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Modern and Classical Herbalism Books to Add to Your Library

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Herbalism books, both classic and modern, are essential items to any well-stocked library. Whether you are interested in reading about natural remedies in books or prefer researching specifics about branches of herbal medicine, these books will inspire, encourage, and instruct every gardener.

I have been studying herbalism for years now in a variety of forms out of both interest and necessity. It all started when I first began growing herbs in my garden therapy garden, as part of . Like many folks, I found healing through plants and wanted to dive deeper into their mystical powers. Experiencing the benefits and power of herbs first hand encouraged me to seek out more wisdom. I signed up for every herb walks and local class taught by herbalists, gardeners, medicine makers, and elders that I could find!

When local classes weren?t available, I studied online and signed up for a number of courses and workshops I could do from my home. Along the way, I have amassed quite the library of herbalism books.

These herbal medicine books are the ones I find myself reaching for again and again. When asked about herb books, the ones below are the options that I highly recommend. They range from classic to modern reads, each offering differing perspectives and a wealth of knowledge.

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Herbalism Books to Add to Your Library

First of all, what is herbalism? Simply put, it is the study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants. Healing herbs and their many medicinal wonders have always fascinated me. The idea of being able to heal or strengthen your body from plants that you can grow in your own home and garden is beyond exhilarating. Many modern medicines are rooted in plants as well, like these

Nature has the power to heal and all it takes is time and effort on your part, coupled with the know-how to do it correctly. If you are looking for a great place to start accumulating that knowledge these 12 healing herbs and herbalism books are the perfect place to start. Plus, each of these volumes can be utilized by both the beginner and the more advanced herbalist.

Braiding Sweetgrass

I think the best place to start reading about herbs is . This herbal medicine book reads like a novel and answers not only the question of how, but also why herbs and plants should be included in our lives.

 by is a mesmerizing read that takes us on a journey of history, science, and a tale of passion for all living things. Dr. Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

In , Dr. Kimmerer touches on topics such as the creation of Turtle Island and the challenges of today that keep it from flourishing. You can feel Dr. Kimmerer?s passion in every word.

If you are looking for a book that is full of facts that are weaved together by a great storyteller then this is the book for you. serves as a reminder that living things can offer us gifts and lessons, if only we listen.

 

Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner?s Guide

by has been my textbook since I started. I have such a deep admiration for all that Rosemary has done for modern herbalism?she is truly a visionary. I?m also enrolled in her classic Science and Art of Herbalism course!

If you know anything about herbalism books, you?ve likely heard her name before. She is a star figure in this field and is internationally known for her technical knowledge.

She has been learning, teaching and writing about herbs for over 40 years and is the author of eleven books.  profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams.

The Backyard Herbal Apothecary

is a new natural remedies book written by my friend who I had the pleasure of meeting in person at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Devon is a mother, writer, herbalist, farmer, and cook. She also holds a degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from the American College of Health Care Sciences.

We had a bonding moment at NWFGS as we roomed together at the hotel there. I had a headache while I was at the show and she gave me some of her feverfew tincture. You guys, it was the real deal! Devon?s tincture worked wonders on my headache. Likewise, every recipe I have tried from her book has worked like a charm.

is one of those herbalism books that?s filled to the brim with information. In particular, the pages contain a depth of information on 50 different plants. Additionally, you?ll learn 56 recipes that can aid you in everything from the treatment of respiratory issues to nerve pain to colic and so much more!

 can teach you to use cottonwood to make a salve for achy joints or heal minor bumps and bruises with the common yard daisy just to give a few examples. Easy to follow and full of gorgeous photography, you can?t go wrong with

Boreal Herbal Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North

by is a go-to guide for identifying and using Northern plants for food and medicine. Beverly is a boreal herbalist, aromatherapist, natural-health practitioner, journalist, and award-winning natural health-product formulator.

is one of the easiest herbalism books to use. It will help you identify and use 55 common wild plants for medicinal use. In fact, this information is what I use and recommended most often for plant walks where you can forage medicinal plants.

