To help prepare you for the Intermediate Herbal Course, we would like to suggest a few books and materials that may come in handy throughout your studies. We always recommend studying herbs using three different resources.

Herbalism Books:

Botany in a Day
By: Thomas J. Elpel

Medical Herbalism
By: David Hoffman

By: David Winston

Nutritional Herbology
By: Mark Pederson

The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism
By: Matthew Wood 

The Web That has no Weaver
By: Ted J. Kaptchuk

Healing with Whole Foods
By: Paul Pitchford

The Yoga of Herbs
By: David Frawley and Vasant Lad

The Lost Language of Plants
By: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Making Plant Medicine
By: Rico Cech

Some supplies you may need to practice your unit projects include:

8 oz. mason jars, cheese cloth, strainer, large bowls, funnel, small 1 or 2 oz. bottles, raw wildflower honey, apple cider vinegar, high proof brandy or vodka, natural waxed paper

For herbs, we recommend these websites for ordering:

Mountain Rose Herbs (also for bottles, etc.)
Bulk Herb Store (also for bottles, etc.)
Zack Wood Farms
Jean’s Greens

For herbal products (tinctures)

Herbalist Alchemist
Herb Pharm
Gaia Herbs
Urban Moonshine (bitters)
Amazon also carries a wide selection of bottles and herbal products

Recommended Herbs

There are hundreds of recipes in the Intermediate Herbal Course, so you can imagine the many herbs we’ll be discussing throughout the 10 units. You will be asked to practice and share your experience working on one of the recipes for each unit; the options are vast. So, to get you started, we recommend stocking up on some of these herbs, which are included in the recipes and also make wonderful teas.

For tea:

Nettles Lemon balm Chamomile
Raspberry leaf Dandelion St. John’s wort
Licorice Peppermint Motherwort

Some other suggestions for placing an order include the following herbs. Pick a few that you may be interested in trying! They will not go to waste!

Angelica root Bee balm Burdock root Calendula
Cardamom pods Cayenne Cinnamon Elder berry
Fennel seeds Gentian root Hawthorn berries Hyssop
Lavender Linden flower Marshmallow root Meadowsweet
Passionflower Plantain leaf Reishi Rose petal
Rosemary Sage Thyme Tulsi (Holy basil)
Tumeric Valerian Wood betony Yarrow
Yellow dock root


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If you are interested in more recommendations for herbal products or would like to see an expanded book resource list, please visit our Reviews page and our Resource page.