The 10 Best Books On Herbal Medicine To Read
1 The Wild Medicine Solution - Giodo Mase
3 Root To Bloom - Mat Pember And Jocelyn Cross
A visually stunning book that highlights some of our most common ‘weeds’ and plants that grow so prolifically. Gives you information on each plant and how to use them and why you would use them. Available at the Dunedin library which is great news!
4 Treasures Of Tane - Rob Tipa
This is a great book on Māori medicine and native plants, it documents and describes the amazing plants that grow here and particularly in the South Island. We love incorporating natives into our products. A few of our favouites include horopito in our Anti-Flam and kawakawa in our Daily Boost Tonic and Golden Skin Oil. When you read some of the best books on herbal medicine in New Zealand (like Treasures of Tane) you’ll learn about the cultural importance of these beautiful plants and how you can use them for yourself.
🌿Related: You can read more about the native plants used at Wild Dispensary here
5 Healing Herbs - Healing Neal’s Yard Remedies
An amazing resource book that has awesome easy to refer to tables for herbs to help with common complaints. This is one of the best books on herbal medicine to read because it breaks each plant down into what it is used for and why. A great resource to own and available at the local library.
6 Plants For The People - Erin Lovell Verinder
This book is stunning. Beautifully laid out with a section on how to make your own remedies, oils and oxymels as well as a materia medica section explaining the plants and how and why they work as they do. Erin is an Australian herbalist and this book highlights what we are trying to do with Wild Dispensary - bringing plants to the people.
7 Materia Medica Of Western Herbs- Carol Fisher
I bought this book when I started my natural medicine degree. It is written by a New Zealand herbalist and is an amazing resource that lists plants with all their active constituents and also studies on how the plant works. This is one of the best books on herbal medicine to read if you are looking for some in-depth scientific explanations as to how and why these plants work. Academic reading can be a bit dry, but this is an amazing resource.
8 Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary - JJ Pursell