Learn to soothe pain with willow or treat a urinary tract infection with bearberry in this incredible herb book. You will also find dozens of healthy recipes like Wild-Weed Spanakopita, Dandelion Wine, and Cranberry-Mint Muffins.

Healing Wise

by is definitely one of the classic herbalism books I find myself reaching for. This classic read focuses on just 7 herbs (burdock, chickweed, dandelion, nettle, oat straw, seaweed, and violet). This allows you to really understand the properties of each one of these incredible herbs.

In , Susan shares detailed instructions for harvesting, how to prepare and use every part of the herb, fun folklore and more for each of the 7 herbs. You will also find recipes for gourmet foods, wines, beers, cosmetics, and so much more!

Susan is the founder of The Wise Woman Center in Woodstock, New York. She is the author of many women?s health books and her goal is to help women rediscover the ancient Wise Woman ways. Her books are truly fascinating!

Alchemy of Herbs

This is a brand new colourful, fun herbalism book that I purchased, along with its accompanying course. by will teach you to transform common ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. A few examples include cinnamon tea to soothe your throat or garlic hummus to support your immune system.

Sometimes the thought of using herbs can seem costly or difficult. However, within , Rosalee shows you easy and inexpensive ways to use herbs for your health. Rosalee digs into 29 popular herbs. Within the pages, she gives you their history and in-depth information on how to use each one.

If you are looking for herbal medicine books with a grounding in personal experience, this is a great option. Rosalee is a registered herbalist and author. Her journey started out of her own need to heal and ease her pain from a terminal autoimmune disease, which she successfully did. Despite the gloomy predictions from her doctors, she has been symptom-free (and very much alive!) for 15 years and counting.

Backyard Medicine

by is a fascinating herbalism book that covers the history and world-wide application of 50 common plants. Julie is a practicing naturopathic herbalist, iridologist and natural healer. She is also a Fellow of the Association of Master Herbalists. Additionally, she is currently chair of the Herbal History Research Network. In short?she knows her stuff!

is a book is perfect for anyone that is interested in learning about and improving their own health in the same way it has been done for centuries all over the world. You will find nearly 300 gorgeous photos and over 120 herbal remedies within the pages of this beautiful book.

 

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

by is my go-to herbal remedy book. I always check this one first for recipes. includes 175 proven therapies and herbal remedies that are both easy to prepare and safe enough for children.

Rosemary has been teaching and writing about herbs for over 40 years and is the author of eleven books, including  (see above). This herbal medicine book offers you an effective, simple alternative to pharmaceuticals. Within the pages of this herbalism book, you will find natural cures for ailments like dry skin and infant colic to cold symptoms and insomnia.

The Herbal Apothecary

by is another great book that offers 100 medicinal herbs and an array of ways to use them. This herbalism book is a more modern take on herbs and an excellent read.

is a great book to start your journey to natural wellness. Naturopathic physician, JJ Pursell, offers you guidance to safely provide home remedies for you and your family using plants you are familiar with that can grow in your own home and garden. includes step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, salves, and more, including plant-based medicine for ailments such as muscle strain, the flu, the common cold, and insomnia.

Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary

by is a one-stop resource for herbal remedies that heal and nurture the whole family. JJ is a board-certified naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist that has worked with medicinal herbs for more than 20 years. She has also taught and trained with herbalists all over the world.

starts with the basics of tinctures, salves, teas, capsules, oils, washes, and more. However, once you master these basics you can move onto the 375 recipes within the book. These recipes address a huge range of different health needs. These recipes pair perfectly with JJ?s other book (directly above).

