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Among the Oaks Herb Farm
Beattyville, Kentucky
Among the Oaks is a woman-founded, small-scale, organic herb farm, apothecary and homestead. They offer bulk dried herbs, herbal tea blends, and most notably, an annual Herbal CSA which offers a variety of goods shipped out every season. Their small scale allows them to put great care into every single plant they grow. They promise you will immediately notice the difference in quality when comparing to grocery store bulk bins. Visit Site

Black Locust Gardens
Dexter, Michigan
Black Locust Gardens is a 30-acre certified organic herb and vegetable farm, plant nursery, and apothecary. They strive to provide high-quality fresh and dried herbs, hard-to-find nursery plants, and community care through farm classes and a free mobile herb clinic. Their apothecary offers tea blends, tinctures, and holistic skin care products. Their products are made in small batches and made in harmony with the seasons.

Cutting Root Apothecary
Butler, Pennsylvania
Cutting Root is an organic medicinal herb and cut flower farm, artist residency program, community apothecary and education space. Growing over 150 different species of medicinal herbs and flowers, they offer dried organic herbs, tea blends, tinctures, skin care, syrups and dried flowers. Seasonally, live plants, fresh herbs, and cut flowers are also available.

Foxtrot Herb Farm
Ashfield, Massachusets
Established in 2017, Foxtrot Herb Farm is a four-acre certified organic farm that specializes in growing herbs, veggies and flowers. They sell bulk fresh and dried organic herbs, herbal tea blends and specialty produce. Their Healing Foods CSA makes climate-resilient, high-nutrient foods available to Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont. They also offer pick-your-own fresh flowers and herb program.

Foster Farm Botanicals
East Calais, Vermont
Foster Farm Botanicals specializes in harvesting micro batches of Chamomile, Red Clover, Calendula, and California Poppy. The blossoms are hand-picked and sold both fresh to order and dried. Offerings also include herbs, extracts, teas, and CBD products, all of which are certified organic and grown on their Vermont farm.

Hazel Witch Farm + Florals
Glen Allen, Virginia
A woman-founded and family-owned small farm, Hazel Witch Farm offers Western and Ayurvedic medicinal herbs and specialty cut flowers. They are passionate about taking care to build the soil, having a light foot-print, and fostering ecosystems. Available for retail, wholesale and preorder.

Healing Spirits Herb Farm
Avoca, New York
Since 1982, family-owned and operated Healing Spirits Herb Farm has been working their 30-acre farm using organically and biodynamically methods to harvest their medicinal herbs. The herbs are certified organic, ethically wild-harvested, handpicked, sun-dried and manually processed into tinctures, teas, salves, creams, infused oils, liniment and floral essences. Meanwhile, the farm’s resident bees are happy to pollinate the herbs and produce honey and beeswax.

Herbal Revolution
Union, Maine
Herbal Revolution provides high quality herbal wellness products that are effective, delicious and versatile. Offerings include herbal tonics, elixirs, teas and body products. Most of their herbs are grown on their certified organic medicinal herb farm located in midcoast Maine.

Hillside Botanicals
Randolph, Vermont
Hillside Botanicals is a certified organic hemp and medicinal herb farm located in the rolling hills of Central Vermont. Initially started as a hobby farm in 2018, it has since expanded to become a flourishing agricultural enterprise, providing seedlings for vegetables, herbs, medicinal plants and flowers. They also carry CBD-infused salves, tinctures, teas, oils and elixirs in their apothecary.

Kestrel Herb Farm
Sandy Mush, North Carolina
Kestrel Herb Farm is medicinal herb farm owned and operated by Katie and Mike. Although they are not certified organic, they do not use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and their seeds are organic. Offerings include a variety of dried bulk herbs and simple herbal tinctures. Their single herbs are tinctured fresh from the fields in organic cane alcohol.

Lancaster Farmacy
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lancaster Farmacy is a certified organic farm that grows medicinal herbs, flowers, and produce. The founders, Elisabeth and Casey, are passionate about reclaiming health care and making it accessible to their community. They offer fresh plants locally, as well as dried herbs, tea blends, tinctures, and hand-crafted body care products.

