I was really disappointed in this book. It was more like a story book in a way. I prefer the author's other book with the title of, "Medicinal Herbs. It is a beginners guide and very simple to follow and understand. I did like the fact that this book listed a lot more herbs than "Medicinal Herbs, but it was too brief. I didn't want to read the stories, I wanted to know about each herb and how to use it. Maybe for someone else it will be a good book, but not for me.