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Herbal Library

Love to read? Us too! There are SO many books to be found on the subjects of Herbalism now days, which is remarkable as in the 1970's there were nearly none. However, as the topic of botanicals has become ever more popular one can literally find hundreds of books on various subtopics. The guild has comprised the following lists to aid you in selecting literary works for your library.


Please note, while we provide links about the books, we hope you can find a locally owned book store near you to support. Aunties Books, in downtown Spokane is a local gem we hope will be around for generations to come.

Books for you!

Plant ID

Edible & Medicinal Plants of the West, Gregory Tilford

Foraging Washington, Christopher Nyerges

Northwest Gardener's Handbook, OR, WA, N CA, British Columbia, Pat Munst & Susan Muvihill

Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants, Scott Kloos

Clinical Practice

Making Plant Medicine, Richo Cech

The Earthwise Herbal, Vol 1 & 2, Matthew Wood
Culpepper's Complete Herbal, Nicholas Culpepper
The Book of Herbal Wisdom, Matthew Wood

Medicine Making

Making Plant Medicine, Richo Cech
The Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook, A Home Manual, James Green
Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginners Guide, Rosemary Gladstar

Wild Remedies, Rosalee de la Foret & Emily Han

Wild and Beautiful, Naturally!,  Suzanne M. Tabert

Indigenous Wisdom

Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer

Gathering Moss, Robin Wall Kimmerer
Black Elk Speaks, John Gneisenau Neihardt

Materia Medica

Dispensary of London, Nicolas Culpeper

The Eclectic Materia Medica, Harvey Wickes Felter, MD (1922)
 

Growing Herbs

Growing At Risk Medicinal Herbs, Richo Cech
Carrots Love Tomatoes, Louise Riotte

Other Great Reads

Body Into Balance, Maria Noel Graves
 

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