 

Healing Herbal Infusions

is THE best book on infusions, hands down! I love the recipes and the focus solely on infusions. Colleen has a great blog as well, called . She even made my recipe on her blog before. If her name sounds familiar to you, perhaps it?s because she has been a guest poster here on Garden Therapy before with an excellent post on .

is an amazing resource for treating ailments the natural way. These remedies are incredibly easy to make. Follow the steps she outlines and you?ll be able to whip up an all-natural remedy in no time! You will find recipes for Fever-Reducing Tea, Pine Needle Cough Syrup, and Sage, Marshmallow & Ginger Sore Throat Tea and more.

Another thing I really appreciate about this book is all the safety information and additional resources. Each recipe includes as safety tips and dosage recommendations for adults and children.

Colleen is definitely a knowledgeable teacher. She has completed several herbalism courses through the Herbal Academy and the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. She lives in Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon with her husband and kiddo.

The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders

by is the perfect herbalism book for homesteaders whether novice or experienced. Homesteaders are faced with many unique challenges like a goat with worms. Additionally, they will face the ailments common to all men such as colds and cases of flu. is a perfect guide to help you find solutions to all those problems with natural remedies that you can create yourself.

Abby is the Founder of the WANDER (Wild Artemisia Nature Discovery, Empowerment, and Reconnection) School, Botanist, Herbalist, & a professional forager. Abby, with the help of her many years of experience, created this user-friendly resource specifically for homesteaders. If you are looking to take control of your family?s, pet?s, and livestock?s health, this is the book for you.

If you?d like to try out one of her remedies, she shared her recipe for witch hazel from the book here:

 

Herbalists Healing Kitchen

by Devon Young is another incredible herbal medicine book that deserves space on your shelf. I already wrote about how Devon is the real deal, but she can also COOK some delicious food! By following her recipes, you?ll be able to transform everyday common foods and herbs into wholesome, nourishing meals that will boost your health.

With recipes such as Soothing Ginger Thins to soothe an upset stomach, or Daikon Radish Kimchi to help get rid of headaches and congestion, is a tribute to the old adage that food really should be your medicine. These recipes are healing and delicious enough for the entire family to enjoy.

Of course, her writing is steeped in wisdom and a solid knowledge of herbalism. As a reminder, Devon also is the author of which I discussed above within this post.

Which one of these herbalism books will you read first? Each of these is an invaluable resource, filled with wisdom and knowledge.

More Great Gardening Books

If you want to stock your bookshelf with even more excellent reads, take a look at these:

  • ? last, but certainly not least, I have written a number of books, all rooted in a love for nature and plants.

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2019, where do I begin?! Starting off the year, I?d like to think I know what it has planned for me, but I never really do. Time is completely unpredictable which is what makes life so exciting.

So as we breeze so effortlessly into a 2020, I?d like to take the time to share a summary of what happened in 2019. While I?m ready to move forward, I enjoy having a little look back now and again. It?s too easy to lose track of all that has happened and accomplished otherwise. I hope you will take a few moments to reflect back on the ups and downs of your year as well and celebrate how far you have come!

Garden Therapy 2019 Highlights

There was so much?both happy and sad?that took place over the last 365 days. Here?s a quick summary of 2019, plus my top 19 posts of the year. Looking back I can see that 2019 was quite the whirlwind! I?m sure most of you can relate.

The Northwest Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle

I started out 2019 just as I have the last several years in a row: preparing for my seminars at the in Seattle.

I gave a Garden 101 talk alongside some fabulous herb experts. We discussed how to grow herbs, harvest them, and create a home apothecary to best utilize the powerful healing properties of these plants. 

Later, I took the stage and gave a live demo of how to make some of the projects from my . I showed recipes for lavender bath melts, calendula lotion bars, herbal bath salts, natural botanical perfume, and more.

A real highlight for me was meeting with many of you after my talk. I got to sign books, answer questions, and snap some photos. It?s always so fun to see your faces in real life!

I will be back in Seattle again in just a few months. You can .

Permaculture Design Certificates

In 2019, I also completed two Permaculture Design Certificates. PDCs  are like potato chips or tattoos, once you have one, you want more!

