Thousands of safe, natural remedies lie untapped in jungles, forests and herbal gardens throughout the world. Now, in Green Pharmacy by James A. Duke (with illustrations by Peggy Kessler Duke), America’s foremost authority on medicinal plants and herbs shares his knowledge of these hidden reserves of healing power.
* For Arthritis: A new, all-natural remedy that can cut pain in half. * For Back Pain: A fruit that has anti-inflammatory properties to produce long-term relief. * For Your Heart: An herb that opens up clogged arteries and lowers blood pressure, with none of the side effects of prescription drugs. * For High Cholesterol: A tasty grain that has three times more cholesterol-lowering power than oat bran. * For Migraines: An herb that has the power to eliminate the blurred vision and debilitating pain of these monster headaches. * For Mood Swings: A common food that shares the power of Prozac to boost the brain’s level of “feel-good” serotonin. * For Osteoporosis: A prime plant source of calcium that vastly enhances protection against bone depletion. * For Wrinkles: An herbal lotion that has the skin-clearing, wrinkle-reversing power of alpha hydroxy acid but costs only pennies.
JAMES A. DUKE, PHD, held several posts in his more than three decades with the US Department of Agriculture, including chief of the Medicinal Plant Resources Laboratory. He is the author of numerous scholarly and popular books, including the bestseller… More about James A. Duke
“Jim Duke is one of the most trusted and respected authorities on herbal remedies. The Green Pharmacy is full of helpful, practical information about using plants as medicines…. I plan to consult it often.” —Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing
“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, best-selling author of Food– Your Miracle Medicine and Miracle Cures
“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., president of Bastyr University, Seattle, author of Total Wellness and co-author of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine