As a Black Herbalist, These Are My3 Favorite Herbalism Books

As a child, I remember going out into nature, pulling weeds, putting them in jars, and making what I called “science projects” to hide in the cupboards of my parents’ house. In my way, I was practicing herbalism, even though I didn’t know it at the time and hadn’t encountered any herbalism books or resources.

I feel that in some way, I have always been an herbalist, and so it was a completely natural step for me to want a more formal education. When I began reading herbal books, reference materials, and blogs, I noticed that they were all from a European perspective. 

I would sift through tons of herbalism books and interviews and again would find that African, Indigenous, and Black herbal traditions had been erased. 

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