I did one online and and one in person with other Permies. There is something so inspiring about being around others who love plants, animals, people, insects and all those around us. It truly filled my soul in a way that nothing else can!

PDC Group Vancouver Photo

Of course, that?s not to say that a Permaculture Design Certificate isn?t a lot of work?it is. Each is an intensive program that takes me away from my family on evenings and weekends for weeks at a time. My kiddo was very understanding and we did lots of fun activities to make up for those days.

Writing My 9th Book: Garden Alchemy

Garden Alchemy Cover

I found myself all spring and early summer with my hands in the soil and on the computer to write my upcoming book,

While I have written many books, this was by far the most difficult to write because I went very deep into some of the issues with the sustainability of the natural resources on our beautiful planet and how things have evolved. I?ll admit there were times that I shed tears on how far away from nature and disconnected we have become in some ways. But it was through some of those hard feelings that I came out the other side with a book full of hope, joy, and FUN, connecting with the tools that nature has given us and becoming stewards of our own little slice of garden. My goal was to write an entertaining book full of creative projects, experiments, and recipes that would make it both fun and easy to get back to nature and build a great garden from scratch and from the , I?m proud to say I think I can check that goal off list!

Saying Goodbye to my Mother

Sadly, in the middle of writing the book, I got a call that my mother was in her final days. I immediately dropped everything and flew to her bedside where I stayed with her until she passed, peacefully. When I returned home, I was glad to have the book to focus my energy on, as I truly enjoyed my days writing, testing, and playing with .

The Summer of Adventure

When I delivered the completed manuscript, the grief hit me, and I did the unexpected. I bought a used camper van and hit the road with my family for most of the summer! It was something that I had wanted to do for almost 15 years and when I said goodbye to my mother, I decided that I didn?t want to wait another day to live my adventures.

Camper Van Cultus Lake

For the first summer in 12 years, I left my garden to go wild, while I spent my days and nights with campfires, rivers, lakes, oceans, and moss-covered forests. The best part was that whenever I came home, I could see all of the benefits of permaculture as my wild garden was thriving! I have been regenerative gardening for years, but this was the true test. Without me in the mix, would the garden still thrive? It sure did!

Visiting The Lone Star State

Stephanie and baby goat

I didn?t travel a lot in 2019, but when I did, it was to Texas! I was in Texas for exactly 1 day 20 years ago, so I can?t fully say I hadn?t been before, but this year I got a more thorough experience.

I went to Dallas in April for a where we spent time at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum making organic container gardens filled with edible plants and herbs. I enjoyed exploring the Arboretum immensely?I especially loved the children?s garden there!

I ended up going back to Austin in October for a conference. During my time in Austin, I went to (so much fun!) and visited the , which was just breathtaking.

The Holiday Gifts Workshop

I ended the year by teaching a bunch of new students in my . This was one of my favorite classes I?ve done because I believe so strongly in the message! I truly believe that even the most novice of crafters can create beautiful handmade products using natural botanicals and plant-based ingredients.

I taught step-by-step directions through projects such as lotion bars, bath bombs, soaks, and melts?all made from natural, plant-based ingredients. Of course, I had to speak to the herbal properties and health benefits of each plant like I do on my live talks at garden shows and events. I even included printables and gift wrap instructions so their homemade gifts would really stand out during the holidays. It was a blast!

Holding a huge bouquet of peonies

Garden Therapy 2019 Top Posts

This was a HUGE year of big changes for me and I?m more grateful than ever that you came along with me. I shared so much of these things in my weekly newsletter ? be sure to sign up .

Somehow, I still managed to publish three posts here on the blog every week. Some of them were updates but I also wrote a whole bunch of new recipes, projects, and articles!

Here are the top 19 posts for the year 2019 for my two main categories, natural beauty and garden making.

