Best herbal remedies books according to redditors

We found 267 Reddit comments discussing the best herbal remedies books. We ranked the 124 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Herbal Remedies:

u/themeanferalsong · 17 pointsr/Lyme

you want everything we know? I have a giant notepad full of info...

u/SuperAngryGuy · 12 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Debbie Downer here!

Be careful of linked to on the "101 thread" above. It's basically a copy/paste website (mistakes and all) of other threads with a lot of "bro-science" and misinformation. In my opinion, Nebula is a complete hack who does not care about the quality of information.

This is me ripping in to one page.

This is me ripping in to another page.

And that's just two pages full of mistakes. The page on lighting theory is even worse. The page on lux meters is borderline plagarism of my own writings.

An actual reliable source on growing are books by Jorge Cervantes.

There's what's called cognitive inertia so learning from an unreliable source of information like GWE is just going to make things harder long term for the beginner.

u/citysidhe · 11 pointsr/antiMLM

I've got a 700-page textbook about essential oil safety and I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about working with them. It doesn't really get into pet safety because lots of essential oils simply haven't been tested on pets - not that they should be. I don't believe in subjecting animals to that. I just assume they're all toxic and keep my animals away from them.

u/Independent · 10 pointsr/collapse

IF you already have a bug-in kit covering serious first aid, not just bandaids and Tums, water filtration, fire and cooking without power, etc......

The first two titles assume that you have at least some yard with reasonable sun access, or the potential for access to a community garden. (Could presently be a community park, a church lot, neighbor's land, whatever.) Books are presently roughly in the order that I'd replace them if my copies were lost. Buy used when you can. Some of these are available used for not much more than standard shipping.

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times

Where There Is No Doctor

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

If you have no comprehensive cookbooks that cover a wide range of garden veggies and game recipes, something like Joy of Cooking is probably in order. The point being that one way or another you may have to get used to enjoying whatever can be had, from an abundance of zuchinnis to rabbit, to acorn meal.

If you are not (yet) handy, find an old copy of something like Reader's Digest How to Fix Everything in a used bookshop for maybe $4.

A regionally appropriate guide to edible and medicinal plants such as A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Of Eastern and Central North America

Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation

optional, but cheap, Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis

u/ballongmaskin · 9 pointsr/Drugs

I have learned everything through countless hours researching on the internet and books. Going through ethnobotanical stores and cross referencing with erowid and books to find out what seemed most interesting.

The best book on the subject is The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants It contains everything you ever wanted to know about psychoactive herbs.

Just start collecting small. I have built this collection up over several years.

I also really enjoy finding the right vials and making nice labels for everything. In fact that is just as fun as getting a hold of the herbs. I have a few herbs lying in zip-lock bags, but they are kept apart from the rest of the collection until I have found a more presentable way to store them :P

u/SickSalamander · 7 pointsr/botany

Botany in a day and field guides for you local area.

u/ArsenicSulphide · 6 pointsr/druggardening

Think less about individual plants, and more about total space available to grow. Not really worth it unless ~20 square feet can be planted. In the Northern Hemisphere, the best time to scatter seed is February/March on receding snow (i.e.: end of Winter).

This is a great book, which covers all the bases:

u/Kalomoira · 6 pointsr/Wicca

Not specifically Wiccan but potentially some form of witchcraft. Wicca is a pagan religion that employs witchcraft in its rituals whereas "witchcraft" is a category and as a whole pertains to various types of folk magic (thus, Wicca is just one form, there are other types of witchcraft). Most of what is encountered in the US is Neopagan witchcraft, which is mostly derived from European folk magic. However, (outside of Neopaganism) there is also Afro-American Hoodoo (rootwork, conjuring) which sometimes calls for burying objects as well. Depending on your location, there could be a stronger likelihood of the latter.

When it comes to Neopaganism, basically you have individuals who pursue some traditional style of spellcasting (either utilizing traditional methods or drawing inspiration from them) while others create spells with symbolism they've created. However, a difficulty with pinpointing what something buried could be is that the largest segment of Neopaganism is Eclectic, i.e., practitioners who develop highly individualized systems that draw on various sources in addition to personal innovations.

So, you're not necessarily going to be able to look at something and determine what the person who placed it there practiced or what they intended. There can be general indications. E.g., anything with a poppet (doll) would indicate it's a spell either for or against a person, discerning which can potentially be puzzled out by what else is with it.

In terms of identifying magical use and lore regarding herbs, the best book (IMO) on it would be The Master Book of Herbalism Paperback by Paul Beyerl

Scott Cunningham was a prolific writer and while there is debate over his books regarding Wicca, he was well regarded for his knowledge in herbalism and magic. His books are an easy read, such as:

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs & Book of Incense Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham

Catherine Yrodwode is well regarded in the practice of Hoodoo, she runs the website and has authored various books, here's a link to one of her online articles:

Laying Down Tricks & Disposing of Ritual Remnants in the Hoodoo Tradition - Catherine Yronwode

These just scratch the surface and there plenty of other sources others might cite, but these will give you a sense of direction.

u/JohnnyAvacado · 6 pointsr/cannabiscultivation

The Cannabis Encyclopedia - Jorge Cervantes

It covers everything you’d need to know. It also has an illustrated diagnostic section, which for any novice grower is an invaluable resource (ie without needing the Internet)

A brief overview of the issue or curiosity I’m having is usually covered which I can then use to focus my attention toward a more in-depth resource.

I also recommend: Growing Elite Cannabis - Ryan Riley

I have an older digital version of this book, it has been republished so I’m sure they updated some of their information but this tome (516 pages) has a lot of good information. It’s easy-to-understand and has tons of good images to help illustrate the techniques and processes for all the major. It’s pretty costly (~$90-$100), but depending on your level of interest it could be a great investment to your growing knowledge.

Happy Growing!!

u/valentinedoux · 6 pointsr/DIYBeauty

Undiluted TTO can cause severe irritation or develop permanent sensitization. Please check the DIY Beauty's Essential Oil Safety.


