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.
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
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“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