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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Planetary Herbology
Michael Tierra

A major work integrating the herbal traditions of the East with those of the West by the bestselling author of "The Way of Herbs." This practical handbook and reference guide is a landmark publication in this field. For unprecedented usefulness in practical applications, the author provides a comprehensive listing of the more than 400 medicinal herbs available in the west, classified according to their chemical constituents, properties and actions, indicated uses and suggested dosages.

Practical Herbs
Henriette Kress

Henriette's first herb book in English, "Practical Herbs" was released on November 18, 2011. It's a wonderfully practical book on medicinal plants and their various uses.

Practical Herbs 2
Henriette Kress

Henriette's second herb book in English, "Practical Herbs 2" was released on November 28, 2013. It's every bit as good as "Practical Herbs".

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy
Simon Mills & Kerry Bone

This book provides a detailed, practical and, where possible, research-based rationale for the use of herbal treatments in a wide variety of clinical conditions and problems. Through the filter of current scientific literature, the authors have reevaluated traditional use of herbal remedies and present realistic guidelines for modern practice. A uniquely authoritative guide to applying herbal medicines as serious options for the treatment of some of the most troublesome conditions seen today.

Saw Palmetto
David Winston

Saw palmetto, best known today for easing prostate discomfort, has been used for generations to treat a vast array of ailments in men and women. This powerful herb boosts the immune and endocrine systems and combats male and female infertility, ovarian pain and cysts, urinary tract and lung problems, weak libido, anorexia, cystic acne and possibly even male baldness. 

Secret Medicines from Your Garden: Plants for Healing, Spirituality, and Magic
Ellen Evert Hopman

Not just another reference book! Hopman uses narrative to draw us into her world and introduces us to the plants she knows so well. It was the spirit of St. Francis who led her to her calling. In a small church which he helped to build, she heard a voice telling her to work with plants. She heeded the calling, setting out on a journey guided only by the plants themselves. Now she is introducing readers to the properties and uses of her special plant allies. My favorite section is the one on the “doctrine of signatures” which uses plant/leaf formation, habitat preferences, smell, color, and taste to determine the special properties of the plant. Part Four of the book takes a scientific turn. It begins with a concise treatise on formula making, followed by an extensive chart of the prescriptive qualities of plants, a glossary of contraindications for herbal remedies, and a resource list. Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

In Secret Medicines from Your Garden, Ellen Evert Hopman takes the reader on a fascinating tour of various facets of herbalism:  In part one, "A Wildcrafting Primer," we learn about medicinal and delicious plants to harvest in each season, as well as cold and flu care and plants to repel insects.  In part two we meet animal spirit medicines, herbal astrology, plant spirits, and more.  Part three encourages us to enjoy nature's bounty from honey to hedgerows, and includes two full chapters on tree medicine.  Part four brings the reader into some finer points of formulation and developing protocols, including the details of William LeSassier's method of formulation.  Drawing on many traditions, this book is likely to have something for everyone!
Kristen – Phoenix Books

The Aromatherapy Book
Jeanne Rose

"Few contemporary herbalists have made as many respected contributions to herbal literature as Jeanne Rose.  This herbal entrepreneur and teacher has been at the forefront of the modern herbal renaissance since she began writing herb books twenty years ago." (Kate Carter Frederick, author of The Herb Companion)

The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety
Simon Mills & Kerry Bone

Winner of American Botanical Council's 2005 James A. Duke Botanical Literature Award, the Essential Guide to Herbal Safety offers a balanced and objective perspective on the principles of herbal medicine safety as well as the complex challenges relating to self-prescribed or professionally prescribed herbal medications and supplements. With contributions from leading international practitioners and authorities, it contains comprehensive reviews, in monograph format, of the published safety data for 125 common herbs. You'll also find coverage of issues of quality, interactions, adverse reactions, toxicity, allergy, contact sensitivity, and idiosyncratic reactions. 

The Essential Herbal for Natural Health: How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family
Holly Bellebuono

This friendly guide to herbal medicine-making addresses common health issues and shows, step-by-step, how to make and use natural remedies for healing. Based on Holly's nearly two decades of herbal medicine and women's natural health experience, this guidebook profiles 13 Essential Herbs with descriptions of identification, harvest, preparation, and use for women, men, infants and children, and teenagers. Charmingly illustrated with more than 200 recipes and protocols.

The Fungal Pharmacy
Robert Rogers

The Fungal Pharmacy is a valuable resource to mycologists, researchers, oncologists, environmentalists, ecologists, wildcrafters, scientists and herbalists interested in medicinal mushrooms. In a recent book review, Dr. Solomon Wasser, editor in chief of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms wrote: "The Fungal Pharmacy is a short encyclopedic review of the species biodiversity of medicinal mushrooms of Western Canada. The importance of the book is not limited to Western Canada; it is also useful for all of North America. The general information contained in this book is useful to all those interested in medicinal mushrooms. In this book, the reader can find information on the medicinal properties of approx. 300 species. I would strongly recommend this unique book without hesitation to medical mycologists, botanists, plant pathologists, professionals, and amateurs. I am using this book extensively in teaching mycology, especially medicinally mushrooms, to university students."


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