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Your herbal medicine is only as strong as the herbs you use in making your remedies and in the bulk ingredients chosen for your creations- this is not the area in your life to skimp.  Here are some of my favorite herbal resources- may they help you in becoming the best budding herbalist you can be!


Places in Seattle to Purchase High Quality Herbs

Places Online to Order High Quality Herbs

Places to Purchase Medicine-Making Supplies

High Quality Essential Oil Distributors


Mystery, Medicine and Magic Plant Ally Spirit Work

  • Fire Rose Farm: Joyce Netishen.  Joyce hosts a number of apprenticeship programs and is a beautiful and powerful teacher who will change your life!


Support in Medicinal Landscaping

  • Tending Alive: Katie Vincent is a very talented gardener that can help you develop the medicinal and edible landscape of your dreams!


Herbal Organizations

  • AHG: the American Herbalist Guild- a member supported herbal organization in which members receive a plethora of  herbal resources.  They host a yearly herbal conference that is not to be missed and they publish a yearly herbal journal!

  • ABC: the American Botanical Council- another member supported herbal organization that provides a wealth of herbal resources, hosts yearly herbal events, and publishes the Herbal Gram journal.

  • United Plant Savers: an organization devoted to protecting our medicinal plant allies. 

  • Washington State Native Plant Society: focused on preserving the native plants in WA.  They host lots of interesting events.

  • The Burke Museum: a division of the University of WA, houses a large collection of digital plant and fungi resources.


Herbal Podcasts I Love

  • Voices of our Herbal Elders: Rosemary Gladstar

  • The Plant Path: Sajah Popham of Evolutionary Herbalism

  • Herbs with Rosalee: Rosalee de la Foret

  • Herb Rally: Amanda and Mason Hutchison


Online Resources

  • Jim McDonald's Website- Herbcraft

    • Jim has some amazing blogs, I especially value the one on managing back pain.  He also does a wonderful job explaining the Galenic system of actions in a understandable way.

  • The Late Michael Moore's Website- Southwest School of Botanical Medicine

    • An incredible resource, including the full texts of some of our most treasured herbal texts.

  • The Late Dr. David Duke's Phytochemical Website- Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database

    • A database detailing the phytochemicals contained in a variety of medicinal plants.  Actions are also associated with the chemicals outlined for each plant.  ​

  • Henriette Kress' Website: Henriette's Herbal Homepage​

    • Full of wonderful herbal resources!​

  • 7Song's Herbal Website: NE School of Botanical Medicine​

    • Another website full of incredible herbal treasures- plus, I just really like 7Song!​

  • Sajah Popham's Website: Evolutionary Herbalism

    • Another website with a phenomenal amount of herbal resources.  Sajah's book, Evolutionary Herbalism, is a treasure!

Books to Intrigue You and Feed Your Mind

  • Michael Moore,  Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

  • Pojar and Mackinnon, Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

  • Sajah Popham, Evolutionary Herbalism

  • Scott Kloos, Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness 

  • Stephen Harrod Buhner, The Secret Teachings of Plants: In the Direct Perception of Nature

  • Rosemary Gladstar, The Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy. Health, and  Vitality and Herbal Healing for Women

  • Mary Bove, N.D.,  An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants

  • Sharol Tilgner, Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth

  • Donald Yance, Kr., C.N., M.H., A.H.G,  Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancer

  • Ruth Trickey, Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle

  • Kathi Keville with Christopher Hobbs L.AC, Women's Herbs Women's Health

  • Matthew Wood, The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines and The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants

  • Peter Holmes, The Energetics of Western Herbs: Vol. 1 & 2

  • Nancy and Michael Phillips, The Herbalist's Way: The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines

  • Margi Flint, The Practicing Herbalist

  • David Hoffman, Medicinal Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine

  • Eric Yarnell, N.D.,  Phytochemistry and Pharmacy for Practitioners of Botanical Medicine and Clinical Botanical Medicine, by Yarnell N.D., Abascal B.S., J.D., Roundtree M.D.

  • Lisa Ganora, Herbal Constituents: foundations of phytochemistry

  • Simon Mills and Kerry Bone, The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety

  • Francis Brinker, N.D., Complex Herbs-Complete Medicines

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