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

  • Book title, author(s), and year of publication
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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 Cree Healer and his Medicine Bundle
David Young, Robert Rogers and Russell Willier, 2015

With the rise of urban living and the digital age, many North American healers are recognizing that traditional medicinal knowledge must be recorded before being lost with its elders. A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle is a historic document, including nearly 200 color photos and maps, in that it is the first in which a native healer has agreed to open his medicine bundle to share in writing his repertoire of herbal medicines and where they are found. Providing information on and photos of medicinal plants and where to harvest them, anthropologist David E. Young and botanist Robert D. Rogers chronicle the life, beliefs, and healing practices of Medicine Man Russell Willier in his native Alberta, Canada. Despite being criticized for sharing his knowledge, Willier later found support in other healers as they began to realize the danger that much of their traditional practices could die out with them.

With Young and Rogers, Willier offers his practices here for future generations. At once a study and a guide, A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle touches on how indigenous healing practices can be used to complement mainstream medicine, improve the treatment of chronic diseases, and lower the cost of healthcare. The authors discuss how mining, agriculture, and forestry are threatening the continued existence of valuable wild medicinal plants and the role of alternative healers in a modern health care system. Sure to be of interest to ethnobotanists, medicine hunters, naturopaths, complementary and alternative health practitioners, ethnologists, anthropologists, and academics, this book will also find an audience with those interested in indigenous cultures and traditions.

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.

Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal
Rosalee de la Forêt

Alchemy of Herbs will show you how to transform common ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. What were once everyday flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary. While using herbs can often seem complicated or costly, this book offers a way to learn that’s as simple and inexpensive as cooking dinner.

With the guidance of herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt, you’ll understand how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family. In addition to offering dozens of inspiring recipes, Rosalee examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics.

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. 

Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding
Demetria Clark

This comprehensive sourcebook explains how essential oils and herbal remedies can provide natural, alternative solutions to the myriad health care needs that arise during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Let the experienced hand of aromatherapist and midwife Demetria Clark guide you through exploring the safe, gentle, and effective treatments for conditions specific to this transformative time of life.
Essential oils, the keystones of aromatherapy, can be inhaled or used in topical preparations. Herbal remedies can also be used topically in a variety of formulations and can be taken internally via lozenges, syrups, teas, and tinctures. Demetria provides instructions for a wide range of aromatherapy and herbal remedies that can be easily prepared and used at home. In addition, she carefully outlines which essential oils and herbs are safe to use (and which aren't) for each stage of this amazing process, from pregnancy, labor, and birth to breastfeeding and recuperating from delivery.
Demetria offers expert advice on how to select, use, and store essential oils, along with valuable information on how to purchase, grow, harvest, and even wildcraft plants. An endlessly valuable resource, this book is sure to be cherished and passed down through the generations.

Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Healing (Live Healthy Now)
Demetria Clark

Aromatherapy is the practice of using scent to stimulate a healing response for remedying physical, emotional, and mental health issues. These recipes and tips can be used to promote overall health, emotional well-being and cosmetic use.

Essential oils, formed from the aromatic compounds found in flowers, seeds, stems, roots, leaves, and fruits, can be used in the bath, in skin care products, topical uses like massage, lotions and sprays, and in diffusers for application in the air. Aromatherapy covers how to use essential oils safely and effectively and provides recipes for combinations of scents for specific health needs.

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.