Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
Written by the world's foremost authority, this is the ultimate compendium of natural remedies--from anise for asthma to violet for varicose veins, and everything in between.
About 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.