Essential Oil Safety: pg. 441

TTO Safety Summary:

  • Hazards: Skin sensitization
  • Cautions: Old or oxidized oils should be avoided.
  • Maximum dermal use level: 15%
u/PsychonaticInstitute · 6 pointsr/DrugNerds

Have you ever seen the [The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants] ( by Christian Rätsch (published in 2005)? It's very comprehensive including a lot of information on cultural context for basically all the known psychoactive plants on the planet (at the time of publication at least). My copy at home has like hundreds of sticky notes in it, haha. I definitely recommend that book.

u/The_Bush_Ranger · 6 pointsr/preppers

Check out r/physicgarden and r/ethnobotany

Most the edible and medicinal plant books cover wild plants. They often also have pseudoscience presented as fact or just outright falsehood so without some knowledge of the subject just picking up a few books could do more harm than good. We would also need some idea of your location to make good recommendations. An idea of your available space and goals would also be helpful. Sorry I can't give a straight answer but the subject is nuanced.

Having said that, I would recommend two sources as a starting point: PDR for herbal medicines and Germany's Commission E

Both are scientifically valid collections of monographs on medicinal plants. They don't cover a lot of what you are looking for -such as gardening help- and they also cover things that should only be used by advanced practitioners -please don't try to make tincture of opium. But, they are rigorously reviewed for scientific accuracy and contain very good preparation and dosing guidelines. My suggestion would be to visit local botanical gardens and horticultural supply centers and ask what kind of medicinal plants are commonly grown in your area. Your local extension service probably has a master gardener program that will also be very useful. After you have a list of common medicinal plants for your area, look them up on Commission E and PDR For Herbal Medicines and only plant the ones that are known to be effective AND can be prepared by a beginner.

Good luck.

u/AllanfromWales · 5 pointsr/Wicca

The usual recommendation is Cunningham but personally I prefer Beyerl.

u/rougewitch · 5 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Get this book- its filled with an amazing amount of information

The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to Cultivation & Consumption of Medical Marijuana

u/PragmaticPagan · 4 pointsr/herbalism

If you would like to start hunting for herbs in your area, look for field guides. Peterson's makes some really good ones. Then get your self a few books on herbal information, and a few on preparations.... it is all about the cross-referencing.

I do not know where you live, and field guides need to be geared towards your area....

u/Imnother · 4 pointsr/Herblore

There are so many and with many different focal points. I also think a list with some identification as to the focal points for each book would be useful. And I'm always happy to find new good ones, so I am glad for this post.

Rodales is one that I've seen mentioned a ton elsewhere, and I have found it useful too. There is some lore and some preparation and growing information along with medicinal info..

If you are looking for experience logs concerning herb usage, Susun Weed's forum is a nice place to search. The accounts are not made by medical professionals and perhaps are not studies based, but they are from people who test and use herbs on themselves. A very female bent; however, I've not seen a male treated anything but nicely there.

Cunningham's is a good magical go-to based in some lore, but can be problematic sometimes as dangers are not always noted. And the lore can be difficult to track down; though I was surprised that some of it had uses that I was already familiar with from childhood. Many websites about magical correspondences are word-for-word taken from it. It's Llewellyn, but don't let that scare you. I doubt there is an apothecary in existence that doesn't have a copy somewhere.

Miller's Magical and Ritual Use of Herbs was one I acquired years ago when starting the magic/psychoactive hunt. It includes some methods for preparation though the herbs included are limited. I think going to a forum or sub here that is dedicated to psychoactives would probably be more useful for preparation guides, but they may lack the ritual component.

For identification and growing and a tiny bit of lore too, I found Angier's Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants to be very easy to use when I first started. It's not comprehensive and it is dependent on region, but I thought it was a charming read.

I think if you can find a field guide to wild plants that pertains to your geographical area, it would be better. That way you can get out and examine the plants yourself and see how they grow and interact with other plants and their environments. Much of what I have read about the magical properties of plants makes sense when I consider observations of the plants behaviors. Some of it is counter-intuitive too, but what makes a plant magical is sometimes going to be based in a lore you create on your own.

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants was a pricey thick one, but one I have found very useful for its purpose. I think it could be more inclusive, but I think the same thing could be said of every plant book published! If you can find one used, you may get it at a bargain. I bought mine for under 50$US but I have never seen it that cheap before or since. But this is not one that will be in every public library, so if you can afford it and spot it cheap, it may be worth the jump of you are into this kind of information. And of course the ever-loving Erowid is a great resource too.

These are just a few for beginning that I have used, but I have not used them in isolation. And there are several I have on a wish list too (this one has been rec'd to me, and omagah these have a savings account building over here). Websites have been excellent free resources especially to start. U.S. Wildflowers has a huge photo library and links to others if the geographical areas pertain to you. It's helped me get some basic identification of local plants many times.

For medicinal use and contra-indications that might feel safer, there are many hospitals that host pages of advice about herbal medicine and many of those link to studies. Since nothing here should be taken as medical advice, going to those resources may be very helpful. I have used too many to list.

And the same goes for growing guides. Websites are going to be quicker than books, but books may offer things like seasonal planting patterns and landscaping that a simple growing guide might not contain. There are too many of those to list as well.

Sorry for the length and I hope you get many more suggestions!

u/Cranberry_Lips · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

There are some essential oils that are toxic to cats and should not be applied to their skin. With that said, essential oils also evaporate and/or get absorbed very quickly.

You would have to apply the tto or any other essential oil undiluted to your face and then have your cat lick it right away in order to cause her any harm.

Essential Oil Safety is a good reference book if you want to learn about aromatherapy.

u/ThelemaAndLouise · 4 pointsr/simpleliving

you might actually get some good answers from subs like /r/Wicca, /r/witchcraft, or /r/energy_work despite your desire to avoid spiritual/folk beliefs, because of the high likelihood of overlapping interests. (EDIT: or a traditional chinese medicine/TCM subreddit)

part of the problem finding traditional healing divorced from extraneous beliefs is that the traditions usually include elements of ritual or belief because it helps the patient.

i used to a have a book called "where there is no doctor", and he tells a story about how a woman who was bleeding after childbirth wanted a shot, but he told her to do mild activity and drink orange juice from her tree out back. she persisted a while in her demands for a medical treatment, but she eventually went home, followed his advice, and began hemorrhaging heavily. he was called, and she was like "DAMN BITCH I TOLD U" and so he gave her a shot of water out of an ampule, and she stopped bleeding.

it was her belief in the magical ritual of injecting her with medicine that made her stop bleeding. you should at least be acquainted with this effect, although relying on it entirely isn't good either.

it's an incredible book that gives you no-nonsense advice on how to treat people with 3rd world resources. not exactly what you're looking for, but i highly recommend it. you will be equipped to evaluate situations far beyond what you will ever want or need to, which i think is ideal. link to the book

in this vein, survivalist plant guides would be a good resource as well. i don't know what subreddit might cater to that.

