A Modern Herbal (Volume 1, A-H): The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk-Lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs & Trees with Their Modern Scientific Uses
There are actually two mesmerizing volumes uncovering nature's wisdom. Enchanting descriptions, rich history, and folklore weave a tapestry of plant allies. Published in the early 1900s, it's a dense, poetic resource perfect for research or leisure reading. Quotes and poetry echo voices of the past, making this a true botanical gem. Here's Volume 2.

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide
This book has been a staple in our herbal wellness journey. It's one of our most worn and used books despite having it less than a year. This is another good one to just read as it explains a variety of ways to extract the constituents from our plant allies along with descriptions of a plethora of herbs. From how to make a infusion to setting up for a percolation (which we have done with great success! Looks intimidating but once you go through the process once its easy moving forward.). A really great guide for beginners and experienced herbalist alike. There are also YouTube videos of some of the methods described in this book.

The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine 3rd Edition
This monster of a book is loaded with tons of information about things we all go through. I like to use this book first just to get an overview of the mechanics of a particular discomfort.

Backyard Medicine Updated & Expanded Second Edition: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies

Knowledge To Forage: Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants & Trees

The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies
Another favorite and frequently referenced book in our library! This book is easy to read, with nice big print and colorful detailed photos. There are also lots of recipes and you can search by ailment! An all around wonderful book for quick reference of many medicinal plants.

Peterson Field Guide To Medicinal Plants & Herbs Of Eastern & Central N. America: Third Edition

Northeast Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 111 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness
I really like this book for a few reasons. Namely, its focused on New England and parts of Canada, so I know what I read about in this book I will probably be able to find right where I am in MA. This book also has information about plant morphology and responsible wildcrafting. My favorite section, aside from the information on the plants themselves, is about making your own medicine. There is information about so MANY different preperations, including compresses, baths, tinctures, flower essences, and lotions. A great book for beginners and experienced herbalists, as well as people interested in their local wild plant life.

Foraging New England: Edible Wild Food and Medicinal Plants from Maine to the Adirondacks to Long Island Sound

The Secret Life of Plants

The Garden Apothecary: Transform Flowers, Weeds and Plants into Healing Remedies

The Intelligence of Flowers