3 great herbal books to greet 2021

We recently learned about Jólabókaflóðið (pronounced YO-la-bok-a-flothe) - the Icelandic tradition of giving each other books on the eve of the new year.

In homage to this tradition, we’ve prepared a list of books that will teach you many new and useful things about the world of herbs. 

Rosemary Gladstar is an American herbalist who founded the California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, the first herbal school in California, in 1978. 

This guide describes in detail 33 of the most common and versatile healing plants. You will learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and use each of them for your home medicine chest.

Maria Noël Groves is the owner of Wintergreen Botanicals Herbal Clinic & Education Center in New Hampshire, where she teaches and writes about herbal medicine. 

This book will help you better understand your own body and maintain your health using herbs. And comprehensive instructions with step-by-step photographs help you figure out even the most confusing issues.

Andrew Chevallier is a fellow and past-president of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists as well as a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy.

Get acquainted with 550 healing herbs and learn about their essential constituents, uses, therapeutic properties, parts used, habitat and cultivation.

There is an Icelandic proverb that says "ad ganga med bok I maganum" - "everyone carries a book in himself", meaning that everyone has something to tell the world about.

Read books, give them to loved ones and discover this wonderful world together.