EDIT: a quick googling turned up this book. i've known some planty folks and i think they had this book. if my mom weren't dead, she would hook us up with some real sick shit.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Psychonaut

What you'd probably like to check out is the Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants. It includes all this wisdom and much more - like how to make your own opium and any of the shaman/witch-stuff you'd ever want.

including historical references, like this witch-stuff

u/BestAndWorst · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Edit: Updated link

This thing is massive, and will probably cover any question you'll ever have.


You could use it as a reference, while doing other research on the internet.


u/bogotec · 3 pointsr/herbalism

I recommend books by David Hoffmann, perhaps the foremost known British herbalist today (the link is to a page about him on Jim McDonald's website), especially his earlier books, for example, this one, not necessarily what has been published in the last decade or so, such as the formidable volume 'Medical Herbalism' (which I found to be lacking in depth).

For Ayurveda, perhaps the reference of choice for an independent/aspiring herbalist, should be 'The Yoga of Herbs' by David Frawley & Vasant Lad. Also, read up on Ayurveda, if you haven't yet, e.g. the highly accessible Robert Svoboda's 'Prakriti' or other books by the already mentioned Vasant Lad.

For medicine making another must-have reference is 'Making Plant Medicine' by Richo Cech.

Also, explore the resources on Henriette Kress's website, especially the classical texts from the Eclectic period.

There really are many other sources, from which you can draw both knowledge and inspiration, depending on the need of the moment.

I would also highely recommend the work of Paul Bergner, including but not limited to the links found here.

u/Fluxabobo · 3 pointsr/budtenders

I can highly recommend this book. It's a fantastic overview of cannabis science and medical use information, as well as a look at some of the most popular strains of the last two decades. I've worked in cannabis sales for ten years and this has been a great reference and refresher when I need it.

Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana

u/psychokitty · 3 pointsr/treebusiness

What exactly are you selling? Are you selling direct to consumers or to distributors? Are you in a legal state? What R&D has your company done to match your product to the needs of the consumers?

There are more internet forums devoted to Cannabis growing and consumption than any other topic that I know of. There are volumes of information on the internet, in books, and on youtube. I would suggest you start reading, and assuming you are in a legal state, then get your company to pony up for you to start your own small grow operation using their products (if that is what they are selling). Just because you are growing it doesn't mean you have to start smoking can always donate the finished product to medical patients in need.

Just like selling any other product, know what your consumers want and then cater to those needs. Go to the stores selling your product and talk to the Store Managers. Look at what your competitors are doing! Learn the regulatory environment. Watch youtube videos and go to Trade Shows. Visit your customer sites.

Here is a nice book to get you started: is another good place to get started growing. Reddit has many subs including /r/microgrowery /r/macrogrowery /r/trees

u/Isidia · 3 pointsr/gardening

Neither of those plants are hallucinogenic. If you mean entheogenic plants, then that's totally different.

Here is a good book to understand more.

u/PeppyPizzas · 3 pointsr/occult

The Master Book of Herbalism sounds like it has a lot of what you're looking for. Super helpful book.

u/ScannerBrightly · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

That was decent in it's time, but I believe that The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to Cultivation & Consumption of Medical Marijuana may have surpassed it now. I didn't like Jorge's first book, but this one really knocked it out of the park.

u/bunglebum · 3 pointsr/germantrees

Gibt übrigens auch nen richtig schniekes Buch, der Autor ist natürlich redditor:

Find gerade leider keine anderen Bilder dazu, aber ist ne richtig dicke Schwarte mit ein bisschen allgemeiner Info (Geschichte, Genetik, Erklärung Hasch/Weed/Öl, Indica/Sativa, etc.) und zig Doppelseiten mit jeweils einem grossen Hochglanz-"Nugporn"-Foto und auf der anderen Seite dann Infos zur Sorte.

u/indigosnowflake · 3 pointsr/Wicca

This is my absolute favorite book when it come to herbal magic.

u/iamveryassbad · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

This is the new, updated version of Jorge's classic. Crucial for noobs, helpful for even the most experienced. You will find virtually all of your questions are answered in it. Make it your new bible. A reddit thread is not the place for a 12 part series of lectures about how to build a grow, but this book has got the info.

Also, nobody I ever met set up a room with no experience and immediately began killing it. There is a lot to learn. Do your best to make it perfect, but temper expectations.

u/HereticHierophant · 3 pointsr/Herblore

I've got two books that may be of interest to you. They are both books we are using in my herbal apprenticeship and very well written.

Michael's Moore's Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

Matthew Wood's The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism

u/Deadly3ffect · 3 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

Masterpiece. First book I read. If you could only read one book I’d recommend this one.

There is an updated and expanded version now just FYI.

Never read it buts it’s the same author and supposedly is just adds quite a bit of extra content.

u/CarlVSam · 2 pointsr/essentialoils

The book I was referring to is this one, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. It is the go-to reference book on the effects various essential oils (the book contains information on 400) can have on the body, as well as any potential hazards from these substances and the individual chemicals that the oils are composed of.

u/biscotta · 2 pointsr/Lyme

I did 3 years of LLMD treatment, which helped with some symptoms, but I still have disabling fatigue. I've been off treatment for about two years.

Now I'm going more of an herbal route. I'm putting more stock in herbs than in vegetables and diet. I maintained a healthy low-carb diet throughout my LLMD treatment but kept worsening anyway.

