March 16, 2023

In response to a question/request, I made a short podcast episode about the herbal books I most often use in clinical practice.

(Side note: I really love questions. If you have a question or a topic you'd like me to address, please send it along.)

I know people are probably going to listen or read mainly to see the titles, and I actually think the more important message is in the second part of the episode.

The short version - and it's already a short podcast 😂 - is that accumulating more and more books/courses will not actually make you a better practitioner.

Once you reach a certain level of knowledge, you don't need more books. You need more practice.

Sometimes the temptation to keep reading, learning, and gathering certificates points to a deeper feeling of inadequacy, and more information isn't the solution.

That being said, here are the herbal books I use frequently in clinical practice.

Please do not interpret this list as a suggestion that you need or should get all of these ❤️

Take care,


About Camille Freeman, LDN, RH (she/her)

Hi there! I'm a clinical herbalist and licensed nutritionist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I run the Monday Mentoring community of practice and also offer continuing education programs for highly-trained herbalists and nutritionists (Check out this year's Deep Dive!). I'm also a professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I teach physiology, pathophysiology, and mindful eating.

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