Oshala Farm
Applegate Valley, Oregon
Situated on a 100-acre historic farm in the Applegate Valley is Oshala Farm, owned and operated by Jeff and Elise Higley. Growing more than 80 certified organic herbs, the farm is renowned throughout Oregon for its organic premium quality culinary and medicinal herbs. Among the products offered are tinctures and infusions for body and bath, culinary herbs and spices, wholesale herbs, and Fire Cider.

Pacific Botanicals
Grants Pass, Oregon
The most experienced and diversified medicinal herb farm in North America, Pacific Botanicals has been growing organic medicinal herbs and spices in the Applegate Valley since 1979. Located in the Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon, their 140-acre farm is certified organic in growing and processing by USDA and Oregon Tilth. Offerings include dried herbs & spices, sea vegetables, super food powders, fresh herbs and bulk seeds.

Maple Spring Gardens
Cedar Grove, North Carolina
For over three decades, Maple Spring Gardens has been a family-run farm that specializes in growing vegetables, small fruits, medicinal and culinary herbs, and bedding plants. Their farm is comprised of 80 acres of land, of which 20 acres are tillable and 50 are forested, providing for a diverse, and balanced farm ecosystem. Annually, they grow 5 acres of vegetables, fruits and medicinal and culinary herbs.

Maui Medicinal Herbs
Maui, Hawaii
Maui Medicinal Herbs has been providing natural, powerful herbs and herbal remedies since 1998. This family business, located on Maui, sources its organic herbs from farmers and production partners all over the world, including Hawaii, North America, South Pacific and India. Their selection of herbs supports Western, Ayurvedic and Hawaiian healing practices.

Mountain Rose Herbs
Eugene, Oregon
Founded in 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs grows, processes, and sells organic, sustainably-sourced, and wildcrafted bulk herbs, herbal tinctures, culinary spices & oils, artisan salts, essential oils, natural skin care products, soap making supplies, and so many more DIY ingredients used in herbalism.

Red Moon Herbs
Candler, North Carolina
Established in 1994, the herbal family at Red Moon is dedicated to the mission of creating potent, high-quality, and local herbal products made the Wise Woman Way. Red Moon Herbs offers fresh organic extracts, dried herbs, salves, oils, vinegars, and syrups using the highest quality fresh plant material that is all organically grown or wildcrafted.

Rise Up Remedies
Portland, Oregon
Rise Up Remedies is a woman-owned, certified organic herb farm and apothecary nestled outside of Portland, Oregon. They tend to over 40 herb varieties on their small farm where many of their plants are perennial with deep roots, allowing them to till less frequently and use less water. Offerings include dried herbs, salves, tea blends, herbal oils, facial skin care, herbal tinctures and more.

Sun God Medicinals
Central Point, Oregon
Family-owned and operated in Southern Oregon, Sun God Medicinals offers a range of herbal teas, tinctures, topicals, pet products, smoking blends and more. All herbs are grown within 100 miles of Southern Oregon. Their founder Brie Malarkey is passionate about educating people about the medicinal herbs of Oregon and how choose herbs that can help make life feel better. Get 10% off with coupon code instinct108

Wilson Farm
Greensboro, Vermont
Located on a historic organic farm in Vermont, Wilson Farm is a small scale, Vermont Certified Organic farm comprised of husband and wife team, Brenden and Lindsay Beer. A lifelong passion for plants, decades of digging in the dirt, and an interest in alternative medicine led them to the path of herb farming and medicine making. Offerings include herbal powders, culinary and medicinal herbs, tea blends and immunity-boosting tonics and elixirs, all hand-crafted in small batches.

Zack Woods Herb Farm
Hyde Park, Vermont
Established in 1999 by Jeff and Melanie Carpenter, Zack Woods Herb Farm is a certified organic medicinal herb farm and botanical sanctuary in the heart of the green mountains of north-central Vermont. From their farm, they offer a variety of dried herbs, botanicals, and teas that are grown organically or ethically wildcrafted. They have both retail and wholesale options available.

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Top Holistic Health Schools

Are you ready to further your education? Below is a list of reputable online and in-person schools of herbalism, aromatherapy, nutrition and more. Do you have a school recommendation, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us to give us your recommendation.