My plan is to do Buhner's core protocol from Healing Lyme, but I'm DIY'ing some of the extracts so it'll be 2-3 months before I start.

Here's a breakdown of the core protocol:

  • Polygonum cuspidatum (often sold as resveratrol) - endothelial protection

  • Salvia miltiorrhiza (red sage) - cytokine remodulation

  • Scutellaria baicalensis (baical skullcap) - cytokine remodulation

  • Gelatin - collagen protection

  • Vitamin C - collagen protection

  • Selenium - collagen protection

  • Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw) - immune remodulation

  • Cordyceps - immune remodulation

  • Withania somnifera (ashwagandha) - immune remodulation

  • Eleutherococcus senticosus (eleuthero) - immune remodulation

  • Glycyrrhiza (licorice) - immune remodulation

  • Andrographis - antispirochetal

  • Uncaria rhynchophylla - anti-inflammatory (especialy recommended for neuroborreliosis)

    You may notice that of this long list, only one item is actually killing Lyme bacteria. If you're interested in what he means by endothelial protection, cytokine remodulation, etc, I can expand on those.

    Since you're having so much trouble with your joints, you may want to try the collagen and endothelial protectors.

    Buhner also has additional protocols to target specific symptoms, including an expanded collagen support protocol. I don't have trouble with my joints, so I'm planning on doing the chronic fatigue protocol after I've incorporated all of the above.

    All of that is just what I'm planning to do, though. What I'm doing now is a mishmash of things that I got from a redditor:

  • Monolaurin (nobody seems to really know how this works, but it is said to hit viruses, bacteria and fungi)

  • A supplement called Candida Cleanse (caprylic acid, oregano, protease, cellulase, several other things)

  • Cistus tea - biofilm buster

  • Turmeric - anti-inflammatory

  • Chlorella/spirulina - detox

  • Milk thistle - detox

  • Nanogreens - this is a blend of extracts of many vegetables, some fruits, and some herbs. I do it mostly for the nutrients but may help with detox

  • Dry-brushing - detox

    I never had recognizable herxes from antibiotics, but am having them now, so I do think it's working. The monolaurin seems to be the worst herx trigger, and I'm increasing my dosage very gradually.

    I want to note that I don't just start taking all this stuff all at once. I add one thing in at a time, maybe once every 5-7 days, and I start at a low dose and work up unless the dose is just one capsule. Because if I have a bad reaction, I want to know what is causing it. I also carefully track when I start what, and when I increase my dosages (I was a scientist in my former life).

    So it will take a good bit of time to get fully on the Buhner protocol.

    As a side note, treating with DMSO kinda freaks me out, because I used to work with DMSO in the lab. I was highly aware that it could permeate my skin, bringing along whatever chemotherapy drug I was working with that day! But it makes perfect sense that it works as a topical carrier, and it's good to hear that it's helping you.
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u/digdog303 · 2 pointsr/Survival

I have a couple of the peterson field guides which are awesome. This one and this one are great. I also have one of the samuel thayer books. He's freakin hilarious! Ancestral plants is also pretty interesting but it goes into more detail about less plants compared to the other books. These books are specific to my region(mid-atlantic/new england) but I know there are peterson guides for and other areas.

u/epiphanot · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

CPR/Adult 1st Aid - many communities of more than 20,000 offers this ~4hr class for free once or twice a year. If an employer offers it for free TAKE IT!!!

The HAM radio thing is a good idea. Even if you don't get a specific license, learning basic electronics & communications technology is really handy. More so if there's a zombie apocolypse or some sort of mass disaster.

medicinal and/or edible plant ID - what's really cool is you can totally do this on your own time and own pace. Even cooler, occasionally you'll find some little nook or trail or corner of wherever you live you didn't know about AND some of the plants are kinda tasty when found in season. There's tons of books out there.

  • Find 2 books (or 3 or 4) w/good color photos and cross-reference as you find stuff. Try the Peterson field guides for different regions (& other topics). I wandered down trails w/one book and a notebook and tried to keep a record of what i found. Then, at home, look up images for whatever i thought i'd found. Not to be all OCD but just as a memory aid. I was kinda' blown away at how far i didn't have to go.
u/arbutus_ · 2 pointsr/foraging

[Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon and Alaska by Jim Pojar]
( book here is my holy bible for foraging and IDs. I know you are in Oregon, but I'm on Vancouver Island which is practically in the US and as west coast as it gets. Many of the plants growing where I am grow in parts of Oregon too. Consider fining this book or one similar. IMO a good Id book with images is the most important thing to carry with you (aside from gloves and a pocket knife).

Here are a few books I do not own but have read or heard people recommend.

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West by Michael Moore

Pacific Northwest Foraging by Douglas Deur

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate by John Kallas

u/pollinate · 2 pointsr/foraging

What general area are you in? I can recommend an excellent starter book for the western u.s., and could try to remember a couple online resources for other areas. But also I have a habit of 1. picking one thing I know is in my area, trying to find it and learning all about it and 2. Intentionally noticing all the plants around me on my daily routine, once they become familiar you may begin to realize how much around you is edible. As you research the plants you are looking for you come across other ones that you thought were weeds on your trip to work. I started with just this book:
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West by Gregory L. Tilford
Google what the native tribes in your area ate and see if any of that is familiar/still flourishing. As for mushrooms I usually stick to chanterelles and a few other easy ones, that is just hat I do personally as they sometimes take a lot of work and microscopes, etc... that I dont have to identify. I picked and ate my first chanterelles without asking an expert opinion, but I had seen them many times before in restaurants and markets. Some stuff it is possible to identify without asking someone, if you have a good book or other resource, but if you are not sure, always leave it. Take a photo on your phone and research it later or upload it to /r/whatisthisplant. I found yerba buena on a hike once and now I know when I'm in a certain type of soil/plant community to expect it might be there too. Then I moved to a new house and it's growing with pineapple weed in the edge of the driveway. After a while you will start to see food everywhere.

u/mekdigital · 2 pointsr/trees

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana


u/tokenaccount86 · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Just do it is my main thing to get across. You'll not have all the answers and you'll have a few curve balls thrown at you but it forces you to read about it and ask questions. You'll learn by doing. I recommend this book

u/-DitchWitch- · 2 pointsr/herbalism

Field guides and preparations are generally separate. Peterson's makes an excellent medicinal plants and herbs guide... Amazon

Dosages and preparations require a high degree of cross-referencing, as there is a lot less scientific research in this area (at least that is how I go about it)... Start with foraging around for what is available to you (using a field guide). Then hit up Wikipedia and work your way through the references, look at books on integrative medicine and natural health. Sites like Wikipedia and Web MD, will tell you if there is immediate or significant long term danger of consuming the herb, and give some insight into the alkaloids and active ingredients of most common medicinal herbs... After I pull from places like J-stor, and dive into more esoteric sources like Victorian pharmacopeias and folk lore, and books on ethnobotany etc.

