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

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 (foreword by Matthew Wood)

In Secret Medicines from Your Garden, master herbalist and lore mistress Ellen Evert Hopman shares some of her herbal healing wisdom with her own distinct stamp of individuality, elevating this book above and beyond a simple reference book. What takes shape in these pages is a holistic resource for herbalists comprising herbal lore, recipes, and personal anecdotes, making this an ideal companion for anyone seeking an herbal mentor.
Rather than offering an appendix of herb names and functions (many are present, and the reader can skim them in some parts), readers get to experience them with Hopman as she retells parts of her journey with plants. In this way, the teaching in this book is alive. Herbalist and author Matthew Wood notes in the foreword, “we feel the thread of the writer’s experience and life running through the pages, unifying diverse lessons into a flowing and almost living narrative,” and the result is pretty empowering.
Hopman provides instructions for the “triangle” formula-making system of her mentor, William LeSassier, to help the reader make custom herbal remedies tailored to a person’s unique strengths and weaknesses. She writes that recording this formula and sharing it was one of her major impetuses for writing the book. The 18-part system aims to help herbal practitioners design a balanced approach for long-term prescribing, combining cleansing herbs, building herbs, and tonic herbs in the right proportions.
Hopman’s Secret Medicines from Your Garden takes the secrecy out of herbal medicine, and makes it accessible and straightforward for readers of all gardening prowess and healing needs.

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."

The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies (2016)
Katolen Yardley, MNIMH

A practical compendium of herbal medicines found in the kitchen, garden and forest. In depth descriptions and herbal profiles of local weeds (healers as well), kitchen spices, vegetables and medicinal plants. In depth material medica covering 47 herbal medicines, their application, recipes, actions, plant chemical constituents, nutrients and their applications for use (from Onions and Watercress to Nettles and Plantain, Dandelion to Daisy's and Violets to Roses).

This back to nature reference guide details effective herbal medicines and natural remedies for first aid, home cleaning and body care and common family health issues: from digestive complaints to sore muscles, wound healing, teenage acne and allergic reactions. This book is packed with herbal wisdom, traditional use and just the right amount of science.

Gain confidence and understand how to use plant medicine in your home. Dive into the alchemy and art of herbal medicine preparations, receive safety tips and perfect the techniques to create your own elixirs at home using the numerous recipes provided for delicious foods, herbal teas, tinctures, poultices, liniments, fomentations, herbal vinegars, salves and oils. Plus insights and wisdom shared from medical herbalist, Katolen Yardleys 20 years of clinical experience.

The Guide to Nutrition and Diet for Dialysis Patients
Shuang Chen

Specifically written for patients undergoing dialysis treatment, this guide provides important nutritional and dietary information to improve the patients' quality of life during dialysis and to prolong their lives. Presented in a concise, easy to read format, complete with food analyses and charts, the book addresses thirty-eight of the most commonly asked questions on diet and nutrition, offering essential knowledge for dialysis patients and their families. It also includes a series of lists for patients to use in identifying foods with high calcium, potassium, sodium and phosphorous content

The Herbal Bath & Body Book: Create Custom Natural Products for Hair and Skin
Heather Lee Houdek

Today, more and more people prefer to bypass commercially available body-care products—and their chemical additives—in favor of more natural, homemade products. These high-quality herbal bath and beauty items fill the bill. Ranging from soaps and shampoos to soothing lotions and lip balms, the 50+ projects include such easy-to-find ingredients as beeswax, peppermint, chamomile, lavender, vitamin E, honey, and shea butter. Best of all, you can tailor the recipes to fit your own specific needs and hair and skin type. You'll find helpful information on the benefits of various flowers and herbs, and an overview of essential oils that details their therapeutic properties and scents. Enjoy these herbal delights yourself . . . or give them as gifts!

The Herbal Menopause Book
Amanda McQuade Crawford

This book offers a wealth of natural self-care therapies for women during the "Change". Drawing on the author's extensive practice as an herbalist, this comprehensive volume provides dozens of specific herbal remedies and other natural therapies for women facing the health issues that arise in premenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.

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