Recommended Reading and Bibliography

A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North
America (Peterson Field Guides(R))
by Lee Allen Peterson and Roger Tory Peterson (1999)

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Of Eastern and
Central North America (Peterson Field Guides (R))
by James A. Duke, Steven Foster, and Roger Tory Peterson (1999)

Clinical Botanical Medicine
by Eric Yarnell, ND, RH; Kathy Abascal, BS, JD; Carol G. Hooper, MD, MPH. Highly
recommended. I keep this book handy as a reference.

Dian Dincin Buchman's  Herbal Medicine
by Dian Dincin Buchman (1979)

Herbs & Things, Jeanne Rose's Herbal
Jeanne Rose (1972)

Indian Herbalogy of North America
by Alma Hutchens (1973) - not, as the title would lead you to believe, a book of
Native American herbology, this book borrows heavily from European and Asian

Making Plant Medicine
by Richo Cech (2000) - step-by-step recipes for many herbal remedies.

Medical Herbalism - The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine
by David Hoffman (2003) - Written as a textbook, but also a good reference book
covering chemistry, pharmacology, body systems, and a materia medica.

Plants of the Gods, Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic
by Richard Evans Schultes and Albert Hoffmann
An excellent book for anyone interested in ethnobotany, psychotropic plants, and
herbology. Very highly recommended.

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy, Modern Herbal Medicine
by Simon Mills and Kerry Bone (2000)

The American Pharmaceutical Association Practical Guide To
Natural Medicines
by Andrea Peirce (1999)

The Constituents of Medicinal Plants - An Introduction to the
Chemistry and Therapeutics of Herbal Medicine
by Andrew Pengelly (2004). This is a good introduction to the chemistry of
pharmacologically active compounds in plants.

The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook
by James A. Duke, PhD  (2000) - this is one of my favorite herbals. The author also
has a database of chemistry of herbs at the USDA.

The Herbal Drugstore
by Linda B. White, MD and Steven Foster (2000)

The Herbalist
by Joseph Meyer - first published in 1918, there have been many editions since,
my copy is copyright 1976 by Clarence Meyer.

The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook, A Home Manual
by James Green (2000)

The Indian Folk Medicine Guide
by J.I. Lighthall - my copy has no publication or copyright date, but I bought it in
the 1970's and I expect it is out of print.

Understanding Medicinal Plants - Their Chemistry and
Therapeutic Action
by Bryan A. Hanson, PhD (2005). This is a good introduction to the chemistry of
pharmacologically active compounds in plants.

Weiss's Herbal Medicine, Classic Edition
by Rudolf Fritz Weiss, MD (2001) - One of my favorite references. An English
translation of the German text. This is a very good book for anyone with a serious
interest in herbal medicine.