The list author says: "These are the books I consider 'must haves' for the lay herbalist. There is no certification for herbalists, no licensure. Many organizations offer Master Herbalist designations, but that, more often than not, is more likely a way of selling their herbal courses. Get out amongst the herbs, grow them, love them, use them, and they will be your best teachers."
"Treasure trove, symptoms, ailments, contraindications, recipes and dosages from several disciplines. Gives the names of common drugs for common ailments and the herbs that will give similar results. I like the format of this book more than any other."
"I can think of 10 reasons off the top of my head that EVERY woman should read this in preparation for menopause. Menopause is the beginning of a wonderful new adventure, and getting to know your body and loving it with herbs is the first, most important step to embracing the rest of your life."
"This is a classic, though much maligned book about research into the idea that plants have 'feelings' and can react and commune with humans. As I have said before, never close your mind to possibilities"
"I love this book and refer to it often. It is arranged in an encyclopedic manner, by plant type, scientific name, local/folk/common name, great artwork and photos and a useful symbol key. Great format and easy to use and it helps you remember the latin names."
"The ONLY thing I would change about this book is to include more pictures, but I guess that would make the volume too big and heavy to lug about on hikes when you're looking for the things described in it."
"This book was authored in the early sixties but it still has much relevant information that is of use today. Learn about not only the pesticides to avoid, but WHY to avoid them, what they do to the body and how that contributes to ill health later in life. This book should be required reading by anyone of a earth first mindset who uses the herbs available instead of pharmaceutical medicines"