The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook: Your Comprehensive Reference to the Best Herbs for Healing (Paperback)
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A Complete Guide to 180 Healing Herbs-- From America's Favorite Herbalist
In this handy companion to his best-selling book, The Green Pharmacy, leading herbal authority James A. Duke, Ph.D., delivers the lowdown on virtually every healing herb available in today's marketplace: its description and history, therapeutic uses, medicinal properties, prescription counterparts, dosage options, safety and effectiveness rating, and precautions.
Dr. Duke's inimitable folksy tone and friendly manner shine throughout The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook, making it as entertaining to read as it is practical. The most thorough and comprehensive herb reference of its kind, the handbook was culled from the thousands of entries in Dr. Duke's database of the world's medicinal plants. The database, which he began during his career as a top botanist with the USDA, is a lifelong project for Dr. Duke and has become a major reference resource for herbalists worldwide.
About the Author
Dubbed "America's herbal laureate," James A. Duke received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of North Carolina and did postdoctoral work at Washington University and the Missouri Botanical Gardens, both in St. Louis. Following extensive fieldwork in the rainforests of Panama, Dr. Duke joined the USDA, where he played a leading role in the study of medicinal plants. Over the course of his 27-year tenure with the USDA, he interviewed thousands of traditional folk healers and scientists while compiling a comprehensive technical database of the medicinal compounds found in common and exotic plants.
Now retired, Dr. Duke travels across the United States and around the world, spreading his message about the healing power of plants. He is an advisor to the American Botanical Council and several herb companies and author of The Green Pharmacy and Dr. Duke's Essential Herbs. He and his wife, Peggy, live in Fulton, Maryland, where he cultivates his own 6-acre Herbal Vineyard, home to hundreds of species of healing plants.
“Lively, fun to read and filled with gems of wisdom-- a treasure of information from a man who knows as much as anyone in the world about medicinal plants.” —Jean Carper, author of Miracle Cures and Food-- Your Miracle Medicine
“The Green Pharmacy is a tour de force by the world's leading authority on the herbal healing traditions...a treasure house of practical advice for the newcomer and pearls of wisdom for the herbal practitioner.” —Joseph E. Pizzorno, N.D., author of Total Wellness and coauthor of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine