Some Books I like

“A Modern Herbal, Maud Grieve (1931)
Brings together botanical data, folklore, history, medicinal and other uses of herbs. No longer the most “modern” but still a very useful resource.
Also available free online.

“The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal”
David Hoffman (1996)
A good entry-level book for the home herbalist, taking the reader through constituents of herbs, preparation of teas, decoctions etc, combinations of herbs, body systems, and an illustrated listing of the herb themselves.


“Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine” Thomas Bartram (1998)
A compendium of herbal knowledge from a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

"The Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook", James Green (2000)
A book for practical minded people. How to harvest, prepare and use 30 vital herbs.