25 Free Herbal Resources To Help You Grow As An Herbalist
As an herbalist, I’m always gathering things, be they herbs, jars, or books. I’m also constantly searching for more information, various ways of using the herbs that grow around me, and the wisdom of those that have gone before me. While I purchase many things myself, there’s much wisdom to be found in the various free herbal resources available to us these days.
A quick Google search will reveal a plethora of information on herbs to weed through (pun intended), but today, I’d like to do a bit of the work for you by sharing 25 free herbal resources that can help you grow as an herbalist. These free herbal resources are in the form of online herbal texts, downloadable e-books, herbal research tools, curated herbal resources, educational guides, and more!
3 old time herb books you can read online – The Herbal Academy
Explore Nicholas Culpepper’s, The Complete Herbal, John Lloyd and Harvey Felter’s, King’s American Dispensatory, as well as Maud Grieve’s, A Modern Herbal—three books of old that were written during a time when herbalism and medicine walked side-by-side. These books are written by physicians and herbalists and include a combination of the scientific information known at the time they were written as well as folk traditions that had been passed down. They are a great way to see how medicine and herbalism once worked together and how herbs were commonly used during these earlier time periods.
2. 9 familiar herbs for beginners – The Herbal Academy
This beautiful e-book explores 9 familiar herbs for beginner herbalists to know and use. Each herb is written in the form of a mini-monograph and comes with a single DIY herbal remedy to help you put the herb to good use. Each herb also comes with a few extra resources to help you learn further about each plant. This e-book is great if you want to explore one herb at a time, getting to know its information and uses, and seeing how you can apply it to your life.
3. herbal remedy receipes: A cheat sheet for 10 of the most common childhood ailments – Growing Up Herbal
This beautiful e-book is a favorite for parents of young children. It matches up 10 effective herbal remedies with 10 of the most common childhood ailments parents are likely to experience while raising their children. Not only does it make finding herbal remedies you’ll use often easier, but it also includes information on how to start using herbs and how to make sure your remedies work well when you do use them.