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 office@americanherbalistsguild.com:

  • Book title, author(s), and year of publication
  • A link (internet or postal address) to where the book can be obtained
  • A cover of the book in .JPEG or TIFF format

Herbal Constituents: Foundations of Phytochemistry
Lisa Ganora

Herbal Constituents is a unique addition to the botanical medicine literature. Written in a down-to-Earth style by a traditional herbalist with extensive training in chemistry and botany, this book is designed for anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of how medicinal plants work. Herbal Constituents presents the most important concepts and the latest research on phytochemical compounds in medicinal plants. After a concise and well-organized outline of herbal constituents, the book presents a detailed and thoroughly referenced chapter for each of the major categories. Each chapter contains numerous illustrations and explanations of the botanical occurrence and physiological activities of the constituents, and is based on up-to-date research considered in the context of traditional usage. Finally, Herbal Constituents offers an extensive illustrated glossary with some 250 entries that will be helpful for those needing to review some of the most relevant concepts and terminology from organic and biochemistry.

Herbal Defense: Positioning Yourself to Triumph Over Illness and Aging
Robyn Landis & Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa 1997

With Herbal Defense, bestselling fitness author Royn Landis teams up with master herbalist Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, to offer a guide to herbal remedies for everyday ailments.

Herbal Healing for Children
Demetria Clark

Master herbalist Demetria Clark provides parents with safe, effective, natural alternatives to conventional medicines which often have negative side effects. This easy to follow, hands-on, practical guide shows how to use herbal remedies to resolve common childhood health issues: simple teas for tummy aches, drops for earaches, treatments for eczema and diaper rash, and much more. Readers are given an introduction to herbal medicine, an explanation of how each herb works and what conditions it treats, a guide to herbal staples for daily use and first aid, and an alphabetical listing of childhood illnesses along with their remedies. Readers are also shown how to gather, preserve, and store herbs, and make their own herbal teas, decoctions, infusions, and salves. Also included are resources on everything from buying and growing herbs to locating an herbalist.

Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth
Sharol Tilgner

A wonderful book for the budding herbalist as well as an excellent resource for the experienced clinician. The author has combined her triple skills as a physician, farmer and herbal medicine maker into this easy to use and unique book. You will learn how to make herbal medicines and treat many common health conditions with 107 different herbs and 102 different compound formulas. This book is broad enough in scope that it contains within it enough material for 3 books. “

Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer
Donald Yance

More and more people who have been diagnosed with cancer or related illnesses embrace alternative medicines, and seek out holistic practitioners who use vitamins, herbs, nutrition, homeopathy, and acupuncture to treat the disease. This long-awaited book by Donald Yance--one of the nation's most respected herbalists--is a major contribution to the literature of natural healing and cancer.

Herbal Therapeutics: Specific Indications for Herbs & Herbal Formulas
David Winston

A concise, practical guide to the use of many individual herbs and herbal formulas, including both teas and tinctures. The information is based on David's years of clinical experience and the book is of benefit to the layperson or the professional.

Herbal Therapy & Supplements: A Scientific & Traditional Approach
David Winston

A unique, handbook-sized, clinical reference that provides easily accessible and clinically relevant monographs of herbs and nutritional supplements for use by all health care providers. This quick-access reference provides assessment guidelines to assist the provider in monitoring for adverse effects, toxicity, or drug-herb interactions.. The monographs provide information regarding action, current use, pharmacokinetics, toxicity, contraindications, side effects, long-term safety, and use in pregnancy/lactation/children. The monographs also include extensive listings of references and research for each herb and supplement. This extremely thorough and user friendly book gives the reader exactly what he or she needs to use herbal medicine with assurance. 

Herbs & Influenza: How herbs used in the 1918 flu pandemic can be effective today
Kathy Abascal, JD, RH (AHG)

The Eclectic physicians successfully treated victims of the 1889 and the 1918 influenza pandemics with herbs. This book describes in detail the plants they used, how they determined which herb to use, and how they dosed the medicine. The book also covers current uses of these plants as well as existing research and safety data. 194 pages, 16 illustrations, 5 photographs.

Herbs & Things (2nd Edition)
Jeanne Rose

The premier herbal that started the New Age (new & old) interest in the herbal wisdom of the past.  A compendium of practical and exotic herbal lore. (in NEW "Retro" Green & Purple Cover!)

Herbs for All
Merry Lycett Harrison, RH (AHG)

Herbs for All is for everyone who is curious about herbs and wants to learn more about them. Written by a highly qualified and experienced teacher and herbal practitioner, it answers a wide variety of questions and offers useful information, recipes, advice and tips to cooks, gardeners and those seeking reliable information on the benefits of herbs in diet and healthcare.

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