Herbal medicine can be tonic and simple, or it can get surprisingly potent. For advanced herbalists, clinicians, and beginners alike, some herbs and herbal families can seem daunting in their potential to create both health and harm. The Practical Herbalist’s Advanced Herbal Folio series is all about helping you get to know some of these powerfully advanced plant medicines.

Each folio in the series covers the whole herb or set of herbs from its preferred growth habits and growing conditions to the constituents science has most studied to its place in human history. You’ll get well-researched information on how the herb or herb family was used by our elders and how it’s used today as well as a solid foundation in why those uses still do or don’t prove effective.

Authors Candace Hunter and Sue Sierraupé have chosen herbs that are commonly used for both chronic and short-term conditions with a wide range of availability for this series. They’ve provided a range of uses for each selection, offering you a chance to get to know the plants covered from both a clinical and a household perspective. This series focuses on opening the door to advanced herbal medicine in a down-to-Earth, practical way.

Each Advanced Herbal Folio contains:

  • Introduction
  • Medicinal Properties, including Medicinal Processing and Advanced Medicinal Application
  • Gardening and Gathering, including identification tips
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Household Formulas and Non-medicinal uses
  • History, Folklore, Myth, and Magic
  • Cautions
  • Recipes
  • References

The Practical Herbalist’s Advanced Herbal Folio series can be used as an individual study or reference library, or it can be used in a class setting. Each chapter is short, easy-to-read, and informative. Recipes and tips for use give readers and students good avenues to experiencing the herb they’re learning about even if a chronic or serious condition isn’t part of their current life or learning environment. A list of online and printed references offer opportunities for further research. Plus, each folio is reasonably priced, making them an easy addition to your online reference library.

Proceeds from sales of The Practical Herbalist’s Advanced Herbal Folio series go toward supporting The Practical Herbalist website, an online reference site filled with information on herbalism and homesteading all for free.

Herbs covered in this series include: