Handbook of Medicinal Herbs / Edition 2

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Overview

Still considered the definitive work on medicinal herbs and their uses after two decades, the Handbook of Medicinal Herbs has undergone a long-anticipated revision. In the second edition, world-renowned ethnobotanist James A. Duke provides up-to-date data on over 800 of the world’s most important medicinal plant species. The book contains more species, phytochemicals, proven indications, folk indications, and dosage data than the first edition in a new easier to use format. The in-depth content, the addition of color plates and over 200 black and white illustrations makes this book the most comprehensive resource on medicinal herbs available.

NEW IN THE SECOND EDITION:

· Over 100 color plates, 4 color maps

· Over 200 black and white illustrations

· Over 800 medicinal plants — more than twice as many as the previous edition organized alphabetically by common name

· More herbs from the African, Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Jamu traditions

EASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION YOU NEED

Designed to give you fast access to the information you need on a regular basis, this new edition is organized more systematically than any other medicinal herb publication. The entries are now arranged alphabetically by common name with the scientific name in parenthesis. Major synonyms are also provided.

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It has become increasingly clear that there are hundreds of biologically active compounds, often additive or synergistic, in all our plants, foods, spices, herbs, medicinal, and poisonous plants. The debate continues on how these plants work and how they should be used. Blending scientific fact with folk uses and the author’s personal experience, Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition provides the most well rounded discussions of safety, efficacy, toxicity, and rational use found in any herbal reference.

Still considered the definitive work on medicinal herbs and their uses after two decades, the Handbook of Medicinal Herbs has undergone a long-anticipated revision. In the second edition, world-renowned ethnobotanist James A. Duke provides up-to-date data on over 800 of the world's most important medicinal plant species. The book contains more species, phytochemicals, proven indications, folk indications, and dosage data than the first edition in a new easier to use format. The in-depth content, the addition of color plates and over 200 black and white illustrations makes this book the most comprehensive resource on medicinal herbs available.NEW IN THE SECOND EDITION:·Over 100 color plates, 4 color maps·Over 200 black and white illustrations·Over 800 medicinal plants - more than twice as many as the previous edition organized alphabetically by common name·More herbs from the African, Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Jamu traditionsEASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION YOU NEEDDesigned to give you fast access to the information you need on a regular basis, this new edition is organized more systematically than any other medicinal herb publication. The entries are now arranged alphabetically by common name with the scientific name in parenthesis. Major synonyms are also provided.·It has become increasingly clear that there are hundreds of biologically active compounds, often additive or synergistic, in all our plants, foods, spices, herbs, medicinal, and poisonous plants. The debate continues on how these plants work and how they should be used. Blending scientific fact with folk uses and the author's personal experience, Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition provides the most well roundeddiscussions of safety, efficacy, toxicity, and rational use found in any herbal reference.
About the author:
James A. Duke, Ph.D. Economic Botanist, USDA is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, where he received his Ph.D. in Botany and was identified as a distinguished alumnus in 2001. He then moved on to postdoctoral
activities at Washington University and the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, Missouri, where he assumed professorial and curator duties, respectively. He retired from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1995 after a 35-year
career there and elsewhere as an economic botanist. He then served more than five years as Senior Scientific Advisor to Nature's Herbs (A Twin Labs Subsidiary). In 2002, he as resumed teaching at the Tai-Sophia Institute Masters Program in Botanical
Healing, Columbia, Maryland. Dr. Duke is the author of over 20 books, including the bestselling Green Pharmacy, and the creator of Father Nature's Farmacy, an on-line database that catalogs the nutritional value, chemical activities and quantities, and
healing potential of thousands of plants.

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New edition of a reference in which ethnobotanist Duke provides current data on 800-plus of the world's most important medicinal plant species, phytochemicals, proven and folk indications, and dosage information. Entries are arranged alphabetically by common name with the scientific name in parenthesis. They include both common and rare species and list comparative safety and efficacy rankings, published sources for all indications, activities, contraindications, interactions, side affects, and extracts, when available. The book contains approximately 100 color plates and about 200 b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849312847
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 6/27/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Alphabetical listing of medicinal herbs by common name.
About the author:
James A. Duke, Ph.D. Economic Botanist, USDA is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, where he received his Ph.D. in Botany and was identified as a distinguished alumnus in 2001. He then moved on to postdoctoral activities at Washington University and the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, Missouri, where he assumed professorial and curator duties, respectively. He retired from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1995 after a 35-year career there and elsewhere as an economic botanist. He then served more than five years as Senior Scientific Advisor to Nature's Herbs (A Twin Labs Subsidiary). In 2002, he as resumed teaching at the Tai-Sophia Institute Masters Program in Botanical Healing, Columbia, Maryland. Dr. Duke is the author of over 20 books, including the bestselling Green Pharmacy, and the creator of Father Nature's Farmacy, an on-line database that catalogs the nutritional value, chemical activities and quantities, and healing potential of thousands of plants.

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