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The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook: Your Everyday Reference to the Best Herbs for Healing

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Did you know that the oats you eat can also soothe itchy skin when put in your bath? That witch hazel shrinks hemorrhoids? From the herbs Americans take most to lesser-known medicinal plants, this readable and revealing guide helps you make smart choices about your health.

The most thorough and comprehensive herb reference of its kind, The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook was
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 17th 2002 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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May 03, 2007 Susie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: novices to alternative medicine
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the bad news is that this guy has had seriously every ailment known to mankind and is going to tell you about it in detail and in alphabetic order (brace yourself for the good times 'scabies' chapter)

the good news is that you probably already own pretty much everything it would take to cure said array of illnesses in your spice cabinet. while i found his suggestions at times a little unrealistic for the urban reader, i must say this book got me engaged in herbs and i reference it regularly for a
Laura Szumowski
This is a great reference book for herbs and herbal remedies. It explains the uses for each herb (what it is used to treat), information on how it works with the body (why it works), plus warnings about dosage and toxicity. What this book doesn't include are recipes and dosages or applications for specific ailments, so it's best to pair it with a book that provides recipes and information about making salves, tinctures, decoctions, etc., and which applications are best for each ailment. I haven' ...more
More useful as a reference, naturally, but it's good.
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Dr. James A. Duke, PhD, Ethnobotanist, PhD in Botany (UNC, Chapel Hill; Phi Beta Kappa; Distinguished Alumnus), served 3 years with Missouri Botanical Garden, 7 years with Battelle Memorial Institute in Panama, Colombia and Columbus Ohio, as an ecologist; and 27 years as economic botanist, with USDA in Beltsville, Md, On Sept. 30, 1995, he retired from the USDA. Before retiring, Dr. Duke brought h ...more
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