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.
"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