A Materia Medicum is a book that contains detailed studies of individual herbs. For centuries they have been used by physicians,herbalists, academics, gardeners, and all sorts of cunning folk. The term comes from the Latin “healing materials”.
There are so many plants that have medical properties, and it can be overwhelming to find a starting place for a novice. I took Botany in College but I honestly didn’t focus on it enough to learn very much, so using a Materia Medicum is the perfect way for me to look at herbs individually and in detail.
As I study, I will be posting to this online Materia Medicum along with writing in an actual book- because paper makes me happy. I’m starting with the herbs that I am using in my shop but feel free to make any requests and I’ll put them on my list 🙂
If you’re interested in learning more about herbs, or want to create your own Materia Medicum, here are a few of the resources that I have been using:
*All the information contained on this site are based on my research into the herbs and oils and not on any specific brand or product. I am not a doctor or physician of any kind and the information contained on this site is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease or medical condition. This site is intended to share information on herbs and essential oils and my personal journey with them. No statements on this site have been evaluated by the FDA. Information on this site is meant for educational purposes only, and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or treatment of a medical condition.
Marketing Disclaimer- Through the use of affiliate links on this site, we may collect fees from purchases made.