I am a plant person. I absolutely love connecting people with plants, and I especially love connecting people with herbal resources that allow them to take responsibility for their own healing, and access quality herbal resources at an affordable price. I recently wrote an article about free online herbal resources where I highlighted some of the best free sources of herbal information available online. I love helping people grow their herbal knowledge for free! And the next best thing to free online resources is having access to high quality and reliable herbal information at an extreme value. Which is why I’m thrilled to feature some of my favorite herbal ebooks that offer high caliber information at an extremely affordable price.
Henriette Kress is a brilliant herbalist whose witty sense of humour and down to earth accessibility will have you laughing out loud while you learn. This book is all about common sense herbalism for the everyday person. This content is extremely accessible an easy to apply regardless of your background. Henriette walks you through the entire process of herbalism – from encountering a plant in the ground, to transforming into various types of medicine, to understanding when and how to use it in states of wellness and disease. She discusses 22 of her favorite plants in great detail replete with personal anecdotes and nuggets of wisdom learned through years of experience. And each plant monograph is accompanied by a gorgeous full color photo. This is truly a gem of a book for every herbalist, from beginner to expert. (150 pages) $9.40
Herbal Remedies for Children During Cold & Flu Season: by Rosalee de la Forêt
As a new mom, I’m always on the lookout for quality herbal resources that focus primarily on treating kids. Unfortunately, quality resources on herbalism for children are hard to come by. Which is why I was thrilled to discover this little gem of a book by Rosalee de la Forêt, which addresses common acute conditions in children such as fevers, tummy troubles, coughs, congestion, earaches, teething, and recovery from illness. She provides useful tips for administering medicine effectively (not always easy with the little ones!) and crucial information such as correct dosages and warning signs. I especially like how she breaks down treatment according to different stages of illness (onset, early, late) and different types of sicknesses (dry cough, wet cough, congested lungs). And to top it off she provides a dozen beautiful recipes, and an in-depth look at 7 herbs for kids. This book is the new staple in my home. (88 pages) $20
Mother’s Little Herbal Helper and Home Remedies: by Natalie Vickery
This is a wonderful little book that truly lives up to its name. If you’re looking for a quick reference manual with practical information on herbal home remedies and nutrition, then look no further. This is kitchen herbalism at its best. Learn how to make bone broth, use basic foods and kitchen spices to prevent illness and reduce symptoms, calculate herbal dosages for children, and understand how to make basic herbal preparations such as infusions, tinctures, salves, poultices, compresses, syrups, and vinegars. This book also helps you build your own herb garden, assemble an herbal first aid kit, and use simple kitchen ingredients such as water, baking soda, salt, molasses, and vinegar to prepare classic folk remedies for common health ailments. To top it off, a very thorough health ailment reference guide at end of the book allows you to quickly and easily find solutions for the most common health ailments and concerns. A great book to help you bring herbs back into the family home in a safe and effective way. (116 pages) $12.50
Of Thorn & Petal: The Remedy in the Rose: by Kiva Rose
I absolutely love it when herbalists “introduce” you to their most trusted plant allies. To know and understand ten herbs on a profound, soulful level will provide you with a depth and breadth of knowledge that simply doesn’t come from having an encyclopedic, but superficial, amount of information on countless plants. This book exactly reflects the kind of approach to herbalism that I love. In Of Thorn & Petal, Kiva Rose dives deep into the world of Rose, and surfaces with a wealth of information that you will not find elsewhere. This book covers all aspects of Rosa spp. from growing patterns and energetics, to medicinal preparations, dosages, active constituents, contraindications, first aid, and case studies. However, perhaps the most exciting and tantalizing part of this book are the eight gorgeous and soulful recipes that inspire you to invite Rose into your home, and ask her to stay for tea. This book is a show-stopper. (50 pages) $9.99
Introduction to Tree Medicine: by Darcey Blue French
If you’ve ever wondered how to cultivate deep and meaningful relationships with plants, then you’ll especially appreciate this hands-on tutorial on how to foster soulful connections with plants, generate your own methods of “knowing,” and develop a profound reverence for the sacredness of plant medicine. And that’s just the introduction! The remaining 34 information-packed pages introduce you to the world of trees presented according to botanical family and explored through botany, spirituality, practical applications, harvesting techniques, and medicinal preparations. Interspersed throughout the book are medicine making tutorials, recipes, and informative hyperlinks. Written by a seasoned herbalist, this book will provide you with same caliber of information that you would get from attending herb school. (38 pages) $19.99
Numen: The Healing Power of Plants, A Resource Guide: by Dana Woodruff, Sandra Lory, and Larken Bunce
This all-star cast comes to you from the state of Vermont courtesy ofNumen Film. Dana Woodruff starts off the show with an in-depth overview of how to grow and make your own herbal medicine as she walks you through the steps of preparing medicinal teas, tinctures, oils, and salves. Next Sandra Lory discusses using healing foods and herbs to support the immune system with wealth of inspiring recipes and creative ideas to stay healthy during the winter months. Larken Bunce then provides a generous collection of top-notch articles on using herbs to treat immunity, anxiety, depression, and digestion. To close the show, these talented ladies provide additional information on how to assemble an herbal first aid kit, how to use culinary herbs in a medicinal way, and how to select the best resources for gardening and expanding your knowledge. This one is not to be missed! (37 pages) $12
Wildly Natural Skin Care Oils: by Michelle Czolba
If you’ve ever searched out quality information on how to use carrier oils in health in medicine, then you’ll especially appreciate this exceptional collection of detailed plant oil monographs. In this stellar publication, Herb Geek contributor Michelle Czolba provides a comprehensive profile of twelve plant oils and covers important topics such as plant energetics, percentages to use in a formula, where to buy the best oils, uses and properties of plant oils, and personal experiences in business product development. An amazing wealth of information presented in a wonderfully accessible and applicable way. This book is a fabulous addition to any medicine-maker’s library! (29 pages) $17
These seven books are available at a significantly reduced price as part of this Extreme Health Library Sale. A small portion of every sale will contribute to the upkeep of this site. This sale only runs until March 7th, 2013, after which each products will be sold through the author’s website at full cost. Green blessings and happy reading!