Books on Medicinal Gardens

Books on Medicinal Gardens

If you’re going to have a garden, a medicinal herb garden is a great addition.  Not only can you learn to treat your own minor ailments, but also improve your health through preventive treatments by using herbs to boost your immune system.  The following books will help give your medicinal herb garden a great start, showing you what to plant and how best to grow it.

The Complete Guide to Growing Healing and Medicinal Herbs
This book details everything you need to know about using and growing healing herbs, from the right herbs for your region to cultivating, storing and using herbs for various healing applications.  Learn how to companion plant with herbs to maximize growth and health, as well.

The Medicinal Garden: How to Grow and Use Your Own Medicinal Herbs
Touted as a “must-have” by one reviewer, this book will teach you about various herbs, as well as common substitutes that can have the same effect, so you can learn the options that will work for your geographic region.

The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm
For those interested in traditional Chinese medicine, this book is your go-to guide for how to grow and use herbs in time-honored methods.  It also provides scientific data to back up the long understood healing properties of Chinese herbs.

Whether you want a window box with a couple healthful herbs or an entire garden dedicated to healing herbs of all kinds, these books are sure to give you the information you need to make knowledgeable decisions and grow a wide variety of herbs.