Cold Process Dandelion and Wildflower soap Recipe

Best of Garden Therapy 2019: Natural Beauty

  1. for Cold Sores
  2. Warming Turmeric and Cayenne
  3. Lovely (Cold Process Recipe)
  4. Recipes: Homemade Dry Shampoo, Natural Conditioner, and Healthy Hair Serum
  5. (Cold Process Recipe)
  6. Pretty Pink Recipe
  7. Activated Recipe for Bug Bites, Blisters, Splinters
  8. All-Natural Rose and Recipe
  9. Lavender + Marshmallow Root for Dry Hair
  10. Homemade + Skin Soother from Scratch

golden hosta

Best of Garden Therapy 2019: Garden Making

  1. The Most Beautiful 
  2. Unique  You Need to Grow in Your Garden
  3. : How to Grow, Harvest, and Show Off Garden Peonies
  4. : Women Who Shaped Today?s Gardens
  5. Common Garden Herbs for a
  6. The Essential Guide to , the Shade Garden Beauty
  7. : How to Keep Your Fur Babies Safe
  8. Add a Touch of Whimsy to Your Terrariums with 
  9. for Delicious Salads + Improved Digestion

Make Strawberry Rosemary Infused Vinegar for Digestion

Cheers to 2020!

Again, thanks to each and every one of you for joining me this year. I am already so excited for 2020?there are so many great things to come! I will be launching Garden Alchemy with a few book parties, and a book tour. You can and please be sure to which will bring all sorts of fabulous Garden Therapy ideas to you each and every week.

More Top Posts of Years Past

Want to read more yearly highlights? Here are some from the years past.

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Heads up! This post is sponsored by  and they have a special offer for Garden Therapy readers at the end. But before you go there, enjoy this step-by-step tutorial on how to make aromatherapy shower steamers in three delightful scents: Eucalyptus Mint (to breathe easier during cold and flu season), Citrus Pine (to wake up happy), and Lavender Bergamot (for stress relief).

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers Project Tutorial

Can we talk for a minute about aromatherapy? A few years ago I made eucalyptus shower steamers. I still make these pretty regularly, although I have been changing up the scent more recently. The scent of eucalyptus these days isn?t fitting with me as much as it did back then.

What do I mean about the scent fitting with me?

Back then, when I had a cold, it would feel natural and pleasant to smell eucalyptus. In other words, my body was responding positively to that aroma, and so it was a good indication that it was just what I needed at that time. During pregnancy and I could not stand the scent of eucalyptus. Again, my body was letting me know what didn?t feel right.Peppermint and Eucalyptus Essential Oils Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

When it comes to essential oils and aromatherapy I make sure I do my research, I don?t use oils in excess of recommended dilutions for diffusing, and I always, always listen to my nose. If I?m drawn to a scent, that often means there is something about it that I could use.

For example, I often hear people say the scent of lavender is one they either love or hate. I can?t help to think that those people who love it could use a little bit of the calming relaxation it provides and perhaps those who can?t stand the smell are pretty chill already and don?t need it. While I definitely think it?s crucial to read labels, follow instructions, and ensure that you are using essential oils both responsibly and knowledgeably, our bodies haven?t read the research and may reject a scent that is ?supposed? to be good.

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers in a jar

Diffusing Essential Oils in the Shower

Diffusing essential oils is one of the quickest way to get the volatile plant compounds into your body. Yes, by simply smelling the scents, the oils are being absorbed into your bloodstream.  Essential oils are incredibly concentrated plant oils, commonly made from hundreds to thousands of plants per ounce. This is important to keep in mind while diffusing, as a little goes a long way.

In this day in age of heavily scented candles, perfumes, fragrances, deodorants, and detergents, we are accustomed to strong smells, often artificial, and sometimes pleasant (and sometimes not). I do take great pleasure out of using essential oils to scent things like candles, bath products, lotions, and soap. The scents are enjoyable and I don?t strictly use them as therapeutic tools. Sometimes I just like the smell. At the same time, it?s important to realize that they do have therapeutic properties and should be used with caution.