Academy of Culinary Nutrition
Online Program
The Academy of Culinary Nutrition is an online education platform providing training for health, nutrition and culinary enthusiasts to become leaders and teachers in their respective communities. Alongside their flagship Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, they also offer a range of courses on topics such as herbal medicine, fermented foods, natural sweeteners, gluten-free flours, nut & seed milks and so much more. Visit Website
Academy of Culinary Nutrition

Albuquerque Herbalism

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque Herbalism is a bioregional herbal studies program that brings students into relationship with the medicinal plants of the Southwest. One-day classes are offered online and in-person on a variety of topics while their yearlong Advanced Herbalist Group meets monthly for field trips, hands-on medicine making, and in-depth learning about herbs. Visit Website
Albuquerque Herbalism

Animal Aromatherapy
Banner Elk, North Carolina
Animal Aromatherapy is a unique accredited school specializing in Aromatherapy and Flower Essences for animals. Their course programs are the first in the United States to offer specialized educational modules specific for safe-use with animals. The course programs are designed for self-learning with mentorship-based guidance and support. Their center, Ashi Therapy, is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of North Carolina. Visit Website
Animal Aromatherapy


ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism
New Paltz, New York
The ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism incorporates a number of traditional energetic approaches, including Traditional Western Herbalism, Vitalism, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. They offer a three-year hybrid program of study for those interested in gaining and applying professional and clinical skills in traditional herbal medicine. In addition, they host online Zoom community classes led by expert local, national, and international herbalists and other holistic instructors and vary in level from introductory to advanced. Visit Website
ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism


Botanologos Online School of Herbal Studies
Clayton, Georgia
For 30 years, BotanoLogos Online School of Herbal Medicine has introduced herbalism to thousands of people in the Southeast. The school’s curriculum is grounded in the belief that the best herbs for you are the ones that grow in your bioregion and the best way to learn about them is to see them growing in the wild. Offerings include the Foundations of Herbalism, intermediate/clinical skills classes, plant walks and retreats, and their best-selling pre-recorded webinar for beginners, Herbal Basics for Everyone. Visit Website
Botanologos School of Herbal Studies


Cedar Mountain Herb School
Sandpoint, Idaho and Seattle, Washington
Serving herbal students for over 35 years, Cedar Mountain Herb School is one of the longest-running herbal schools in the Pacific Northwest. Their offer in-person herbal workshops, online workshops several times a month and a field-based Wildcrafting Apprenticeship Programs designed to expand students’ working knowledge of local medicinal plants, nutrition and plants’ effects on the body systems. Visit Website
Cedar Mountain Herbs


Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
Asheville, North Carolina
Founded in 2007 by Juliet Blankespoor, the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine is nestled in the botanically rich Southern Appalachian Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. The school aims to connect people with plants and the earth through teaching about bioregional herbal medicine. Offerings include the Herbal Medicine Making Course, the Foraging Course: Edible and Medicinal Wild Herbs, and the Herbal Immersion Program. Programs are 100% online, some are self-paced and open for enrollment anytime, while others close their doors every Spring. Visit Website
Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine


David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies
Washington & New Jersey
The world-renowned two-year herbal studies program at David Winston Center for Herbal Studies, has been educating Herbalists, Physicians, Nurses, Naturopathic Physicians, Veterinarians, and Nutritionists in the art and science of clinical herbal medicine since 1981. Their live online program started in 2006, allowing people who are not within commuting distance to New Jersey to take the program. Visit Website
David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies


Florida School of Holistic Living
Orlando, Florida
For over 20 years, as a nonprofit educational organization, The Florida School of Holistic Living has guided students along their plant paths through training, classes, and workshops. All classes are designed to support your education to a better quality of life, and most offer continuing education units for licensed Massage Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Dietitians, and Acupuncturists. They offer both live in-person and online classes as well as a self-paced home study course. Visit Website
Florida School of Holistic Living


The Herbal Academy
Online Program
The Herbal Academy specializes in creating online, self-paced courses. Their courses include a in-depth collection of beautifully photographed and illustrated recipes, tutorials, charts, graphs, videos, and more, plus access to a student-only Facebook community and discounts to online herb stores. They offer a wide variety of courses, ranging from an Introductory Herbal Course, Botanical Skin Care to Mastering Herbal Formulations and even a Mushroom Course. Visit Website
The Herbal Academy

