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

Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair
Elaine Sheff, RH(AHG)

Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair by Clinical Herbalist Elaine Sheff includes bountiful information about how to make natural body care products for the body, face, hair and bath. This book is packed with information including charts, pictures and tips for making your own natural recipes. Over 100 ingredients are discussed including herbs, clays, natural colorants, essential oils, natural salts, fixed oils, natural preservatives, butters and natural thickeners. Naked has over 50 recipes that give the reader clear and precise instructions on how to make their own body care products. Explore healthy recipes for the face, skin and hair including lotion, Vitamin C serum, cleansers, body butters, bug repellant, body powder, face toner, bath salts, lip balms, natural lice treatments and much more. These helpful recipes will keep your skin and hair looking and feeling its best, without compromising your health or the health of our beautiful planet. Elaine also gives the reader enough information to get creative and venture out on their own to make their own unique recipes if desired.

Natural Cleaning: Using Herbs, Essential Oils, Baking Soda, and Vinegar to Detox Your House
Erica Kuo

In this book, Erica Kuo teaches you how to use herbs, essential oils, baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice to make natural cleaning products. It is the first book that talks about the concept of "natural cleaning" in Chinese speaking countries.*

*This book is available only in Chinese. 

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 Remedies for the Fall: Preparing for Cold & Flu Season
Elaine Sheff, RH(AHG)

This best selling book, written by herbalist Elaine Sheff, is full of information on natural remedies to enhance immune function, support the respiratory system, and fight off a cold or flu. Learn about proven antimicrobial and antiviral herbs and essential oils. The second half of the book is filled with simple recipes you can make at home. Use these formulas to stock your natural medicine chest with everything you and your family will need to stay healthy this fall and winter!

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.

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