These books are all those that I have read or use regularly in my study of plants and herbal medicine, and most of them I would not want to leave my book shelf. They cover a range of topics from the how’s and what’s of herbal medicine for children, adults and animals, to Taoism, and plant consciousness. I hope that you will find some titles to interest you.


Common Herbs for Natural Health – Juliette de Bairacli Levy

The Complete Herbal Handbook for Dogs and Cats – Juliette de Bairacli Levy

Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine – Thomas Bartram

A Woman’s Book of Herbs – Elisabeth Brooke

Hedgerow Medicine – Julie Bruton Seal and Matthew Seal

Healing Lyme – Stephen Harrod Buhner

Herbal Antibiotics, 2nd Edition – Stephen Harrod Buhner

Complete Earth Medicine Handbook – Susanne Fischer-Rizzi

The Yoga of Herbs – Dr D. Frawley and Dr. V. Lad

A Modern Herbal – Maud Grieve

Herbal Remedies – Christopher Hedley and Non Shaw

Dandelion Medicine – Brigitte Mars

The Way of Herbs – Michael Tierra

The Book of Herbal Wisdom – Matthew Wood

Scottish Herbals:

Healing Threads, Traditional Medicine of the Highlands and Islands – Mary Beith

The Scot’s Herbal – Tess Darwin

Susun Weed:

Breast Cancer? Breast Health! – Susun Weed

Childbearing Year – Susun Weed

Down There, Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way – Susun Weed

Healing Wise – Susun Weed

New Menopausal Years – Susun Weed

Herbal History:

Women Healers – Elisabeth Brooke

A Book of Aromatics – Roy Genders

Green Pharmacy, A History of Herbal Medicine – Barbara Griggs

The Witches’ Ointment, The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic – Thomas Hatsis

Plant Spirit Medicine:

Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm – Stephen H Buhner

Sacred Plant Medicine – Stephen H Buhner

The Lost Language of Plants – Stephen H Buhner

The Secret Teachings of Plants – Stephen H Buhner

Plant Spirit Medicine – Eliot Cowan

Plant Spirit Healing – Pam Montgomery

Chinese Medicine/Philosophy:

Chinese Medicine, The Web that has no Weaver – Ted Kaptchuk

Recipes for Self Healing – Daverick Leggett

Cha Dao: The Way of Tea, Tea as a Way of Life – Solala Towler

The Moon Over Matsushima – Merlin Young

Tree Medicine:

Tree Wisdom – Jacqueline M Paterson

Earth Wisdom – Glennie Kindred


Soil, Soul, Society – Satish Kumar

Mushrooms – Roger Philips

The Wild Flower Key – Francis Rose

Invasive Plant Medicine – Timothy L Scott

Food of the Gods – Terence McKenna