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Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD

International Best-Selling & 20-Time Book Author, Celebrity Nutritionist

BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST: Essential Herbs for Health, Beauty, and Cooking


Be Your Own Herbalist book by Dr. CookThis complete guide will get you growing, harvesting, using, and healing with herbs--the world's oldest and most effective natural medicines.  Popular health writer Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook profiles thirty-one common and easy-to-grow (or readily available) herbs, sharing scientific discoveries about their usefulness and offering more than one hundred easy ways to use them in delicious recipes, healing teas, and soothing body treatments.  You'll discover ways to delight body and mind as you incorporate Mother Nature's medicines into daily life, where they nurture and protect.

Be Your Own Herbalist includes a foreword from renowned clinical herbalists and founders of Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary, Angela and Yarrow Willard along with beautiful illustrations from the world's foremost botanical illustrator, Peggy Duke. 

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Reviews of Be Your Own Herbalist

"Dr. Cook does a great job of breaking herbalism down into tangible steps that allow you to start playing with plants confidently, right away.  You don't have to be an expert to be an at-home, practical herbalist, and this book will show you how." 

from the foreword by Angela and Yarrow Willard, clinical herbalists, founders of Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary


"Be Your Own Herbalist takes us through the history and folklore of the magnificent world of herbal medicine and all it has to offer.  Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook provides practical and valuable information on how to easily incorporate herbal medicine into your everyday life.  Whether you are searching for home remedies for common ailments or are an herbal practitioner, this book will certainly be useful." 

Dr. Cobi Slater, PhD, DNM, RHT, RNCP, NNCP, author of The Ultimate Metabolic Plan and The Ultimate Hormone Balancing Guidebook.


"Be Your Own Herbalist highlights common yet extraordinary healing plants that grow wild or that can be planted in your garden or found at your local farmers' market or grocery store.  Michelle Schoffro Cook shares many wonderful recipes for nutritious, healthful foods and offers an essential guide for anyone who wants to bring the power of herbs into their life!" 

Beverley Gray, herbalist and natural health practitioner


"Michelle Schoffro Cook's books are my health bibles.  If you want glowing, vibrant health, let brilliant Michelle be your guide."

Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author of Crazy Sexy Diet.


"Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook's work is unique, empowering, informative, and guides us toward a healthy future.  I highly recommend her work and books.

Mallika Chopra, founder,

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About the Author

Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, ROHP, DHS is an internationally bestselling and 19-time author, certified herbalist, board-certified doctor of natural medicine, and one of the world's most popular natural health bloggers.  She holds advanced degrees in health, nutrition, orthomolecular nutrition, and acupuncture.  She lives near Vancouver, BC.

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Inside Be Your Own Herbalist

PART 1:  Everything You Need to Get Started

Chapter 1:  Your Guide to Being Your Own Herbalist

Chapter 2:  Using Herbs:  Know Your Infusions from Your Decoctions

PART 2:  Discovering Nature's Herbal Wonders

Chapter 3:  Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Chapter 4:  Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Chapter 5:  Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile, Matricaria chamomilla, Matricaria recutita)

Chapter 6:  Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

Chapter 7:  Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)

Chapter 8:  Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Chapter 9:  Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia)

Chapter 10:  Elecampane (Inula helenium)

Chapter 11:  Feverfew (Tanacetum spp.)

Chapter 12:  Garlic (Allium sativum)

Chapter 13:  Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Chapter 14:  Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Chapter 15:  Juniper (Juniperus communis)

Chapter 16:  Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Chapter 17:  Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Chapter 18:  Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Chapter 19:  Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Chapter 20:  Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

Chapter 21:  Nettles (Urtica doica)

Chapter 22:  Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Chapter 23:  Parsley (Petroselinum sativum)

Chapter 24:  Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Chapter 25:  Plantain (Plantago major)

Chapter 26:  Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Chapter 27:  Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Chapter 28:  Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Chapter 29:  St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Chapter 30:  Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus, Artemesia dracunculoides)

Chapter 31:  Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Chapter 32:  Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Chapter 33:  Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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"Michelle's books are my health bibles. I adore her work and refer back to her teaching time and time again.
If you want glowing, vibrant health, let brilliant Michelle be your guide."
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