Sunday, June 1, 2008

Of Teachers and Tomes

In the spirit of learning and being a being who has recently taken his first foot steps on the path that is Herbalist, I was wonder if all of you would tell me what 2 or 3 books or resources that you couldn't live with out. I am looking to start a reference library of my own on the subject. Maybe Library is to grande a word but you get the point. I have a few but would love to know what pages you turn through the most when looking for answers related to the green world.

Blessed Be,
Ry

4 comments:

annie kelleher said...

i must confess my favorite resource for the green world is rose. :)

however, when she is unavailable or, even... unknowing... i force myself to rely upon one of these...

paul beyerl - the master book of herbalism
adele dawson - herbs, partners in life
traditional home remedies from the old farmer's almanac

i also like llewellyn's yearly herbal almanacs.

i have a dozen or so others, if you would like more titles.

Walk in the Woods said...

My favored resources change with the seasons, with my curiosities, with my whims ... but here's a list of what just happens to be around me (in love) at present:

~ Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants by "Wildman" Steve Brill
~ Stalking the Healthful Herbs by Euell Gibbons
~ Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
~ The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers
~ Pharmako/poeia - Plant Powers, Poisons and Herbcraft by Dale Pendall
Pharmakodynamis - Stimulating Plants, Potions & Herbcraft by Dale Pendall
~ Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers by Stephen Buhner

These are all books I consider "keepers." So far. A follow up to this might be a post for resources we don't care much for (one of which-for me-has already been mentioned). :)

livewater said...

I am a bookaholic but the herb books I turn to the most are:

Encyclopedia of herbal medicine by Andrew Chevallier

The Herbal Handbook by David Hoffman

Medicinal Plants and Herbs by Steven Foster and James Duke (A Peterson Field Guide)

I would also recomend anything by Susun Weed, Matthew Wood or Rosita Arvigo.

Lora said...

Ditto to the Chevalier "Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine", Susan Weed--especially, "Healing Wise", and Matthew Wood's "The Book of Herbal Wisdom". Also check out Michael Moore's (the herbalist!-not the creepy far left nut) manuals on the net:
www.swsbm.com/ManualsMM/HerbRep3.txt