Every time I receive an email asking me for a list of my favorite herb books, I glance over at my library and wonder how I could narrow down my list of recommendations a bit. Those of you who still prefer hard copies of books can probably identify with me. When it comes to learning about herbs and essential oils (and anything else related to holistic health), the wish list of books is unending and the collection seems to be ever growing. I have managed to select a few of my absolute favorites for you, though. These books are the ones I would wrap up in brown paper with a pretty string and a sprig of lavender and gift to every beginner if I could. They're all excellent and enjoyable to read - a great place to start when you want to learn more about using herbs.
Note: Rosemary Gladstar's books will always be at the top of my list for beginning herbalists or home remedy makers. She writes about our herb friends in such an easy-to-understand, approachable way and makes them so accessible to those who may feel that this new field of study is a bit daunting. If you aren't quite sure where to start, begin with one of her books.
Are you ready to start building your herbal library? I would recommend starting with a selection of books from the list below (click on the pictures of the book covers to purchase):
Which books would you add to this list? Leave a comment below to let me know.
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