Edit: conservation areas are also a good place to get started, MNR (or whatever the USA version is), and park departments often print little guides to local plants and their history.

u/halterwalther · 2 pointsr/whatsthisplant

To give a short answer. Yes.

This is from a book about psychoactive plants i have. Because there are a lot of non factual answers here, I thought i post this. I had to write it all so there might be some spelling errors.


Plants of the gods, By Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann &Christian Rätsch.

The chemistry of Fly Agaric

> The active principle of Amanita muscaria was thought once, a century ago, to have been muscarine when Schiedeberg and kope isolated this substance. this belief has been proven erroneous. Recently Eugster in Switzerland and Takemo in Japan isolated ibotenic acid and the alkaloid muscimole as being responsible for the Fly Agaric's psychotropic effects. The mushroom is taken usually dried. The drying process induces the chemical transformation ibotenic acid to muscimole, the most active constituent.

...Amanita muscaria may be the oldest of the hallucinogens and perhaps was once the most used...

A little background summary from me:

It's been used by many different cultures in the past and has been associated with many different gods, There is evidence suggesting it's been used in India, Siberia and The America's, (From Mesoamerica to the north of Canada.

If you're interested in these kind of things, i suggest you try to find some literature about it. The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications, Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers, Psychedelics Encyclopedia. It's amazon link's but you can find them anywhere.

u/polyethylene108 · 2 pointsr/IWantOut

You have the right attitude, and this makes me happy. Nothing is benign. Not even water. First lesson of toxicology. However, even chamomile can cause palpitations in some people. Get in touch with Kiva Rose. Matthew Wood is probably one of the best herbalists in the US. And Bastyr is one of the best places to study in America. If you have the love for botany and pharmacology and the instinct for healing, these people will point you in the right direction. As for book sources, I can recommend Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine even though some of this is quite old information. There are plenty more books, but start there. You are on the right track with why the 90% Calendula tincture is mostly used topically, but it's also used internally in certain situations. Study, study, study. The PDR for Herbal Medicines will give you a lot of help, too.

u/Ray8157 · 2 pointsr/Herblore
u/elevader · 2 pointsr/Herblore
  • The Essential Guide to Herbs by Lesley Bremness
    Has over 100 different plants and the basics about them, a bit about how/where to grow each plant, what they can be used for and how to prepare them.
  • The Complete Illustrated Guide to Herbs by Non Shaw
    Has less then the first book but provides a bit more in-depth info about them. Also includes a good how-to on tinctures, salves, etc.
  • Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar
    Mostly a collection of recipes for different teas, medicinal candies, etc but also has a bit of information on a bunch of basic herbs.

    These are the first three books I bought when I got into medicinal herbs. They're an excellent way to begin, I think. Lots of different information, and I still go back to them for reference.

    Edit: Added links
u/Tater72 · 2 pointsr/Michigents

Go buy a 4x4 tent, ideally gorilla but can get cheaper.!

Order the light

Inline fan

AC Infinity CLOUDLINE T6, Quiet 6" Inline Duct Fan with Temperature Humidity Controller - Ventilation Exhaust Fan for Heating Cooling Booster, Grow Tents, Hydroponics

Carbon filter

VIVOSUN 6 Inch Air Carbon Filter Odor Control with Australia Virgin Charcoal for Inline Fan, Grow Tent Odor Scrubber, Pre-Filter Included, Reversible Flange 6"x 18"

Flex duct

VIVOSUN 6 Inch 25 Feet Non-Insulated Flex Air Aluminum Ducting for HVAC Ventilation w/Two 6 Inch Stainless Steel Clamps


SPT Wall Mount 16" Fan with Remote Control


AcuRite 00613 Indoor Thermometer & Hygrometer with Humidity Gauge, 3" H x 2.5" W x 1.3" D

Rope hanger

iPower GLROPEX2 2-Pair 1/8 Inch 8-Feet Long Heavy Duty Adjustable Rope Clip Hanger (150lbs Weight Capacity) Reinforced Metal, 2 Pack, Black

Light timer

BN-LINK 7 Day Outdoor Heavy Duty Digital Programmable Timer BND/U78, 125VAC, 60Hz, Dual Outlet, Weatherproof, Heavy Duty, Accurate For Lamps Ponds Christmas Lights 1875W 1/2HP ETL Listed

PH meter

Digital PH Meter, PH Meter 0.01 PH High Accuracy Water Quality Tester with 0-14 PH Measurement Range for Household Drinking, Pool and Aquarium Water PH Tester Design with ATC (2020-Yellow)

Tower of Power

Hydrofarm TMTOP6 Tower of Power


VIVOSUN 30X 60X Illuminated Jewelers Loupe Foldable Magnifier with LED Light for Jewelry Gems Watches Coins Stamps Antiques Black

Measuring cups.

Garden Smart Measuring Glass (1, 1 ounce)

Fox Run Brands 4892COM 4-Ounce Mini Measuring Glass, Regular, Clear

Get some short heavy gauge cords

Still haven’t said what medium, so I can’t recommend anything there for nutes or pots. Since your new, I’d consider soil and airpots.

You’ve got lots to learn, buy the grow encyclopedia.

The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to Cultivation & Consumption of Medical Marijuana

I’m sure I forgot something, it’s off the top of my head, you’ll always be running and picking up a trinket or two. That said, this will get you far down the path.

