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Books on Uses of Herbs?
« on: October 03, 2013, 11:39:55 am »
Hey all,

I was just wondering if any of you would happen to know any book or a series of books that are good for reading up on Herbs. In both medicinal and in the craft. Any websites will be welcome too. Just trying to expand my knowledge in the area. Thanks in advance!!

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Re: Books on Uses of Herbs?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 12:56:56 pm »
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Hey all,

I was just wondering if any of you would happen to know any book or a series of books that are good for reading up on Herbs. In both medicinal and in the craft. Any websites will be welcome too. Just trying to expand my knowledge in the area. Thanks in advance!!

~HH

 
Anything by Rosemary Gladstar; Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide is a fantastic read.

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 05:56:03 pm »
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Hey all,

I was just wondering if any of you would happen to know any book or a series of books that are good for reading up on Herbs. In both medicinal and in the craft. Any websites will be welcome too. Just trying to expand my knowledge in the area. Thanks in advance!!

~HH


I love Susan Weed's website/forums for info on medicinal uses of herbs.
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Re: Books on Uses of Herbs?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 05:57:17 pm »
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Anything by Rosemary Gladstar; Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide is a fantastic read.

I've heard very good things about this book.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 10:25:29 am »
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I love Susan Weed's website/forums for info on medicinal uses of herbs.

 
Good site, haven't gone completely over it yet but i will. And ill look into the book, iv been wanting to build up my library anyway. Thanks thus far for the recommendations, keep 'em coming if you so please.

~HH

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014, 08:17:22 am »
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Hey all,

I was just wondering if any of you would happen to know any book or a series of books that are good for reading up on Herbs. In both medicinal and in the craft. Any websites will be welcome too. Just trying to expand my knowledge in the area. Thanks in advance!!

~HH

 
Two non-magickal :) books I use are
The Complete Book of Herbs - Lesley Bremness
Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs
a shop with lots of info on magickal herbs  http://www.alchemy-works.com/

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Re: Books on Uses of Herbs?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2014, 09:07:33 am »
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I've heard very good things about this book.

 
I own a copy and it's very good.
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2014, 09:55:26 am »
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Hey all,

I was just wondering if any of you would happen to know any book or a series of books that are good for reading up on Herbs. In both medicinal and in the craft. Any websites will be welcome too. Just trying to expand my knowledge in the area. Thanks in advance!!

~HH

 
I have a couple of books that I quite like, and they're both available free online. A Modern Herbal, by Mrs M Grieve and Culpepper's Complete Herbal. Culpepper's also has occult properties listed.
Aside from that I have the Pharmako by Dale Pendell series which I'm working my way though, it's quite interesting though not sure if it's what you're after.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 05:53:39 pm »
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Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs


I second this one! I love this book. It is not a magickal oriented one (I still want to get one of those), but it is great for cultural lore from around the world, culinary and craft uses, as well as climate information for growing, and drawn illustrations.

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Re: Books on Uses of Herbs?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2014, 04:41:24 am »
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Hey all,

I was just wondering if any of you would happen to know any book or a series of books that are good for reading up on Herbs. In both medicinal and in the craft. Any websites will be welcome too. Just trying to expand my knowledge in the area. Thanks in advance!!

~HH

For magical purposes, I like Scott Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2014, 04:48:56 am »
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I have a couple of books that I quite like, and they're both available free online. A Modern Herbal, by Mrs M Grieve and Culpepper's Complete Herbal. Culpepper's also has occult properties listed.
Aside from that I have the Pharmako by Dale Pendell series which I'm working my way though, it's quite interesting though not sure if it's what you're after.


Dale Pendell's books have been on my shopping list for far too long.

Culpeper's Colour Herbal has a lot of the information in Culpeper's original work, along with illustrations and a bit of modern medicinal information. With quick reference lists, if I recall correctly.

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