Member Books

In this section of our website we welcome the chance to publicize books that are written (or edited) by  members of the American Herbalists Guild. If you would like to add your book(s) to this page, please send the following items to

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375 Essential Oils And Hydrosols
Jeanne Rose

Jeanne details the aromatic world in a new light!  In this book she combines ancient and modern biochemical knowledge with decades of her own hands-on involvement in aroma and body products, natural cosmetics, and medicines to make a wonderful whole.

475 Herbal and Aromatherapy Recipes
Demetria Clark

475 Herbal and Aromatherapy Recipes is a herbal formulary written by Demetria Clark. Find recipes for over 475 herbal and aromatherapy formulas. This book includes everything from skin care to keeping your house in order. Demetria is a North American herbalist specializing in herbals for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, nursing and children. She is a traditional family herbalist. She has worked with families for over 20 years as an herbalist, aromatherapist, midwife, doula and traditional medicine maker. She works extensively in the US and Europe, blending the two traditions.

A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs: Herbal Formulations for the Individual Patient
Kerry Bone

This clinical guide and practical reference is ideal for those who use and combine liquid herbal remedies for the individual needs of the patient. With three introductory chapters, 125 monographs, and various glossaries and appendices, it covers the fundamental concepts of using liquid herbals, including how the remedies are made, quality issues, and dosage guidelines. The monographs include full prescribing information that covers actions, indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions, interactions, side effects, dosage, traditional usage, pharmacological research, clinical studies, and full references. 

A Kid's Herb Book
Lesley Tierra

An herbal for teaching kid's of all ages about the wonderful lore and uses of herbs. While not a new book it is newly presented on this site and should be of interest to many who would like to introduce young children to the wonderful world of herbs. This book is beautifully illustrated with fanciful herbal stories and songs by Michael Tierra.

Alternative Medicine Magazine’s Definitive Guide to Weight Loss
Ellen Kamhi

Dr. Ellen Kamhi outlines a complete weight-loss and weight-management program that features detoxification, eating a whole-foods diet, choosing the right fats, kicking food addictions, and getting and staying motivated. In the face of fad diets, this authoritative and commonsense guide helps each dieter create a healthier lifestyle and a slimmer figure in the process. Includes new ideas for overcoming every diet challenge, from a sluggish thyroid to sugar cravings. Featuring 20 healthy recipes, a menu-based eating plan to jumpstart the diet, and effective at-home exercises.

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Monographs
Roy Upton, AHG

Forget about German commision E monographs or any others produced elsewhere. This is a monumental work in progress each monograph numbering approximately 30 pages on a single herb in beautiful full color. These individual monographs constitute a definitive resource for manufacturers, authors and others who have special interest in specific herbs. Complete detailed presentation from the most current scientific to ancient traditional usage of a select number of important herbs in trade. Presently available: Hawthorn Leaf with Flower; Valerian Root; Astragalus Monograph; Schisandra Berry;Reishi Mushroom; Goldenseal root; Bilberry Fruit; Ashwagandha; Black cohosh; Black Haw Bark; Chaste Tree Fruit; Cranberry Fruit; Willow Bark; Hawthorn Leaf and Flower and many others to come. These beautiful monographs are produced with industry sponsorship with no controls over content. The major sponsor is Ira Goldberg, president of Threshold enterprises who ongoingly endows Roy and his full staff of collaborators from around the world to produce these outstanding monographs. It is a major contribution worthy of our full support. 

Arthritis, the Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide
Ellen Kamhi & Eugene Zampieron

This indispensable reference features the latest alternative approaches to diagnosing, treating, and preventing arthritis. It also details how to pinpoint the underlying factors leading to arthritis and includes proven and nontoxic ways to heal or manage arthritis naturally and without the risk of serious side effects.

Body Balance
KP Khalsa

Herbalist and educator Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa explains pH's pivotal role in maintaining optimum health, shows how to evaluate your own pH levels, and then offers a multitude of ways to achieve this balance naturally and easily. He reveals why most Americans' pH levels are far too acidic and demonstrates how pH balancing is critical for proper cellular function. You'll learn the hundreds of foods that can help you correct pH in the short term and long term, and which foods and supplements provide specific relief for such common ailments as asthma, indigestion, hypertension, joint pain, and more.

Clinical Botanical Medicine
Eric Yarnell, Kathy Abascal, and Carol Hooper

Unlike many herbal texts, this one does not strive for completeness but instead considers a limited number of important conditions and herbs in great depth, reviewing not only the herbs with substantial research support but also discussing modern application of traditional herbalism including overlooked and underused but still effective herbs. This text aims to deepen and broaden clinical knowledge not serve as an encyclopedic reference.

Conceiving Healthy Babies An Herbal Guide to Support Preconception, Pregnancy and Lactation
Dawn Combs

Healthy babies don't just happen. The lifestyle of the prospective parents is a crucial factor in promoting fertility and ensuring a successful pregnancy. But the average North American diet is saturated with processed foods, and environmental toxins are rampant - we must take responsibility for what we put into and onto our bodies to create optimum conditions for the childbearing year.

Drawing on the author's own personal triumph over infertility, Conceiving Healthy Babies is a unique herbal guide geared to helping couples achieve balance in preconception, pregnancy, lactation and beyond. Its individualized approach to fertility explains the importance of:

Understanding, accepting and celebrating our own bodies
Basing our diets on organic, nutrient-dense foods that have been traditionally prepared
Using whole plants in their original form for their medicinal benefits.
Packed with detailed information on hundreds of different herbs, with a focus on their roles in building healthy babies, this comprehensive manual is a roadmap to wellbeing. The reference guide is rounded out by complete information on herbal use before, during and post-pregnancy, and special attention is paid to supporting nursing and lactation. Whether you have experienced challenges in conceiving or just want to ensure that your pregnancy is as natural and uncomplicated as possible, Conceiving Healthy Babies is an indispensable guide.


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