Recommended Books and Multimedia about Western Herbalism

Matthew Capowski

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This thread will be used to keep a running list of recommended books about Western Herbalism.



Matthew Wood has written extensively on Western Herbalism. His books include:
  • Seven Herbs, Plants as Teachers (1987)
  • Vitalism, The History of Herbalism, Homeopathy, and Flower Essences, originally entitled The Magical Staff (1993)
  • The Book of Herbal Wisdom (1998)
  • The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism (2004)
  • The Earthwise Herbal, Books 1 and 2 (2008, 2009)
  • Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation: A Conversation by Matthew Wood (2014)
  • The Earthwise Herbal Repertory (2016)
  • Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix: The Science of Healing at the Cellular Level (2021)
Michael Moore's website contains numerous older texts that have been made available online at no cost:

The Philosophy of Physiomedicalism by J.M. Thurston is available online at: