If you’re interested in herbs, may I recommend the following books? (Clicking on the cover photo will take you to Amazon’s page for the book.)
Herbal Uses – Medicinal:
This is an updated version of his book, originally published in 1974. It has great descriptions of more than 500 herbs: where they grow, how they grow, what they look like. Also included are a few medicinal actions & preparations. A go-to book for nearly anyone.
Originally published in 1931, these two volumes are a treasure-trove of historical information, along with a few magical tidbits buried here and there.
Mr. Hoffman is my ‘herbal guru’. This book explains herbal medicine in terms most anyone can understand.
A more advanced study … gets into the scientific aspects of herbs much more.
An excellent resource for learning how to make herbal preparations. He has a great sense of humor, too!
Herbal Uses – Magical:
Considered to be the ‘industry standard’.
This covers many of the same herbs as Cunningham’s book but some different ones, too, and some of the correspondences don’t agree. It’s useful to get another perspective, no?
Aromatherapy (Essential Oils):
My favorite: she covers a lot and has great recipes!
Another goodie jam-packed with information on using essential oils.