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

Good Decisions Most of the Time
Danielle Brooks

Good Decisions…Most of the Time is not just another diet or nutrition book. It’s an adventure into the foundations of nutrition and the inner workings of your body, where even the smallest change can bring about a dramatic shift in how you look and feel.

If you have a vision of your best self, but have not been able to turn that vision into a reality, this book will give you the tools and information you need to achieve that vision. From the psychology of food to nutritional nuggets, Good Decisions will increase your ability to self-govern effectively around food, and teach you how to be in tune with your body and what it needs.

What You Will Learn:

• The foundations of nutrition
• How to deal with powerful emotions and food cravings
• Which foods increase mental clarity and which foods dull the mind
• How to eat to increase energy and vitality
• Which foods pack on the weight and which ones help you shed it
• Which foods decrease sex drive and which foods support it
• How hormonal imbalances affect sleep, energy, and mood, and how you can use food to bring hormones back into balance.

And much, much more!

Healing Medicine: A Complete Guide to Safer Healing
Steve Blake

Created in response to the growing need for a safer and more effective health care system, Healing Medicine provides natural self-care solutions that teach you how to create a lifetime of health without drugs. We need a new medical system that starts with guarding our health, continues with safer, natural approaches, and is completed with powerful medical techniques. Reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Learn to cleanse and strengthen body systems. Dozens of medicinal plants are introduced as part of integrated medicine Carefully researched with hundreds of references for further study. Avoid the secret dangers of food processing. Discover a deeper diagnosis that reveals the true causes of disease. Learn to avoid the perils of modern medicine. Find out how to prevent stress and dynamically relax. A very thorough analysis of the state of modern medicine...a very balanced approach - Charles Inlander, author of Medicine on Trial.

Healing With Aromatherapy
Marlene Ericksen

This comprehensive overview of the principles of aromatherapy is a guide through the world of essential oils: their history; their origins; and the many ways they can be used to treat a host of common conditions, including pain, menstrual disorders, digestive complaints, and children's ailments.

Healing With the Herbs of Life
Lesley Tierra

This completely revised and updated book takes a complex subject and makes it accessible. It synthesizes the great herbal traditions of China and India with Western herbology, and offers clear, concise explanations of how and why herbs heal. Step-by-step instructions for creating your own herbal remedies are given, as well as therapeutic approaches you can do at home, and easy-to-follow guidelines for gathering, preparing, purchasing, and storing herbs.

Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies
Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, Jonathan Treasure, and Dwight L. McKee

Presenting detailed, evidence-based coverage of the most commonly encountered therapeutic agents in modern clinical practice, this resource is designed to help you safely and effectively integrate herbal, nutrient, and drug therapy for your patients or clients. Combining pharmaceuticals with herbs or supplements may complement or interfere with a drugs therapeutic action or may increase adverse effects. Additionally, drug-induced depletion of nutrients can occur. Comprehensive clinical data, quick-reference features, and the insight and expertise of trusted authorities help you gain a confident understanding of how herbal remedies and nutritional supplements interact with pharmaceuticals and develop safe, individualized treatment strategies for your patients.

Herbal Allies: My Journey with Plant Medicine
Robert Rogers, RH (AHG)

Twenty plants, including familiar trees like the aspen, birch, spruce, and poplar, as well as lesser-known plants like Labrador tea, cow parsnip, and buffalo berry, form the soul of herbalist Robert Rogers’s medicine kit. Herbal Allies chronicles the journey that led Rogers to become an herbalist and shares his deep knowledge of the plants that shaped his practice. The author weaves personal experience, observations, knowledge from indigenous healers, and many years of expertise from his practice as a professional herbalist and clinical professor to present a unique and fascinating narrative that not only limns one man's vital connection to plants but also provides invaluable information on effectively using plant medicine for the prevention and treatment of a variety of health conditions.

Herbal Body Book
Jeanne Rose

A second edition, here is the book that takes over where "Herbs & Things" leaves off.  This book is the second in the Jeanne Rose Herbal Series*, covering the plants that are used externally for a healthy, natural and beautiful body. The recipes cover caring for the face, hair and body perfect for aromatherapists and casual users alike.

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.

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