Handbook of Medicinal Herbs / Edition 2

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs / Edition 2

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Handbook of Medicinal Herbs / Edition 2

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. It contains more species, phytochemicals, proven indications, folk indications, and dosage data than the first edition in a new format that makes them easy to find. The in-depth information, the addition of color plates and over 200 black and white illustrations, and the easy-to-use format make this the most comprehensive herbal resource available.

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ISBN-13: 9780849312847
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/27/2002
Edition description: REV
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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