These books are available from the following sources:
The Minumum Price Homeopathic Books 1-800-663-8272
Homeopathic Educational Services 1-800-359-9051
Castro, Miranda. The Complete Homeopathy Handbook. A very well-done book for introducing homeopathy. Lots of practical information.
Hamilton, Don. Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs: Small Doses for Small Animals. The BEST book for homeopathic care for animals. A great guide for the pet owner and the care giver. Discusses homeopathic philosophy/practice in-depth in lay terms. Excellent chapter on vaccination. Highly recommended. Order direct by calling 505-666-2091.
Johnston, Linda, MD. Everyday Miracles. Dr. Johnston is a homeopathic physician in Los Angeles. She is very well educated in homeopathic prescribing and is an outstanding practitioner of homeopathy. A great introductory book.
Shepherd, Dorothy, Dr. Homeopathy for the First Aider. A great pocket guide.
Vithoulkas, George. The Science of Homeopathy. Philosophy and mechanisms of homeopathy. A textbook for understanding homeopathy.
SOME OTHER GOOD BOOKS (mostly herbs--not in alphabetical order):
I have compiled this list over the years. I have not included some excellent books, but rest assured there are no timewasters here. Authors marked with an * have several excellent books in publication. Look for them at natural food stores and at bookstores.
* Tierra, Michael. The Way of Herbs. This book and the Peterson Field Guide for your area will take you a long way in your herbal studies all by themselves.
* Hoffman, David. The Complete Illustrated Herbal. Covers all major organ systems. Comprehensive.
If you ever get a chance to hear David speak or take a workshop with him, GRAB IT. He is fabulous.
* Moore, Michael--Medicinal Plants of the Mountain Southwest. Considered by many as the "grandfather" of western herbalism, Michael specializes in rare desert plants. His insights are unique and sometimes quirky; always entertaining.This guy knows his *&it! Founder of the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.
Ody, Penelope. The Complete Medicinal Herbal. New York: Dorling Kindersley, Inc., 1993. Great reference by a veteran British herbalist.
Weiss, Gaea and Shandor. Growing and Using the Healing Herbs. Emmaus, PA.: Rodale Press, 1985.
Buchman, Dian Dincan. Herbal Medicine: The Natural Way to Get Well and Stay Well. Avenel, NJ.: Wings Books,1980. (Distributed by Random House) Practical herbalism. Lots of recipes. An old personal favorite.
* Weed, Susan. Menopause Years the Wise Woman Way. Susan is the acknowledged Crone of the Wise Woman Tradition. She has several books on herbs for women, including such topics as breast cancer and pregnancy. She has some interesting ideas which diverge from mainstream thought on these issues, as well as on the soy controversy. A must read for those who want to be well-rounded.
* Hobbs, Christopher. Handmade Medicines; Simple Recipes for Herbal Health. 1998. Contains a table of herb/solvent proportions for selected herbs for those who wish to make their own tinctures.
Peterson Field Guides: Medicinal Plants. Steven Foster & James A. Duke. (Excellent for plant identification) Look for the appropriate guide for your region.
Griggs, Barbara. Green Pharmacy: The History and Evolution of Western Herbal Medicine. 1981, 1991. A fascinating read by a gifted writer.
Keville, Kathi. Herbs for Health and Healing. 1996. Well researched, well organized, and easy to use.
Michalak, Patricia S. Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening: HERBS. Emmaus, PA.: Rodale Press, 1993
Grieve, Mrs. Maude. A Modern Herbal. 2 vols.,1931. Reprint. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1971. An Herbal Classic.
de Baiircli Levy, Juliette. The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable.
Fourth edition, 1991. Faber and Faber limited. First publishd 1952.
Santillo, Humbart, N.D. Natural Healing with Herbs. 1993 (10th Printing) (1st Printing), 1984, Hohm Press, P.O Box 2501, Prescott, AZ 86302.
Thomas, Lalitha. 10 Essential Herbs. 1992. Hohm Press, (address as above) Note: One of my All-Time favorite herb books. Great for beginners as well as oldtimers!This book brings us all back down to the ground.
Winters, Ruth,M.S. A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients. 1978.
Three Rivers Press, a div. of Crown Pub., Inc. 201 east 50th St., NYC, NY 10022 ( A real eyeopener!)
Benjamin, Joan, & Martin, Deborah, Eds. Great Garden Formulas: The Ultimate Book
of Mix-It-Yourself Concoctions for Your Garden. 1998. Rodale Press. A hands-on book that covers everything from dealing with your lawn naturally to making an all natural face cream.The entire book quotes organic farmers and natural product manufacturers.