Green Pharmacy: The Ultimate Compendium of Natural Remedies from the World's Foremost Authority on Healing Herbs

Overview

The Green Pharmacy

Many diseased and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs, medicinal food, other natural remedies—and these treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods. Let Dr. James Duke, the world's leading authority on healing herbs, leads you through the vast world of natural remedies—from Anise for Asthma to Violet for Varicose Veins, and everything in between. ...

See more details below
Paperback (Mass Market Paperback - Reprint)
$8.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (93) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $5.06   
  • Used (86) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

The Green Pharmacy

Many diseased and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs, medicinal food, other natural remedies—and these treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods. Let Dr. James Duke, the world's leading authority on healing herbs, leads you through the vast world of natural remedies—from Anise for Asthma to Violet for Varicose Veins, and everything in between. With just a few trips to the health-food store, the supermarket, or your own backyard—and with the help of Dr. Duke—you'll have everything you need to create your own Natural Medicine Cabinet.

"...covers over 120 health conditions in an easy-to-use alphabetical format...provides up-to-date information about nature's most potent plants that can replace or enhance costly pharmaceuticals."

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Green Pharmacy is full of helpful, practical information about using plants as medicines...I plan to consult it often."—Dr. Andrew Weil

"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, and author of Total Wellness

"If you are bewildered by all the books that have been published on herbal healing, this is the one to buy!" —Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D., ethnobotanist and author of Tales of a Sharman's Apprentice

"Filled with gems of wisdom—a treasure of information from a man who knows a smuch as anyone in the world about medicinal plants." —Jean Carper, bestselling author of Miracle Cures

Library Journal
Very readable and fun, The Green Pharmacy is the culmination of the author's 30 years of studying and using herbs. In an interesting mix of folklore and science, Duke, a botanist and authority on healing herbs, describes treatment protocols for over 120 health conditions. Although there is frequent reference to experts and studies, including up-to-date findings from the German Commission E monographs, no accurate references or bibliography are provided. Nonetheless, based on the author's credentials, this is recommended for larger collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312966485
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Series: Green Pharmacy Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 617
  • Sales rank: 231,607
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James A. Duke, Ph.D., is the author of several books on the healing power of plants, including the bestseller The Green Pharmacy (more than one million copies in print). He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1995, after serving as chief of the Medicinal Plant Resources Laboratory. He remains active in ReNuPeru, a medicinal herb garden in the Peruvian Amazon that's maintained by the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research. His own garden is on a 6-acre farmette in Fulton, Maryland, where he lives with his wife, Peggy.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Amazing Book--Highly Recommended--A Must Read

    This book gives endepth information on herbs for healing. He gives what it is ,therapeutic uses, medicinal uses, dosage options, safety rating and precautions. Having read twenty books on herbs this one is THE BEST I've read. Herbs and their uses don't change. Scientific studies should be used to evaluate herbs only if they are scientifically significant. The study also has to use a large enough sample for it to be valid. Age has taught me that health recommendations change with the "newest" study and then switch back when that study is shown to be not valid.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2009

    good general reference but a little dated

    I found the book to be a good general reference source but some of the information seemed dated. For example, further research on St. John's Wart, revealed it doesn't act somuch as MAO inhibitors as SSRI. Also, the section regarding the HRT for menopause, where he states the research that traditional HRT did protect women from heart disease whereas the recent research concluded it raised the heart disease rate. I was also disappointed that the book didn't include enough about specific information regarding some contraindications, I'm familiar with the past case history where Kava caused some side effects of scaly skin and possible liver damage. Though it may not be common, the author should have included some of these information.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)