Need to decide medium and I can help point you towards genetics. Probably clones to start off.

u/entyfresh · 2 pointsr/trees

Jorge Cervantes' Cannabis Encyclopedia, released just last year so it's quite up-to-date, which is important because this field is advancing quickly. It covers everything she would need to know to effectively grow and process cannabis. It's the follow up to his "Grower's Bible", which was the de facto grower's manual since the mid-80s.

Getting into growing indoors can get pretty expensive, easily into the $2,000+ range even for a small grow, so it pays to plan, and that book will really let her do that.

u/WitchDruid · 2 pointsr/witchcraft

The Following list is taken from the Witches & Warlocks FB page. (This is Christian Day's group)

Witches and Warlocks Recommended Reading List
This is a collection of books recommended by our admins and participants in the group. Books must be approved by the admins so if you'd like to see one added to the last, please post it in the comments at the bottom of this list and, if it's something we think is appropriate, we'll add it! We provide links to Amazon so folks can read more about the book but we encourage you to shop at your local occult shop whenever possible! :)


Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft
by Raymond Buckland

Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America
by Margot Adler

Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch: Mastering the Five Arts of Old World Witchery
by Raven Grimassi

The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development
by Christopher Penczak

The Kybalion: The Definitive Edition
by William Walker Atkinson (Three Initiates)

Lid Off the Cauldron: A Wicca Handbook
by Patricia Crowther

Mastering Witchcraft
by Paul Huson

Natural Magic
by Doreen Valiente

Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick
by Ellen Dugan

Old World Witchcraft: Ancient Ways for Modern Days
by Raven Grimassi

The Outer Temple of Witchcraft: Circles, Spells and Rituals
by Christopher Penczak

Power of the Witch: The Earth, the Moon, and the Magical Path to Enlightenment
by Laurie Cabot

Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation
by Silver RavenWolf

Spirit of the Witch: Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary Witchcraft
by Raven Grimassi

Witch: A Magickal Journey
by Fiona Horne

Witchcraft for Tomorrow
by Doreen Valiente

Witchcraft Today
by Gerald Gardner
The Witches' Craft: The Roots of Witchcraft & Magical Transformation
by Raven Grimassi
The Witching Way of the Hollow Hill
by Robin Artisson


Aradia or The Gospel of the Witches
by Charles Godfrey Leland

Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints & Sages: A Guide to Asking for Protection, Wealth, Happiness, and Everything Else!
by Judika Illes

The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca
by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Etruscan Roman Remains
by Charles Godfrey Leland

The God of the Witches
by Margaret Murray

The Weiser Field Guide to Witches, The: From Hexes to Hermione Granger, From Salem to the Land of Oz
by Judika Illes


Blood Sorcery Bible Volume 1: Rituals in Necromancy
by Sorceress Cagliastro

The Deep Heart of Witchcraft: Expanding the Core of Magickal Practice
by David Salisbury

Teen Spirit Wicca
by David Salisbury

Enchantment: The Witch's Art of Manipulation by Gesture, Gaze and Glamour
by Peter Paddon

Initiation into Hermetics
by Franz Bardon

Letters from the Devil's Forest: An Anthology of Writings on Traditional Witchcraft, Spiritual Ecology and Provenance Traditionalism
by Robin Artisson

Magical Use of Thought Forms: A Proven System of Mental & Spiritual Empowerment
by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowick and J.H. Brennan

Magick in Theory and Practice
by Aleister Crowley

The Plant Spirit Familiar
by Christopher Penczak

Protection and Reversal Magick
by Jason Miller
Psychic Self-Defense
by Dion Fortune
The Ritual Magic Workbook: A Practical Course of Self-Initiation
by Dolores Ashcroft-Norwicki
The Roebuck in the Thicket: An Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition
by Evan John Jones, Robert Cochrane and Michael Howard

The Satanic Witch
by Anton Szandor LaVey
Shadow Magick Compendium: Exploring Darker Aspects of Magickal Spirituality
by Raven Digitalis
The Tree of Enchantment: Ancient Wisdom and Magic Practices of the Faery Tradition
by Orion Foxwood
The Underworld Initiation: A journey towards psychic transformation
by R.J. Stewart


A Compendium of Herbal Magic
by Paul Beyerl

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
by Scott Cunningham

The Enchanted Candle: Crafting and Casting Magickal Light
by Lady Rhea

The Enchanted Formulary: Blending Magickal Oils for Love, Prosperity, and Healing
by Lady Maeve Rhea

Incense: Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents
by Carl F. Neal

Magickal Formulary Spellbook Book 1
by Herman Slater

Magickal Formulary Spellbook: Book II
by Herman Slater

Crone's Book of Charms & Spells
by Valerie Worth

Crone's Book of Magical Words
by Valerie Worth

Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells
by Judika Illes

Everyday Magic: Spells & Rituals for Modern Living
by Dorothy Morrison

Pure Magic: A Complete Course in Spellcasting
by Judika Illes
Utterly Wicked: Curses, Hexes & Other Unsavory Notions
by Dorothy Morrison
The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook
by Denise Alvarado

The Voodoo Doll Spellbook: A Compendium of Ancient and Contemporary Spells and Rituals
by Denise Alvarado

The Cauldron of Memory: Retrieving Ancestral Knowledge & Wisdom
by Raven Grimassi

The Mighty Dead
by Christopher Penczak

Speak with the Dead: Seven Methods for Spirit Communication
by Konstantinos
The Witches' Book of the Dead
by Christian Day

78 Degrees of Wisdom
by Rachel Pollack

u/fakeboobies · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

They also grow wild in the Pacific Northwest. A movie was made about one man's addiction to wild poppy pods, Poppies-Odyssey of an Opium Eater, though I haven't been able to find the movie anywhere.

