Green Pharmacy: The Ultimate Compendium of Natural Remedies from the World's Foremost Authority on Healing Herbs by James A. Duke, Peggy Kessler Duke |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Green Pharmacy: The Ultimate Compendium of Natural Remedies from the World's Foremost Authority on Healing Herbs

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

by James A. Duke, Peggy Kessler Duke
     
 

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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,

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312966485
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Green Pharmacy Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
617
Sales rank:
405,117
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.03(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.

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