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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Natural Medicine: What You Need To Know To Make It Work For You!
Pat O'Brien, CAY, CCH, AADP, AHG

Learn very specific and detailed clinical/practitioner level advice on diagnosing, treating, and reversing disease using herbal medicine and nutrition/diet, how to spot disease patterns including early symptoms that indicate the beginning of the disease process, and one's genetic predisposition towards disease!  Clinical treatment recommendations are covered.

Natural Therapy for Your Liver
Christopher Hobbs

Natural Therapy for Your Liver offers practical, up-to-date information about effective ways to regain and maintain optimal liver health. As liver disease has skyrocketed to the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, this timely guide is needed more than ever. The book details: clinically tested herbal remedies for a variety of liver-related ailments, from hepatitis C and cirrhosis to acne and PMS; therapeutic liver flushes, cleanses, and other natural methods for maintaining liver health; specific dietary recommendations for ten different liver-related disorders, and much more.

Peterson Field Guide for Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs
Christopher Hobbs & Steven Foster

Christopher is easily the most prolific writer among all herbalists. He is a California state licensed acyupuncturist,skilled in both Western and Chinese herbal medicine. He is also a botanist and scientist. Presently he is a new father of a beautiful son, Orion by his lovely partner, Junko, who is of Japanese descent. Of no small accomplishment, Christopher, together with herbalist, Steven Foster completed the landmark Peterson Field Guide for Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs published by Houghton Mifflin. This is a phenomenally beautiful 443 page book crammed full of some 500 species of herbs with 530 beautiful color photographs. It is ideal to take on a hike through any of the Western states both for both identification as well as traditional usage. 

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)


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