u/MikeInCincinnati · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

While Jorge's books (and videos) are fantastic, the total novice whose typical reddit posts range from a photo of a 1 week old plant growing in a window sill asking "how does my plant look?" to "first timer, please tell me everything I need to know to grow" style posts are not going to seek out and buy those books unfortunately. I don't doubt there are mistakes to be found but I don't believe the information on GWE is quite the evil collection of misinformation you describe it as. But with that said, its is always advisable to perform your research from more than just one resource. GWE has an easy to digest format and lots of different instructional articles all under one umbrella. If you have a better free recommendation, please share. While I have purchased Jorge's grow bible, most new growers will not, unfortunately.
Edit: if anyone is ready to buy one of Jorge's books, I would recommend this one It's even pricier but contains most everything you will find in his bible that was published a decade earlier but includes much more including some updated techniques as he has perfected his grows. Jorge Cervantes is THE master, that's indisputable.
One last edit: check your local library, Jorge's books can often be found there, even in non legal states.

u/bad-cat · 1 pointr/Lyme

The herbs are Colloidal Silver and Skullcap. Then I've been taking this stuff called Cholestoff that is supposed to help remove the lyme toxins from my body. I feel like that has worked the best. Perhaps I killed the lyme from all of the antibiotics / antimalarials, and then these herbs have been removing the toxins from my system lessoning the symptoms. At least that's what my Naturalpath says. I went to her to test if I might have mold sensitivities which were causing my symptoms to be worse. The tests she ran told me that my body wasn't able to remove the lyme toxins properly, thus causing the symptoms to remain even if the Lyme and co-infections may be gone. Please take this with a grain of salt. I'm not 100% sold on the science behind this method, (Shoemaker protocol) but like I said, I exhausted my run with antibiotics and this has seemed to have helped.

Also look into Stephen Buhner's Healing Lyme book. Or you can look it up online. I've also been taking some supplements from his regimen, specifically Cat's Claw, which is supposed to help with the joint pain. The Buhner protocol seems to help a lot of people and I've seen it recommended on r/lyme before, but I haven't tried it out completely myself. Let me know if you have any questions.

u/thearcogiant · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm earthy crunchy and was shocked when I found alcohol and tons of junk in many products sold at Whole Foods, and even my local COOP.

Some options:

  1. Silk Naturals is one ecologically sound company that comes to mind.

  2. Check out a book by Rosemary Gladstar- queen of herbal and natural skin care (and herbalism goddess at large) This book, or this one come to mind.

  3. There is also a DIY skincare subreddit.

  4. Evanhealy, Andalou, and SOME myChelle products have worked well for me.

  5. Mountain Rose Herbs is also a great company who carries stellar quality products and is big into minimizing their footprint.
u/strandedonearth74055 · 1 pointr/OKmarijuana

Just an opinion but I'd look for that specific genetics or try to get local seeds this fall. Most cannabis on the market isn't bred for our environment.

The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to Cultivation & Consumption of Medical Marijuana

u/Crystal_Charmer · 1 pointr/kratom

This website has a little profile for each plant, you can search either the aliment or the herb. - I love to read some of Susun Weeds articles, and she also has a radio show on blog talk that anyone can call to talk to her, she is more women centered in general, but has great information for everyone. Then, here are some books on the subject that can help you make your own herbal medicines- - I read this one, and its great.

For those of us who like to explore psychoactives there is this book-

I sometimes get books through the public library its a great resource to check out various types books before buying them or if you can't afford to. Some herbs which I have explored, and like are: California Poppy wonderful for anxiety, sleep, and mild pain. Damiana slightly mood uplifting, and great for the reproductive organs, I don't know if it was this herb is entirely to blame for it but my cycle is way more regulated ever since drinking it. Echinacea for colds, and immune support. Skullcap for anxiety. Tumeric, Manjistha (Indian herbs), and pepper together for inflammation, and the blood/skin, black seed Oil, and of course kratom. I have been building my own little medicine cabinet piece by piece playing, and learning along the way. Enjoy! May you discover a new, and amazing journey.

u/mazatron · 1 pointr/DMT

They will stay in the sprouting stage for quite some time. At least a momth or. During this time a lot of the plants energy is focused on the roots which is why it is such a hardy plant in its adult stage. for efficient germination ive heard of people using
gibberellic acid but this is not something I have tried and have not found much info on how that works. Some of my favorites include Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine which really explains in great detail the ins and outs of herbal medicine but not much of the cultivation side, Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses gave me new insight of plants ive never heard of that I currently grow a lot of now, This is the textbook I used and its very hardcore, and This is a the most informative for intermediate growers but can be hard to understand at times as it goes into biochemistry. Hope this helps

u/echinops · 1 pointr/Ethnobotany

It depends on soil type and moisture levels. Most of of those are indeed old world plants, though most of them can thrive in arid climates with water and proper soil. There are also many native analogues (same genus different species), and that book is a good jumping off point for their qualities.

For more regional herbals, this guy got me started. Or if you want the encyclopedia, this is unrivaled. There are more. But all of these, including Grieves, tells different parts of the same story.

u/wildweeds · 1 pointr/Herblore

you might find value in Rosemary Gladstar's books on medicinal herbs. There are a few that might be of interest to you. medicinal herbs for beginners, 175 herbal recipes for vibrant health, herbs for stress and anxiety, and family herbal are a few good ones to look into.

In the related listings I found several other great titles with good reviews on them. Among them, there was the herbal apothecary, the complete medicinal herbal, and the herbal medicine maker's handbook

I would also suggest James Wong, an ethnobotanist. He has a series that was on the bbc about using plants to make medicinal items. It was on youtube for a bit but is no longer there in its entirety. He does have a book on the series, though-
grow your own drugs. A sequel with more recipes can be found here- a year with james wong.

