Member Books

In this section of our website we welcome the chance to publicize books that are written (or edited) by  members of the American Herbalists Guild (Past & Present). If you would like to add your book(s) to this page, please send the following items to

  • Book title, author(s), and year of publication
  • A link (internet or postal address) to where the book can be obtained
  • A cover of the book in .JPEG or TIFF format

Alternative Medicine Magazine’s Definitive Guide to Weight Loss
Ellen Kamhi

Dr. Ellen Kamhi outlines a complete weight-loss and weight-management program that features detoxification, eating a whole-foods diet, choosing the right fats, kicking food addictions, and getting and staying motivated. In the face of fad diets, this authoritative and commonsense guide helps each dieter create a healthier lifestyle and a slimmer figure in the process. Includes new ideas for overcoming every diet challenge, from a sluggish thyroid to sugar cravings. Featuring 20 healthy recipes, a menu-based eating plan to jumpstart the diet, and effective at-home exercises.

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Monographs
Roy Upton, AHG

Forget about German commision E monographs or any others produced elsewhere. This is a monumental work in progress each monograph numbering approximately 30 pages on a single herb in beautiful full color. These individual monographs constitute a definitive resource for manufacturers, authors and others who have special interest in specific herbs. Complete detailed presentation from the most current scientific to ancient traditional usage of a select number of important herbs in trade. Presently available: Hawthorn Leaf with Flower; Valerian Root; Astragalus Monograph; Schisandra Berry;Reishi Mushroom; Goldenseal root; Bilberry Fruit; Ashwagandha; Black cohosh; Black Haw Bark; Chaste Tree Fruit; Cranberry Fruit; Willow Bark; Hawthorn Leaf and Flower and many others to come. These beautiful monographs are produced with industry sponsorship with no controls over content. The major sponsor is Ira Goldberg, president of Threshold enterprises who ongoingly endows Roy and his full staff of collaborators from around the world to produce these outstanding monographs. It is a major contribution worthy of our full support. 

Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding
Demetria Clark

This comprehensive sourcebook explains how essential oils and herbal remedies can provide natural, alternative solutions to the myriad health care needs that arise during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Let the experienced hand of aromatherapist and midwife Demetria Clark guide you through exploring the safe, gentle, and effective treatments for conditions specific to this transformative time of life.
Essential oils, the keystones of aromatherapy, can be inhaled or used in topical preparations. Herbal remedies can also be used topically in a variety of formulations and can be taken internally via lozenges, syrups, teas, and tinctures. Demetria provides instructions for a wide range of aromatherapy and herbal remedies that can be easily prepared and used at home. In addition, she carefully outlines which essential oils and herbs are safe to use (and which aren't) for each stage of this amazing process, from pregnancy, labor, and birth to breastfeeding and recuperating from delivery.
Demetria offers expert advice on how to select, use, and store essential oils, along with valuable information on how to purchase, grow, harvest, and even wildcraft plants. An endlessly valuable resource, this book is sure to be cherished and passed down through the generations.


Arthritis, the Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide
Ellen Kamhi & Eugene Zampieron

This indispensable reference features the latest alternative approaches to diagnosing, treating, and preventing arthritis. It also details how to pinpoint the underlying factors leading to arthritis and includes proven and nontoxic ways to heal or manage arthritis naturally and without the risk of serious side effects.

Authentic Aromatherapy
Sharon Falsetto

Authentic Aromatherapy is a recommended text for several colleges teaching aromatherapy courses.

Authentic Aromatherapy covers a wide range of introductory topics for the beginner to aromatherapy. It is split into three main sections.

Part One covers such topics as:
- the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils
- quality of essential oils
- extraction methods
- basic chemistry of essential oils
- the difference between organic and non-organic essential oils.

Part Two covers the various ways you can use essential oils – safely and effectively. These include:
- beauty and skincare
- in the home
- travel
- health
- with babies and children
- for women
- social events.

Part Three is a guide to forty essential oils, with a detailed profile on each essential oil covered, such as:
- orange
- rose
- lavender
- tea tree
- eucalyptus
- benzoin
- sandalwood
- patchouli
- yarrow.


2016 (2nd edition)

Ayur-Vidya Therapeutic Guide
Vaidya Atreya Smith

This Therapeutic Guide is destined mainly for the professional health care practitioner. However, any motivated individual with a basic understanding of Ayurveda can benefit from this guide. The Ayur-Vidya Therapeutic Guide covers the basics of diet, lifestyle and explains in detail the use of herbal formulas as per the cause of Doshic pathology. Ayurvedic medicine views all disease as an imbalance of Dosha, this guide explains the traditional manner of treating pathologies caused by the three Doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This guide covers over 200 common disorders that people experience today. The lists three different formulas for each disorder and uses mainly Western herbs and about thirty percent of Indian herbs.

Body Balance
KP Khalsa

Herbalist and educator Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa explains pH's pivotal role in maintaining optimum health, shows how to evaluate your own pH levels, and then offers a multitude of ways to achieve this balance naturally and easily. He reveals why most Americans' pH levels are far too acidic and demonstrates how pH balancing is critical for proper cellular function. You'll learn the hundreds of foods that can help you correct pH in the short term and long term, and which foods and supplements provide specific relief for such common ailments as asthma, indigestion, hypertension, joint pain, and more.

Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care
Maria Noël Groves

This best-selling book is now used as a core or recommended reading textbook in herb schools across the country. Body into Balance teaches you not only about healing herbs but also how your body works and how to bring it back into balance with herbs, diet, and lifestyle. Organized by body systems and dense with information, yet beautifully laid out and easy to read. You will delve into common body systems and health concerns including the nervous system, stress and the adrenals, digestion, detoxification, chronic pain, and more. Herbal actions, recipes, photographs of most plants, and remedy making techniques are also covered.

Botanical Medicine Manual
Dr. Marisa Marciano & Dr. Nikita Vizniak

Evidence Informed Botanical Medicine is the best multidisciplinary, integrated guide available for students, clinicians, and instructors. Botanical Medicine draws on the developing knowledge of medicinal properties of plants in the prevention and treatment of disease.

Botanical therapies are used for dampening the inflammatory response and managing types of pain. The Botanical Medicine textbook covers topics on: Botanical Actions, Constituents, Pharmacy, Monogrpahs, Nutrition, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Fiber, and much more evidence informed medicine for 150+ botanicals used in practice.

This book can be bought from the publisher at the link attached, or from Amazon.

Clinical Botanical Medicine
Eric Yarnell, Kathy Abascal, and Carol Hooper

Unlike many herbal texts, this one does not strive for completeness but instead considers a limited number of important conditions and herbs in great depth, reviewing not only the herbs with substantial research support but also discussing modern application of traditional herbalism including overlooked and underused but still effective herbs. This text aims to deepen and broaden clinical knowledge not serve as an encyclopedic reference.