Colourful Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

For this project I?ve created three recipes for aromatherapy shower steamers. Perhaps one of these three recipes appeals to you and is what you might need to add a little ambiance to the shower.

DISCLOSURE: this post has been sponsored by , who also provided me with all of the ingredients to make these shower steamers. All of the opinions and recipes are my own. I am also participating in the iHerb affiliate  program designed to provide a means for me to earn a small commission on sales. But they also have something just for you! New customers can get a discount off their iHerb order by clicking .

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Peppermint and Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Shower Steamers on wood

Eucalyptus and Mint Shower Steamers Recipe

These eucalyptus and mint shower steamers are fresh, clean, and cooling. Naturally coloured with European green clay and topped with dried mint leaves.

Makes seven to eight 2.5? diameter shower steamers

Peppermint and Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
  • 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup
  • 40 drops
  • 40 drops
  • 1 tablespoon
  • Dried mint leaves

Citrus calendula flower Shower Steamers Citrus Pine Boost Shower Steamers Recipe

Wake up happy with this sunshine blend of citrus and pine that will have you singing in the shower! Naturally coloured with turmeric and topped with cheery calendula flowers.

Makes seven to eight 2.5? diameter shower steamers

Wake up Happy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
  • 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup
  • 40 drops
  • 40 drops
  • ? teaspoon

Relax with the soothing scent of these Aromatherapy Shower Steamers De-Stress Shower Steamers Recipe

Take a deep breath of this calming blend of lavender and bergamot decorated Moroccan red clay, and rose petals.

Makes seven to eight 2.5? diameter shower steamers

Lavender Bergamot Aromatherapy Shower Steamers Ingredients

  • 2 cups
  • 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup
  • 40 drops
  • 40 drops
  • 1 tablespoon

How to Make Shower Steamers

Supplies to make Aromatherapy Shower Steamers Materials

  • Mixing bowl
  • Sieve or flour sifter
  • Hard plastic or metal bath bomb molds
  • Spray bottle (atomizer)
  • gloves

Make it!

In a bowl, mix the citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch and clay or turmeric for colour. Sift the ingredients together through a fine mesh sieve or flour sifter.Sift the dry ingredients for Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Add the drops of essential oils and mix that in well using your hands. Wear protective gloves to protect hands from the full strength essential oils.Add essential oils to Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Pour the witch hazel into the spray bottle and spritz some onto the top of the powder mixture. Mix the witch hazel in quickly with your hands, spritz some more on top, mix again, and repeat until the mixture packs together easily. Make sure you don?t get it too moist or the mixture will begin to fizz.Spritz Witch Hazel for Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

When the mixture holds together when you squeeze it, it?s ready to pack into the molds. It should be the consistency of snow that holds together for making snowballs. If you don?t know that benchmark like we do here in Canada, think of the consistency of wet sand perfect for making sandcastles.

The right consistency for Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Place some dried herbs or flowers in the mold if you choose. This is certainly an optional step. It makes the shower steamers look pretty, but it does mean that these herbs need to be cleaned up at the end of your shower. The same thing goes for colour. Omit the colour if you have white tiles on your shower floor and don?t want to clean it the natural dye afterwards.

Add a flower to the mold for Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Some people use silicone molds for this, but I like the hard metal or plastic molds to ensure that the ingredients can really be packed together firmly. For me, the silicone molds have mixed results, but the hard molds always turn out wonderfully. I often cut them out of the tray so that I can handle them more easily.

Press the mixture into the mold for Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Scoop the mixture into the molds one at a time and use your thumbs to really pack it down firmly so that it holds together.

Add essential oils to Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Once the molds are all filled, flip them over onto a clean, hard surface and tap the bottom to release the steamers. Allow them to dry for at least 24 hours before use.

Three Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

How to Use Shower Steamers

Add one shower steamer to the floor of your shower and shower as you normally would, enjoying the aroma as the water helps to dissolve the shower steamer and release the scent. When your shower is complete, remove any dried plant material and compost it.

Destress Blend Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

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