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
  • A link (internet or postal address) to where the book can be obtained
  • A cover of the book in .JPEG or TIFF format

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.

The Natural Medicine Chest
Eugene Zampieron & Ellen Kamhi

Based on the award winning radio vignettes , The Natural Medicine Chest is an in depth review of the History of Natural Medicine, monograms on herbs commonly used as medicine today, and a special section, the Shaman’s Garden, which reflects the authors’ direct communication with indigenous shamans on the folkloric use of herbs in their respective cultures.

The Nature of the Whole: Holism in Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine
Vicki Pitman, RH (AHG)

Dr. Dominik Wujastyk of University College, London writes in his Foreward to the book: "...Vicki Pitman dives deep into the Greek tradition of Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, to discover whether the roots of holism can be found there. If such roots can be found, then perhpas we can say that Modern Establishment Medicine has lost something important that it once had...Pitman's thesis is distnguished by several features: orginality, scholarly integrity, and accessibility. Perhaps the most important is its historical probity. Pitman grapples with the original texts of Greek and Indian medicine, refusing to simplify, refusing to take anybody' elses word for their meaning. In doing so Pitman has produced a study which is factually trustworthy, serious and true to the traditions in explores."

The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook
Alan Tillotson

Published by Kensington Publishers, New York. An excellent herbal by one of our esteemed members. It is oriented around integrating Eastern and Western herbal systems and herbs.

The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism
Matthew Wood

Describes concepts from herbal medicine, homeopathy, and Native American medicine, making clear how simpling works, how specific medicines operate, and discussing various laws which will be familiar to homeopaths.

The Practicing Herbalist meeting with clients, reading the body THIRD EDITION
Margi Flint

A comprehensive text for practitioners of all levels covering starting a practice, running a business, conducting a meaningful consultation, guidelines for optimal health, food and herbal recipes, chapters from amino acids, enzymes and vitamins to chronic diseases and disrupted sleep patterns. Most important is the fully illustrated section on visual assessments of the face nails and tongue.  This third edition includes the complexities of the endocrine system and lack of intrinsic factor.  493 Pages Hardbound full of the author’s artwork and diagrams.

The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa & Michael Tierra 2008
The Way of Chinese Herbs
Michael Tierra

This is an introduction to the ancient Chinese system of healing, with instructions for buying, preparing and using Chinese herbs. Also including the use of Western herbs, the book covers their use as preventative treatments, as health supplements, and for common problems from headaches to cancer. 

The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter and Tonic Plants
Guido Mase'

This book has a fairly simple premise: plants are important, and without them we suffer. I have a special fondness for the wild, medicinal plants (not that vegetables aren't cool, they are just a little tame by comparison), and the more I've researched these botanicals and used them in my clinical practice, the more I've found that a simple, daily, preventive approach is the key to success. Herbal medicine doesn't have to be rocket science - though it is a rich, beautiful, and extremely complex endeavor. Its basic premises are easy to grasp and can quickly bring benefit.
So in this book, I've tried to highlight how whole-plant, wild-plant medicine is important, accessible, and simple by outlining three classes of medicinal plants that are universally found in traditional healing systems. I explore the science behind how they work, but also use stories, history and mythology interwoven in the narrative to provide meaning and context to herbalism. Finally, through practical examples, I give my take on a few safe, effective, weedy and wild plants (and one fungus).