, thrift stores, used book stores or even the local library book sale.
You never know when you’ll need to know.
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Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.