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Green Pharmacy: The History and Evolution of Western Herbal Medicine

Green Pharmacy: The History and Evolution of Western Herbal Medicine

by Barbara Griggs
     
 

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The revised edition of the classic, updated with information on all the latest developments in the field of herbal medicine.

The author provides an eloquent and engaging account of the use of herbal medicine from prehistoric times to the present. She presents a strong case for the cyclical emergence of alternative medicine at times (such as our own) when allopathic

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The revised edition of the classic, updated with information on all the latest developments in the field of herbal medicine.

The author provides an eloquent and engaging account of the use of herbal medicine from prehistoric times to the present. She presents a strong case for the cyclical emergence of alternative medicine at times (such as our own) when allopathic methods of treatment have lost their safety and efficacy.

Editorial Reviews

HerbalGram
"Probably the most definitive history of the origin and development of herbal medicine in the West . . . should be required reading for every herbalist, pharmacist, physician, and regulatory official."
Brian Inglis
"A history of grass-roots medicine, researched to the point where those of us who have dabbled in the subject are left feeling embarrassed at the wealth of source material that we left unread."
Richard Evans Schultes
"To congratulate Barbara Griggs is not only a pleasure but a duty, for she has given us a useful tool, the need of which has been felt but hitherto never filled."
Yoga Journal
"Well researched, highly readable, and ultimately entertaining."
Napra Review
"This meticulously referenced, captivating book is guaranteed to hold surprises even for those who consider themselves well-informed on the topic."
American Herb Association
"Here are the highs and lows, the compassion and the competition and the pain and the joys of 2000 plus years of western herbal medicine. Well-written and extensive."
Norman R. Farnsworth
"A modern classic that can be consulted by all of those interested in getting a keener insight into the trials and tribulations, the pitfalls and rewards, and the history and future of drug therapy from nature."
From the foreword by Norman R. Farnsworth
"A modern classic that can be consulted by all of those interested in getting a keener insight into the trials and tribulations, the pitfalls and rewards, and the history and future of drug therapy from nature."
The New Scientist Brian Inglis
"A history of grass-roots medicine, researched to the point where those of us who have dabbled in the subject are left feeling embarrassed at the wealth of source material that we left unread."
Jeffrey Professor of Biology and Director of the B Richard Evans Schultes
"To congratulate Barbara Griggs is not only a pleasure but a duty, for she has given us a useful tool, the need of which has been felt but hitherto never filled."
From the Publisher
"Here are the highs and lows, the compassion and the competition and the pain and the joys of 2000 plus years of western herbal medicine. Well-written and extensive."

"This meticulously referenced, captivating book is guaranteed to hold surprises even for those who consider themselves well-informed on the topic."

"To congratulate Barbara Griggs is not only a pleasure but a duty, for she has given us a useful tool, the need of which has been felt but hitherto never filled."

"Well researched, highly readable, and ultimately entertaining."

"A modern classic that can be consulted by all of those interested in getting a keener insight into the trials and tribulations, the pitfalls and rewards, and the history and future of drug therapy from nature."

"Probably the most definitive history of the origin and development of herbal medicine in the West . . . should be required reading for every herbalist, pharmacist, physician, and regulatory official."

"A history of grass-roots medicine, researched to the point where those of us who have dabbled in the subject are left feeling embarrassed at the wealth of source material that we left unread."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892814275
Publisher:
Inner Traditions Bear & Company
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.89(d)

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From the Publisher
"Probably the most definitive history of the origin and development of herbal medicine in the West . . . should be required reading for every herbalist, pharmacist, physician, and regulatory official."

"A modern classic that can be consulted by all of those interested in getting a keener insight into the trials and tribulations, the pitfalls and rewards, and the history and future of drug therapy from nature."

"A history of grass-roots medicine, researched to the point where those of us who have dabbled in the subject are left feeling embarrassed at the wealth of source material that we left unread."

"To congratulate Barbara Griggs is not only a pleasure but a duty, for she has given us a useful tool, the need of which has been felt but hitherto never filled."

"Well researched, highly readable, and ultimately entertaining."

"This meticulously referenced, captivating book is guaranteed to hold surprises even for those who consider themselves well-informed on the topic."

"Here are the highs and lows, the compassion and the competition and the pain and the joys of 2000 plus years of western herbal medicine. Well-written and extensive."

Meet the Author

Barbara Griggs, a renowned journalist and researcher in the field of herbalism, is also the author of The Green Witch Herbal. She lives in London.

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