Mount Madonna Institute
Watsonville, California
Since 1978, Mount Madonna has offered a Yoga Teacher Training and in 2006 they launched their College of Ayurveda. They offer in-depth levels of training with their Health Counselor, Practitioner and a Master of Arts in Ayurveda. In addition, they offer mini courses, an in-person 200-hour Fundamentals of Ayurveda program and online 6 month online Ayurveda Educator course. Visit Website
Mount Madonna Institute

Sacred Journey School of Herbalism
Austin, Texas
The Sacred Journey School of Herbalism was founded in 2012 by herbalist Ginger Webb. The school offers in-person, outdoor, online and hybrid herbalism courses. The schools reflects Ginger’s deep love for the plants; her study with the late great herbalist Michael Moore; her years of experience making plant-based medicines; her explorations of east Indian philosophies; her reverence for the wisdom of the ancients; and her belief that we all have access to the healing wisdom of the plant world simply by virtue of the fact that we are alive and share consciousness with all life. Visit Website
Sacred Journey School of Herbalism

Sarasvati Ayurveda Institute
Portland, Oregon
Founded and taught by Susan Bass, the Sarasvati Institute of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy is an Ayurveda school offering both online and in-person courses. They offer two programs, Foundations of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Yoga Training Program and the Advanced Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Training Program. Their Foundations course is offered 100% online through rolling admissions. You can join in any month. The Level 2 course is a 3-year program designed for a fully rounded Ayurvedic Education. Visit Website
Sarasvati Ayurveda Institute

The School of Forest Medicine
Corbett, Oregon
Located just outside of Portland, The School of Forest Medicine is founded by Scott Kloos — a ceremonialist, author, wildcrafter, plant medicine maker and practitioner, animist, singer of plant songs, and aspiring integral ecologist. Offerings include one-on-one mentorships, immersion trips, online healing sessions and a wide variety of in-person, hybrid and online programs. Online course offerings include “Botanical Allies for Becoming Better Humans” and “Relationships of Loving Reciprocity: The Practice of Regenerative Wildcrafting and Medicine Making”. Visit Website
The School of Forest Medicine

TwinStar School of Herbals & Energetic Studies
New Milford, Connecticut
Twin Star Herbal Education provides classes, workshops, and certificate programs in Western herbal medicine, flower essence therapy, Ayurveda, shamanic healing, primitive skills, tarot, goddess & herbal witch programs, and so much more. There is a wide range of classes offered, half-day workshops to two-year-long herbal training intensives. Attendance can be in person, 100% online, or a combination of both. Visit Website
TwinStar School of Herbals & Energetic Studies


Vermont Center of Integrative Herbalism
Montpelier, Vermont
The Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism is non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthcare resources grounded in Nature. They provide one of the nation’s most extensive clinical training opportunities in herbal medicine. They offer both online and in-person self-care classes, comprehensive herbalist training programs and sliding-scale community clinics. Visit Website
Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism


Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine
Austin, Texas
The Wildflower School of Botanical medicine was established in 2012 and is devoted to providing transformative herbal education to anyone who feels called to cultivate their relationship with the Earth. The school provides students access to 8.5 acre botanical sanctuary and an apiary outside of Austin where they can practice seed saving, stewardship, and weedcrafting. They provide both in-person and online courses for absolute novices and advanced students alike. Visit Website
Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

By David Winston & Steven Maimes

Beginning with a history of the use of adaptogens, including in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Russian medicine, this book examines how these herbal remedies work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illness and ailments. The extensive Materia Medica includes monographs on 25 adaptogens, including eleuthero, ginseng, rhodiola, schisandra, ashwagandha, shatavari, reishi, and holy basil, as well as complementary nervines, restorative tonics, and nootropic herbs, such as milky oats, astragalus, St. John’s wort, and ginkgo. Each monograph presents the latest scientific research and details the origin, traditional and clinical uses, actions, properties, preparation, and dosage for each herb. The book also includes guidance on adaptogenic remedies for our animal companions.

Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal

Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal

By Rosalee De La Foret

Alchemy of Herbs will show you how to transform common ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. What were once everyday flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary. Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. With the guidance of herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt, you’ll understand how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family. In addition to offering dozens of recipes, Rosalee examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics.

Ayurveda Beginner's Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally

Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally

By Susan Weis-Bohlen

Ayurveda is a profound science with wisdom spanning so wide that it can be difficult to know exactly where to begin. Designed with the newcomer in mind, Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide presents a concise overview of Ayurveda that covers its historical roots, concepts, and various healing methods. This book includes a 3-week Ayurveda plan for beginners to introduce Ayurvedic concepts into one’s lifestyle gently and practically. It covers a wide range of Ayurveda techniques such as recipes, yoga, aromatherapy, meditation, seasonal cleanses, and other restorative practices to incorporate into your everyday life.

Ayurveda Bible Definitive Ayurvedic Healing

The Ayurveda Bible: The Definitive Guide to Ayurvedic Healing

By Anne McIntyre

The Ayurveda Bible is a comprehensive guide that explores the ancient Indian healing system, from its origins in Vedic scriptures to Ayurveda as practiced today. The book covers the three prime qualities of Ayurveda and how to assess a person’s Ayurvedic constitution. It describes the relationship between food and a person’s constitution and the role of preventative health. A full chapter is dedicated to Ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment. It covers the causes and stages of disease, the principles of Ayurvedic treatment, detoxification, treatment of the doshas and dhatus, and Ayurveda and the mind. The Ayurveda Bible also contains a comprehensive and practical directory of Ayurvedic herbs, traditional preparations and formulas. Indispensable for the practitioner and ideal for the novice, this is a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested Ayurveda.

The Big Book of Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health and Home: Easy, All-Natural DIY Projects Using Herbs, Flowers and Other Plants

The Big Book of Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health and Home: Easy, All-Natural DIY Projects Using Herbs, Flowers and Other Plants

By Jan Berry

Kick toxic, synthetic skin care products and cleaners and bring the healing joy of nature into your life with these simple, customizable recipes. In this new and expanded edition of 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home, Jan Berry adds 50 brand new recipes for a total of 151 in all, making this beloved book a complete and versatile resource. You’ll learn how to make your own skin care and hair care products, health remedies and household cleaners. All of the recipes are easy to make and use commonly found herbs, flowers, oils and other natural ingredients.

Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care

Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care

By Maria Noel Groves

Headaches, indigestion, fatigue, allergies, anxiety, eczema, high blood pressure, and other conditions are clues to a deeper imbalance in your body, and learning to read those clues is a key step in maintaining optimal health. Herbalist Maria Noël Groves shows you how to read your body’s signals and support your own wellness with herbal remedies and other natural treatments. You’ll learn how each of your major body systems — respiratory, digestive, immune, nervous, memory, reproductive, circulatory, and more — optimally functions, and how to use natural remedies to nourish and repair problem areas, restore lost vitality, support your body as a whole, and prevent future problems. Groves includes in-depth instructions, with step-by-step photographs, for making your own herbal remedies.

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Over 100 Remedies for Wellness and Balance

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Over 100 Remedies for Wellness and Balance

By Carrie Chauhan

Chinese herbal medicine is a system of assessing and diagnosing the underlying causes of illnesses that has been refined over thousands of years. Discover the principles of Chinese herbal medicine with a helpful primer on the systems that make up our bodies and what illness factors can cause imbalances. Includes a 100+ beginner-friendly recipes and remedies for a diverse range of disharmonies, like blood deficiencies, back pain, anxiety, diabetes, colds and flus, insomnia, and more. It also includes a herbal glossary with 35 in-depth profiles of affordable, accessible herbs―each including the herb’s healing properties, temperature, and treatment category. For beginners and seasoned herbalists alike so you can confidently, and quickly, make soothing remedies of your own.

