What You Can Expect From "Herbal Medicine From The Heart Of The Eearth"

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An herbal reference guide for the herbalist, nurse, physician, pharmacist, or lay person who wants a textbook level education on herbal remedies. See what great information this book contains, and read reviews from acknowledged experts.

  • Written by the founder of Wise Woman Herbals who shares all her herbal secrets gained from 35 years of experience as a clinician, herb farmer, herbal remedy maker and lover of herbs.
  • An encyclopedia of 190 Herbs to know, use in formulas and make into healing herbal remedies or products.
  • Learn to use these herbs in herbal formulas or recipes for the most common health conditions, organized by body systems.
  • Learn which part of each herb is used, how it tastes and smells, tendencies of the herb, actions of the herb, dosage, active herbal constituents, contraindications, as well as information on interactions with drugs is included.
  • An introduction to herbal medicine product forms comparing the advantages and disadvantages of herbal tinctures, glycerites, capsules, salves, suppositories, steam inhalations, poultices, teas and many others.
  • Herbal Formulations and recipes include doses for most common ailments with explanations of why each herb is in the formula.
  • A resource to help practitioners integrate herbal therapy into their practice with clients or patients.
  • A detailed description of how to make the most common classifications of herbal products.


Herbal Products You Will Learn To Make
  • How to harvest and collect herbs.
  • How to preserve herbs.
  • How to make herbal extracts.
  • How to make tinctures.
  • How to make salves.
  • How to make herbal oils.
  • How to make poultices.
  • How to make steam inhalations.
  • How to make glycerites.
  • How to make elixirs.
  • How to make herbal baths.
  • How to make herbal capsules.
  • How to make herbal suppositories.
  • Materia Medica of 190 herbs.
  • Chart for harvesting.
  • Chart for dosing.
  • Chart for making tinctures.
  • Chart for how long your tincture will last at a set dose.
  • Dictionary of herbal properties and actions.
  • Dictionary of herbal preparations.
  • Scientific citations to support the information.
  • An herb book of remedies and recipes that will become a cherished reference.

See Book Reviews At The Bottom Of This page

Changes In the 3rd Edition

  • 472 pages
  • Expanded Materia Medica
  • Expanded Herbal Formulas
  • Expanded Properties and Actions of Herbs
  • Expanded Dictionary of Herbal Preparations
  • New category in the materia medica called "mechanisms of action"
  • Some herbs were removed from the materia medica and others added
  • The materia medica was completely revised bringing it into the 21st century
  • Many of the herbal formulas had slight alterations and others were replaced with new formulas, that I have found to be more useful over my 30 years of being an herbalist and physician
  • Formulas for new ailments added
  • Made the book more user friendly
  • The index was expanded and re-organized
  • 281 more research articles are referenced to support the new additions in the materia medica, for a total of 926
  • 33 more pages added to the book
  • Changed formatting to allow more data on each page, which ultimately decreased the number of extra pages and kept the price from increasing



"When I owned Wise Woman Herbals, I was often on the phone answering other practitioner's questions about herbal medicine. These inquiries prompted me to write this comprehensive book, Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth. This one book provides answers to many questions the herbal student is seeking. "Herbal Medicine From The Heart Of The Eearth" takes on the three major areas of herbal studies which includes 1) How to use individual herbs 2) Making and using herbal formulas for health conditions and 3) How to make herbal products."  - Sharol Tilgner ND


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This book in it's various incarnations of the first and second edition has been used at Naturopathic Colleges and Herbal Schools for twenty years.


Title: Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth

Edition: 3rd, completely revised and updated

ISBN: 978-1881517-05-4

Pages: 472

Price: $29.95 which includes free shipping in the U.S.A. :Will be on sale in the month of January 2020 for $24.95.

Publication date: January 1st, 2020

Sold in the United States only. Will be available on January 1st through this website or on Amazon.com


Reviews Are In For The 3rd Edition (YOUR REVIEW WILL GO HERE!)

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What respected herbal experts Rosemary Gladstar, Paul Bergner, Christiane Northrup,  and Jillian Stansbury have to say about this wonderful book.

“A wonderful guide for those new to herbs as well as an excellent formulary for those already skilled in herbalism. Sharol Tilgner has combined her triple skills of healing, farming and medicine making in her unique work with the plants.” ~Rosemary Gladstar, author, herbalist,
founder of United Plant Savers.

“Dr. Tilgner has written an impressive well-researched guide on the use of herbs that professionals and lay people alike will find very practical and informative.” ~Christiane Northrup M.D.

“This is an important text for the budding herbalist, and a handy reference for the experienced clinician. Dr. Tilgner has done an excellent job of pulling together a large amount of information and making it easy to access. A most valuable and useful addition to anyone’s herbal library.” ~Jillian E. Stansbury N.D.

Paul Bergner, North American Insitute of Medical Herbalism,  said it succinctly when he wrote,

  • “ This book is broad enough in scope that it contains within it enough material for three books.”
  • "Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth contains the most up-to-date, detailed information on 192 valuable herbs including, dosage, specific indications, general uses, active constituents, and contraindications."
  • “Another helpful tool is the charts that are used in the book.”
  • “There is a helpful section on collecting, drying and storing herbs with a chart on harvesting and preparation.”
  • "This one book will give you important information you need to know about harvesting, storage, preparation of herbal products, preparation of formulas, and clinical use of the most valuable herbs known to practitioners."

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