Monday, May 18, 2015

Mother Culture ~ 6 Favorite Herb Books for Moms

OK, so I am a book lover as well as an herb lover, which means books about herbs are at the top of my favorites list.  When I first became interested in learning about herbs, the internet was not an option (yes, I'm that old!).  You had to search out those often 'way out of the way' herb shops to find herbs and information about them.  I soon had a collection of herb books on the shelves and I still turn to some of those today.  With the access to the internet, information is easier to acquire these days, but I will always love my herb books. 

Below are the favorites for mothers, both old and new, from my still room bookshelves:


Healing Herbs: A Beginner's Guide to Identifying, Foraging, and Using Medicinal Plants / More than 100 Remedies from 20 of the Most Healing Plants by Tina Sams
 is brand new and is already one of my favorite herbals.  I love Tina's writing style and this book has practical as well as unusual ways to use 20 herbs.  Not just for the beginner, even after over 20 years of using herbs, I've found lots of new to me information and recipes in this book!


Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family
 Rosemary Gladstar is a well-known herbalist and writer.  Another of her books, which is listed below, was one of my first acquisitions as a budding herbalist, and is well-worn and well- used.  This newer volume is quickly gaining the same status.  Filled with recipes and valuable herbal information, this is a must for this mother's bookshelf.  



Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar is my favorite herb book for women thus far.  After many years of learning, I still return to this book for dealing with and preventing women's health concerns.  A timeless classic in my opinion, one I return to again and again.


Every Woman's Herbal by Dr. John R. Christopher is another timeless classic in my book, filled with wisdom and herbal help for women of all ages.  Dr. Christopher was the founder of the oldest herbal school in America- The School of Natural Healing where is work lives on today.


Mommy Diagnostics by Shonda Parker is great for when you have children in the home.  Though I don't always follow her suggested treatment, I have found this book very helpful when I need a 'diagnosis' based on symptoms.

Common Herbs for Natural Health by Juliette de Bairacli Levy is another of those timeless books for me.  I enjoy her no nonsense style and simple formulas for health issues.

These 6 books are my favorites for mothers (and women in general).  I will share other herb books with you in another post- favorites for herb gardening, crafting, cooking ... so many options!

Do you have a favorite herbal for mothers?  
Which books do you turn to time and time again?

Blessings,

Catherine Ann

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