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

The Greek Herbalist's Guide to the Mountain
Maria Christodoulou

Join The Greek Herbalist for a delightful exploration of the extraordinary mountains of Greece. This 52-page color guidebook explores 13 mountains rich in history, myth, and botanical treasures that will inspire you to create your own memories among the gods.

The Greek Herbalist's Guide to the National Garden, Athens, Greece
Maria Christodoulou


The Guide to Nutrition and Diet for Dialysis Patients
Shuang Chen

Specifically written for patients undergoing dialysis treatment, this guide provides important nutritional and dietary information to improve the patients' quality of life during dialysis and to prolong their lives. Presented in a concise, easy to read format, complete with food analyses and charts, the book addresses thirty-eight of the most commonly asked questions on diet and nutrition, offering essential knowledge for dialysis patients and their families. It also includes a series of lists for patients to use in identifying foods with high calcium, potassium, sodium and phosphorous content

The Herbal Bath & Body Book: Create Custom Natural Products for Hair and Skin
Heather Lee Houdek

Today, more and more people prefer to bypass commercially available body-care products—and their chemical additives—in favor of more natural, homemade products. These high-quality herbal bath and beauty items fill the bill. Ranging from soaps and shampoos to soothing lotions and lip balms, the 50+ projects include such easy-to-find ingredients as beeswax, peppermint, chamomile, lavender, vitamin E, honey, and shea butter. Best of all, you can tailor the recipes to fit your own specific needs and hair and skin type. You'll find helpful information on the benefits of various flowers and herbs, and an overview of essential oils that details their therapeutic properties and scents. Enjoy these herbal delights yourself . . . or give them as gifts!

The Herbal Menopause Book
Amanda McQuade Crawford

This book offers a wealth of natural self-care therapies for women during the "Change". Drawing on the author's extensive practice as an herbalist, this comprehensive volume provides dozens of specific herbal remedies and other natural therapies for women facing the health issues that arise in premenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.

The Herbalist’s Guide: How to Build and Use Your Own Apothecary
Mary Colvin, RH (AHG)

With a little bit of knowledge, Mary Colvin, RH (AHG) believes that anyone can develop their own homemade remedies and medicines. In The Herbalist’s Guide, she introduces you to the world of herbalism and shares her own knowledge about herbal actions, the concept of energetics and its importance in herbalism, basic botany, harvesting, herbal preparations, miscellaneous materials used to make herbal medicine, and other tools of the trade.

Mary's book will be released on May 7th, 2024. Preorder through this link!

The Homesteader’s Guide to Growing Herbs: Learn to Grow, Prepare, and Use Herbs
Kristine Brown, RH (AHG)

The essential guide to sowing, growing, and preparing herbs for homesteaders

Growing herbs means growing your own food, home remedies, beauty products, and more. This homesteader’s handbook is packed with expert information on planting, caring for, and using herbs to nourish and nurture yourself, your family, your pets, and even your livestock.

Learn about the countless perks of cultivating herbs on your homestead, find tons of info on foraging and growing, and get a step-by-step guide to creating your own herbal teas, tinctures, salves, and more. Who knew your own soil had so much potential?

This standout among homesteader books includes:

  • Garden planning―Discover a helpful guide to planning an herb garden, from selecting plants to deciding the size and location of your growing area.
  • An herb encyclopedia―Explore an informational index of common household herbs, including the parts used, plant properties, safety considerations, preservation methods, and much more.
  • A range of recipes―Try dozens of recipes for everything from homemade marshmallows and basil-infused cooking oil to sunburn soother spray, furniture polish, and natural deodorant.

From pickled garlic to pain relief, you can feed and heal your family with the power of herbs.

The Natural Medicine Chest
Eugene Zampieron & Ellen Kamhi

Based on the award winning radio vignettes , The Natural Medicine Chest is an in depth review of the History of Natural Medicine, monograms on herbs commonly used as medicine today, and a special section, the Shaman’s Garden, which reflects the authors’ direct communication with indigenous shamans on the folkloric use of herbs in their respective cultures.

The Nature of the Whole: Holism in Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine
Vicki Pitman, RH (AHG)

Dr. Dominik Wujastyk of University College, London writes in his Foreward to the book: "...Vicki Pitman dives deep into the Greek tradition of Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, to discover whether the roots of holism can be found there. If such roots can be found, then perhpas we can say that Modern Establishment Medicine has lost something important that it once had...Pitman's thesis is distnguished by several features: orginality, scholarly integrity, and accessibility. Perhaps the most important is its historical probity. Pitman grapples with the original texts of Greek and Indian medicine, refusing to simplify, refusing to take anybody' elses word for their meaning. In doing so Pitman has produced a study which is factually trustworthy, serious and true to the traditions in explores."

The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook
Alan Tillotson

Published by Kensington Publishers, New York. An excellent herbal by one of our esteemed members. It is oriented around integrating Eastern and Western herbal systems and herbs.