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies: Based on the Timeless Wisdom of India's 5,000-Year-Old Medical System

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies: Based on the Timeless Wisdom of India’s 5,000-Year-Old Medical System

By Vasant Lad

Based on the ancient healing tradition from India, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies offers natural alternatives to conventional medicines with practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions. This is an invaluable guide to treating common ailments and chronic problems with strategies tailored to your personal needs based on your dosha or constitution. Dr. Lad explains why certain imbalances often result in illness and how to restore your body to natural order. You’ll learn which traditional Ayurvedic remedies — herbal teas and formulas, essential oils, meditation, yoga — offer relief from a variety of conditions, such as cold and flu symptoms, headaches, toothaches, sore throats, high cholesterol, vision problems, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Lad also shows you how to use diet and specific Ayurvedic techniques to prevent future illness and to promote healthy.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Valerie Ann Worwood

The Complete Book of Essentials Oils and Aromatherapy, Completely Revised and Expanded

By Valerie Ann Worwood

An essential oils book classic for 25 years, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy is a necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing and lifestyle. This new edition contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments from Valerie Ann Worwood. Explore the multitude of benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy:In her clear and positive voice, Worwood provides tools to address a variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors. This aromatherapy book also covers self-defense against microbes and contaminants, emotional challenges, care for the home and workplace, and applications for athletes, dancers, travelers, cooks, gardeners, and animal lovers. Worwood also offers us her expertise in the use of essential oils in beauty and spa treatments, plus profiles of 125 essential oils, 37 carrier oils, and more.

Herbal Apothecary : 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

By JJ Pursell

Start your path to natural wellness with the safe, trusted advice found in The Herbal Apothecary. With the guidance of naturopath JJ Pursell, you will learn how to safely create your own remedies using plants you know and love. Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to plant-based medicine. It features profiles of the 100 of the most important medicinal plants that include information on medicinal uses, identification and cultivation, and recipes for common concerns. Additional information includes step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, salves, and more. This comprehensive guide includes treatments for men, women, and children that address a variety of concerns including muscle strain, the flu, the common cold, insomnia, anxiety, and much more.

Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar

Herbal Healing for Women

By Rosemary Gladstar

For centuries women have turned to herbs to cope with a wide variety of health problems and conditions. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create herbal home remedies—including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments—for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman’s life, from menstruation to menopause. Rosemary Gladstar, knows as the godmother of modern herbalism, teaches how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, PMS, morning sickness, hot flashes, yeast infections, and more.

The Herbal Kitchen: Bring Lasting Health to You and Your Family with 50 Easy-To-Find Common Herbs and Over 250 Recipes

The Herbal Kitchen: Bring Lasting Health to You and Your Family with 50 Easy-To-Find Common Herbs and Over 250 Recipes

By Kami McBride

The Herbal Kitchen will help you recognize the extraordinary pharmacy that probably already exists in your own kitchen. Using dried and fresh herbs in your cooking boosts your intake of vitamins and minerals, improves digestion, strengthens immunity, and increases energy. With 50 easy-to-find herbs and spices, information and tips for preparing, storing, and using them, and over 250 simple, flavorful recipes, it will empower you to care for your health. Whether you are already familiar with herbs or are just starting out on the herbal path, Kami McBride offers recipes for everyone to connect you to the earth, help treat common ailments, promote restful sleep, relaxation, and more.

Herbal Medicine From The Heart Of The Earth

Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth

By Dr. Sharol Marie Tilgner

A complete handbook for the herbal practitioner, Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth contains the most up-to-date, detailed information on 192 valuable herbs including, dosage, specific indications, general uses, active constituents, and contraindications. The book also contains instructions on how to make tinctures, elixirs, suppositories, compresses, capsules, gruels, glycerites, oils, poultices and salves for all the most common ailments as well as some uncommon ailments. This one book will give you important information you need to know about harvesting, storage, preparation of herbal products, preparation of formulas, and clinical use of the most valuable herbs known to practitioners. For those new to herbal terminology, definitions of the words specific to herbal medicine are provided. A book that will quickly become your most trusted herbal reference source of information.

