Having a few of the best herbal books in your natural mama library can seriously make parenting a lot easier. This is because a few, very carefully selected reference materials can make all the difference when you need something to fix your child’s (insert ailment here) now. These herbal books are perfect for natural mamas!
I have been there. You notice a tooth starting to poke through your little one gums as they start crying in pain looking desperately at you for relief.
Or you just finished putting up the dishes and start settling in for the evening and suddenly your middle one starts with a hacking cough. (And you silently say a desperate prayer that you still have elderberry syrup in the fridge before the other ones catch it too.)
But what can you use to help that couch that won’t let them sleep? You can google it, which I will admit I have done on numerous occasions. But the problem with that is that anyone can slap up an article on the internet. It’s not hard.
When you’re using herbs on your little ones, you don’t want to take a chance at just any advice. You want a trusted source from a respected herbalist. That’s when a really good herbal book, can make all the difference.
Before I took a few courses at the herbal academy, herbal books where I got my favorite recipes and information.
These are the best herbal books that every mama should have as a quick reference for using herbs on their kiddos.
Best Herbal Books For Mothers
Herbs for Children’s Health by Rosemary Gladstar
Rosemary Gladstar is one of the most respected herbalists of our time. To me, anything she says is pretty golden. I love that her books are enjoyable and easy to read. This is a great staple for dealing with common childhood ailments naturally. It’s a great companion for my favorite of her books Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health.
Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar
This book is packed with easy to follow, easy to make herbal recipes that can be used for everyone in your household. She has amazing recipes for self-care, cleaning products, caring for babies and older children too. Lots of great info on living a healthier lifestyle in general too. This is one of my favorite books to cozy up with after the kids are asleep with a good cup of chamomile tea.
Naturally Healthy Babies & Children by Aviva Romm
Aviva Romm is a physician, midwife and herbalist. With a very well rounded education, this woman knows her stuff from every angle. This book is very holistic based. She writes about common health issues children face and how to care for them using herbs, nutrition, and other whole based remedies.
Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier
This one isn’t child-specific, but I love it as an herbal reference. This is a great herbal reference that has lots of basic herbal information on many, many herbs, along with safety precautions and common ways to use them. This is a must-have book for anyone looking to create a great reference library. This one is great because if you need info on a specific herb it’s easy to find quickly.