The Green Pharmacy: New Discoveries in Herbal Remedies for Common Diseases and Conditions

by James A. Duke (Author), Peggy Kessler Duke (Illustrator), Ph.D. Jamea A. Duke (Author)

Editorial Reviews

There's still a lot to learn about the healing power of plants, James Duke
points out, but what we do know is already prodigious. Much of that knowledge is
gathered in The Green Pharmacy, an A-to-Z guide to that relies on plant-based
medicines to cure what ails us. Between the listings, Duke crams personal
anecdotes from a lifetime of studying herbs, berries, and bark. For example, he
relates how he worried about telling a pregnant niece that ginger could help
alleviate her morning sickness because he'd learned from a pharmacologist that
ginger could also induce miscarriage. Then he solved the mystery: he'd
recommended ginger tea, which contains about 250 milligrams of ginger. The
Chinese, he learned, use about 80 times that much to end pregnancies--another
testimony to the amazing versatility of these natural medicines.

From 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.

Product Details

Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Rodale Books (July 30, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1579541240



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