The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Growing, Preserving, and Using Herbs

By Amy K. Fewell

The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion is a beautiful guide for the modern day homesteader. From learning how to incorporate herbs and essential oils around your home, to learning how to enhance your family’s health and well-being, this book is the go-to guide for those wishing to live a more natural homesteading lifestyle. This book takes readers through the basics of herbalism, including the different types of herbs and the uses for them around the homestead. It also breaks down how herbs are used in tinctures, salves, essential oils, and infused oils. Better yet, if you’re a homesteader with livestock, you’ll learn how to maintain their health holistically as well. With an array of beautiful photos and easy to read terminology, just about any homesteader, new or seasoned, can learn from The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion, and finally feel comfortable incorporating the many wonderful qualities of herbs around their homes.

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places

By Steve Brill & Evelyn Dean

This book shows readers how to find and prepare more than 500 different plants for nutrition and better health. More than 260 detailed line drawings help readers identify a wide range of plants — many of which are suited for cooking by following the more than 30 recipes included in this book. There are literally hundreds of plants readily available underfoot waiting to be harvested and used either as food or as a potential therapeutic. This book is both a field guide to nature’s bounty and a source of intriguing information about the plants that surround us.

Making Plant Medicine Richo Cech

Making Plant Medicine

By Richo Cech

This is a modern medicine making book with roots in original herbalism designed for every medicinal herb gardener to cultivate in the home garden and used in family health care. The book covers drying and processing herbs, making tinctures the easy way, the mathematics of tincturing and solubility factors, basic formulas for fresh and dry tinctures, vinegar extracts, glycerites, herbal succi and syrups teas, decoctions, herbal oils, salves and creams poultices, compresses and soaks. Additionally, it also features over 100 herbs that are readily cultivated in North America. This section includes conservation status, parts used, specific formulas, practical uses, dosages, contraindications and an overview of alternate species. Original, amusing and absolutely useful.

Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary: 375 Tinctures, Salves, Teas, Capsules, Oils, and Washes for Whole-Body Health and Wellness

Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary: 375 Tinctures, Salves, Teas, Capsules, Oils, and Washes for Whole-Body Health and Wellness

By JJ Pursell

JJ Pursell, the bestselling author of The Herbal Apothecary, is back with a complete, one-stop resource for herbal remedies that heal and nurture the whole family. Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary offers safe, trusted natural remedies written by a board-certified naturopathic physician. It starts with master recipes for tinctures, salves, teas, capsules, oils, washes, and more. Once you understand how to make these basic formulations, you can access the more than 375 specific recipes that address a range of health concerns from the common cold and headaches to insomnia and digestive issues. Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and beautifully packaged, Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary will become your go-to guide for sustained health and wellness.

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide

By Thomas Easley & Steven Horne

This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home. Herbalists Thomas Easley and Steven Horne tell you everything you need to know about harvesting, preparing, and administering herbs in many different forms, including fresh, bulk dried herbs, capsules, extracts in water, alcohol, glycerin, vinegar and oil, and even preparations like essential oils and flower essences. The book also covers topical applications of herbs as salves, lotions, poultices, tooth powders, ear drops, and more, and includes an extensive chapter on herbal hydrotherapy. The Modern Herbal Dispensary explains why different preparations of the same herb will obtain better results, lays out the principles of herbal formulation and provides instructions on how to prepare single herbs.

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-To-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle

By Jennifer McGruther

The traditional foods movement is a fad-free approach to cooking that emphasizes nutrient-dense, real food, and values quality, environment, and community over the convenience of processed, additive-laden products. Based on the research of Weston A. Price, who studied the diets of indigenous peoples to understand the relationship between nutrition and health, a traditional foods diet avoids processed ingredients, but allows meat, animal fat, and grains. It embraces cultured dairy, such as kefir and yogurt, fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kombucha, and organ meats that are packed with vitamins and minerals. It also celebrates locally grown foods. By choosing ingredients from nearby sources, you create a stronger connection to your food, and have a better understanding what you’re eating and how it was produced.

Nourishing Traditions

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats

By Sally Fallon & Mary G. Enig

This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the low-fat fad in this practical guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious. Topics include the health benefits of traditional fats and oils; dangers of vegetarianism; problems with modern soy foods; health benefits of sauces and gravies; proper preparation of whole grain products; pros and cons of milk consumption; easy-to-prepare enzyme enriched condiments and beverages; and appropriate diets for babies and children.

Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self

Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self

By Stephanie Tourles

Discover the joys of all-natural body care. Stephanie Tourles shows you how to use fruit, flowers, herbs, and minerals to craft healthy products that promote radiant skin, strong nails, shiny hair, and an elevated mood. Pamper yourself from head to toe with products like Strawberry Cleanser, Pineapple Sunflower Scrub, and Almond Rose Body Lotion. Gentle on your skin and free of harsh chemicals found in commercial products, you’ll want to indulge yourself over and over with these luxuriously aromatic bath blends, face masks, and body scrubs.

Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants

Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness

By Scott Kloos

In Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants, Scott Kloos is your trusted guide to finding, identifying, harvesting, and using 120 of the region’s most powerful wild plants. You’ll learn how to safely and ethically forage, and how to use wild plants in herbal medicines including teas, tinctures, and salves. Plant profiles include clear, color photographs, identification tips, medicinal uses and herbal preparations, and harvesting suggestions. Lists of what to forage for each season makes the guide useful year-round. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers, naturalists, and herbalists in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and northern California.

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family

Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family

By Rosemary Gladstar

Promote vibrant health and radiant beauty, soothe everyday ailments, and ease persistent stress with these simple, natural cures for everything from dry skin and infant colic to cold symptoms and insomnia. Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar provides 175 proven therapies and herbal remedies that are easy to prepare and safe enough for children. Offering a potent and effective alternative to commercial pharmaceuticals, Gladstar will inspire you to nurture yourself and those you love with nature’s healing herbs.

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use

By Rosemary Gladstar

Widely recognized as the godmother of modern herbalism, Rosemary Gladstar is renowned worldwide for her inspired teaching and trustworthy knowledge of healing herbs. With Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide, Gladstar offers a fresh introduction for a new generation of gardeners and natural health and self-sufficiency enthusiasts. 33 of the most common and versatile healing plants are profiled in depth to get the budding herbalist off on the right foot. Readers will learn how to grow, harvest, prepare, and use each herb. Step-by-step instructions explain how to prepare herbal teas, salves, syrups, tinctures, oils, and liniments to stock the home medicine chest for common ailments.

What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen - 100 Seasonal Recipes

What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen – 100 Seasonal Recipes

By Divya Alter

This indispensable kitchen companion brings the ancient art of delicious healthy cooking to Western palettes. Drawing on her many years of vegetarian cooking, catering, and teaching, Alter explains how to create flavorful meals with seasonal ingredients by applying Ayurvedic principles. With food combinations, methods of preparation, and healing spices customized for individual needs, this is an inspirational guide to achieving optimal health through personalized cooking. This book features 100 recipes for breakfasts, soups, salads, main dishes, one-pot meals, treats, and beverages in three seasonal-based chapters. It includes an ingredient guide along with recipes for staples such as cultured ghee, fresh cheese, yogurt, nondairy milk alternatives, dressings, chutneys, and spice blends.

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

By Christiane Northrup M.D.

Emphasizing the body’s innate wisdom and ability to heal, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom covers the entire range of women’s health—from the first menstrual period through menopause. It includes updated information on pregnancy, labor, and birth, sexuality, nutrition, hormone replacement therapy, treating fibroids, avoiding hysterectomy, and maintaining breast and menstrual health. Fully updated to include the very latest treatment innovations and research data, and reflecting today’s woman’s proactive involvement in her own health care, this edition will help women enjoy vibrant health with far fewer medical interventions. Filled with dramatic case histories, this book combines new technologies with natural remedies and the miraculous healing powers within the body itself.

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

By Ted Kaptchuk

The Web That Has No Weaver is a classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. This  invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Western and Eastern healing practices. Yin and yang, dampness and wind, the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to regain harmony and balance are explained. The book is both accessible and scholarly and also incorporates the viewpoint of modern science.

The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

By David Frawley & Vasant Lad

The Yoga of Herbs offers a detailed explanation and classification of herbs, using the ancient system of Ayurveda. More than 270 herbs are listed, with 108 herbs explained in detail. Included are many of the most commonly used western herbs with a profound Ayurvedic perspective. Important Chinese and special Ayurvedic herbs are introduced. Beautiful diagrams and charts, as well as detailed glossaries, appendices and index are included.