I also find that many sustainable living, foraging, and related sites tend to have good recipes you can sort through. here are a few of the ones i have saved.

mother earth news- make your own herbal teas

wolf college resources

lastly, a basic google search for "herbal remedies" brought me a few websites that look promising.

mother earth news- herbs for ailments and wounds has a few resources for recipe and information about plants, but it is more limited than i would like.

the family herbalist looks very promising.

there are probably a ton more out there, but i hope that some of these or the terms they use can help you find what you are looking for.

u/weedeater64 · 1 pointr/Survival

If you're just getting started, get Thomas J. Elpel's 'Botany in a Day'

u/MattJak · 1 pointr/myfriendwantstoknow

There a lots of books, not sure if this is what you’re after but I’ve heard great things about it.

u/WRipper · 1 pointr/microgrowery

The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to Cultivation & Consumption of Medical Marijuana

I have that one. Pretty well rounded material.

u/lilac_meddow · 1 pointr/essentialoils

Thanks for all you guys do. I think we've sort of beat a dead horse with the MLM stuff so I'd love to see the Discussion about them sort of die off. If people want to use them cool. If they don't, also cool. Use the brands and blends that suit you and lets not argue over them. The TLDR there for me at least is that the mention of an MLM triggers some, if that's you try resist. From a mod standpoint I'd love to see posts arguing about MLM's removed. There's already a little blurb about that in the wiki so continuing that conversation doesn't really move our overall EO discussion forward.

One thing I'd love to see added to the WIKI is a section on books that get referenced here often. Books like Essential Oil Safety, and The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. Those are 2 that I see people reference back to fairly often. If there are others that the pros want to add here that would be cool too.

u/goodlit · 1 pointr/ChronicPain

If you go the natural herbs route, check into a book called the "PDR for Herbal Medicines", the most recent edition you can find. It lists all the herbal medications currently on the market, dosage levels, chemical composition, warnings to users, contraindications, etc, etc, etc.

(The first link that I found when I searched for it was at an Amazon site - - but I'm sure other major book chains will have copies available.)

It won't tell you what you should be taking; it will tell you what effects any particular herb you're on has.

u/uk-nomad-photography · 1 pointr/foraging

Would anyone recommend these two books?

They have been highly recommended and also seem to be the lightest i can find.

u/xanadontit · 1 pointr/moderatelygranolamoms

I use a 1:3 ratio of elderberries, distilled water and organic glycerin in a quart jar and let it soak for at least 4-6 weeks before straining into dropper bottles. This book is great for learning about this kind of thing. Thomas also has another book called Modern Herbal Medicine that is the most user-friendly reference guide about herbs. I threw out all of my books on herbs once I found these bc they’re so comprehensive.

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide

u/TheLovelyNwt · 1 pointr/chemistry

Pearson has a good field guide you can check out. It's divided into east and west volumes for North America. It's a generic title like "Medicinal Plants of North America"

Edit: amazon link

u/YoshisShadow · 1 pointr/essentialoils

Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

u/feralfinds · 1 pointr/Herblore

I recommend this book for recipes:

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

Super simple recipes and formulas, and Rosemary is a long-time teacher of herbalism. She explains things really well!

Most of the people I know who practice and study herbalism do ALOT of experimenting. I am always trying new salve ideas and tea formulas. Don't be afraid to experiment, once you learn some basics!

u/crowntown14 · 1 pointr/news
many other similar online sources,

The book where I also read the same information, also the individual medicinal effects of terpenes

u/prismatic02 · 1 pointr/trees

Not really a "reading" book but the pictures are gorgeous and there's lots of info.

u/Slayro · 1 pointr/Cannabis_Culture

Hi, there! As a cannabis professional, and former "budtender" at a medical marijuana dispensary, I've talked with, and guided, many patients with ADHD. You are certainly on the right path in regard to using sativas for day time use. First and foremost, it is vitally important to remember that we are all DIFFERENT. Just like we all metabolize food and drink differently from one another, we metabolize cannabinoids differently, as well. What works for someone else with the same condition, may not work for you, and vice versa. My suggestion would be to experiment with different sativas and sativa leaning hybrids, as many patients with ADHD find that they help to encourage focus, concentration, and creativity, without the sleepy, relaxing effects often brought on by indicas, or indica leaning hybrids (those with high levels of anxiety tend to benefit from indica leaning strains). You may find heavy indicas beneficial for night time use if you have trouble getting to sleep.

There is no "right" answer when it comes to specific strain selection. It's also important to not get caught up in THC levels. I would suggest beginning with a sativa strain lower in THC, and perhaps higher in CBD, such as "Cannatonic". If low THC strains are enough, then stick with those! If you feel as though you need something a bit more potent, but still mellow, try to find Jack Herer, or something of the like. Sour Diesel, a more potent cannabis strain, is another wonderful sativa strain favored by individuals with ADHD.

Honestly, there are thousands amongst thousands of cannabis strains on today's ever expanding market. The best advice that I can give is to try a variety of them until you find what works best FOR YOU. If you visit a dispensary, inform your budtender of your condition and symptoms, so they can help guide you toward the right strain! Leafly and AllBud are also great resources to check out for strain information and reviews.

I also HIGHLY suggest that you look into "microdosing" with cannabis edibles. If you have access to a dispensary, or a trusted individual who specializes in making cannabis infused edible products, start out with a 2-5 mg dose of a cannabis infusion (I prefer cannabis infused coconut oil) in the morning time, on a day off if you haven't tried edibles before, to judge how it effects you, personally. Remember, start low and slow with dosing. Increase by a mg or two at a time until you find your own personal "perfect" dose. Some of us need more, and some of us need less. Though you may or may not feel the traditional "high" associated with THC infused products, introducing cannabinoids to your system regularly can help your body and mind reach homeostasis. This has to do with the endocannabinoid system. I will leave some links, below, explaining it in full detail. I will also leave a link explaining the benefits of microdosing. If you're really interested in exploring even further, get the book "Cannabis Pharmacy" by Michael Backes ( I truly hope that this has been a helpful response. Finding the right products that work best for you can sometimes be a journey, but it can be a fun one, and totally worth it in the end! Cannabis is, IMHO, is the best medicine. Cheers! 😊💚🌱✌️

u/Leo_Stotch · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

There are a lot of good online resources out there.

There’s this one, this one, and books you can buy or possibly find at your library.

u/biggerdonger · 0 pointsr/news

again well thats nice. AND, you should really look into who he is before calling him anecdotal. As i clearly stated "well cultivated outdoor plant CAN yield".

u/happyjoylove · 0 pointsr/aromatherapy

Not certified, but this might be a good place to start. I will say I liked some of the things I read at westcoastaromatherapy, however I have not taken their courses and can't speak to the quality. Tisserand is considered an expert in the field this is his most recent book.