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Duke, James A. 1929-2017

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Works: 193 works in 639 publications in 6 languages and 14,168 library holdings
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Most widely held works by James A Duke
The green pharmacy : new discoveries in herbal remedies for common diseases and conditions from the world's foremost authority on healing herbs by James A Duke( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New discoveries in herbal remedies for common diseases and conditions from the world's foremost authority on healing herbs
A field guide to medicinal plants : eastern and central North America by Steven Foster( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to medicinal plants showing how to identifying 500 plants. Information on where the plants are found and detailed descriptions of all their known uses
A field guide to medicinal plants and herbs of eastern and central North America by Steven Foster( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments
CRC handbook of medicinal herbs by James A Duke( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicinal herbs: toxicity ranking. Toxins: their toxicity and distribution in plant genera. Higher plant genera and their toxins. Pharmacologically active phytochemicals. Proximate analyses and conventional plant foods
Handbook of edible weeds by James A Duke( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An informative guide to more than a hundred alphabetically listed common plants that have potential as food, medicinals, or culinary herbs. Each plant has devoted to it two pages including a black-and-white illustration, descriptive explanations of the plant's external form, and distribution and qualities as a food, both favorable and unfavorable. The illustrations are artfully done and will be helpful in identifying the plants. The descriptions of plant external morphology and its distribution are accomplished with a minimum use of botanical terms, which enlarges the book's audience and appeal. The relating of personal experience by the author and others concerning the nutritional and medicinal values, as well as the texture and palatability of these edible weeds, makes this book interesting reading for persons with either professional or avocational interest. The writing style used in the descriptive paragraphs is best described as conversational. The up-to-date literature citation section will be useful for additional information. Duke has an impressive list of credentials; an extensive list of his books and articles on crops and medicinal herbs is included in the front section of the book. General; undergraduate. C. S. Dunn; University of North Carolina at Wilmington--Choice Reviews
The green pharmacy guide to healing foods : proven natural remedies to treat and prevent more than 80 common health concerns by James A Duke( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and German and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses food remedies that help treat and prevent the whole gamut of health concerns, from minor (such as sunburn and the common cold) to more serious (like arthritis and diabetes). Dr. Duke has assigned a rating to each remedy, according to his evaluation of the available scientific studies and anecdotal reports
Peterson field guide to medicinal plants and herbs of eastern and central North America by Steven Foster( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments
Handbook of medicinal herbs by James A Duke( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 this second edition, world-renowned ethnobotanist James A. Duke provides up-to-date information on over 800 of the world's most important medicinal plant species. The book contains more species, phytochemicals, proven indications, folk indications, and dosage data than the first edition in a new, easier to use format. The in-depth content and the addition of color plates and over 200 black and white illustrations make this book the complete resource on medicinal herbs. Blending scientific fact with folk uses and the author's personal experience, Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition provides the most well rounded discussion of safety, efficacy, toxicity, and rational use of medicinal herbs available." "See what's new in the second edition: over 100 color plates, 4 color maps; over 200 black and white illustrations; over 800 medicinal plants organized alphabetically by common name; more herbs from the African, Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Jamu traditions."--Jacket
Handbook of legumes of world economic importance by James A Duke( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green pharmacy herbal handbook : your comprehensive reference to the best herbs for healing by James A Duke( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents alphabetically arranged profiles of more than 180 herbs used to treat diseases and ailments, describing their therapeutic uses, medicinal properties, effectiveness, prescription counterparts, dosage options, safety ratings, and precautions; also includes an index of herbs alphabetically arranged by the symptoms they treat
Dr. Duke's essential herbs : 13 vital herbs you need to disease-proof your body, boost your energy, lengthen your life by James A Duke( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to herbs by one of the nation's leading authorities presents the secrets behind the most popular miracle herbs as well as herbal lore and information on herbal combinations
Amazonian ethnobotanical dictionary by James A Duke( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary presents an exciting new rainforest book, designed and conceived in the rainforest and dedicated to its preservation. The book contains concise accounts of the various uses to which prominent Amazonian plants are put by the local rainforest inhabitants. Although emphasis is placed on plant foods and forest medicines, there is also commentary on other relevant applications, including natural artifacts, house construction, natural pesticides, and ornamental and fodder plants. More than 1,000 species are covered and over 200 illustrated. An index to Spanish and English names leads to the scientific name, and the index to plants provides its medicinal application. There are even suggestions on how to eat palm grubs and how to make an Amazonian salad dressing. All royalties from the book are donated to the Amazonian Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) in order to continue its preservation of one of the world's most diverse forests
The green pharmacy anti-aging prescriptions : herbs, foods, and natural formulas to keep you young by James A Duke( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Jim Duke, has spent more than 30 years studying plants with therapeutic powers. His backyard Garden of Youth is home to hundreds of herbs and foods proven to protect against the disease so often associated with "growing old."
Handbook of phytochemical constituents of GRAS herbs and other economic plants by James A Duke( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Handbook of Phytochemical Constituents of GRAS Herbs and Other Economic Plants is a catalog that includes approximately 15,000 phytochemical constituents from over 1,000 higher plant species. This volume covers all of the generally-recognized-as-safe (GRAS) herbs and at least 250 important food and medicinal plants." "Each plant is listed by species name, followed by an alphabetical listing of reported constituents. Where available, quantitative data follow the names of the elements or compounds. Two-letter abbreviations identifying the plant part, if any, follow the quantitative data. There may be a three-letter abbreviation indicating a primary source, or an alphanumeric abbreviation indicating journal sources."--BOOK JACKET
CRC handbook of medicinal spices by James A Duke( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Organized by scientific name, the CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices provides the science behind the folklore of over 60 popular spices. This book presents a chemical analysis of each spice, explains the biological activities of the most important phytochemicals, provides an alphabetical listing of reported indications for each spice, explores the culinary aspects of many medicinal spices, includes folkloric and proven reputations for a given aliment, lists septic organisms killed or whose growth is curbed or arrested by each spice, and offers recipes from around the world for "letting food be your medicine.""--Jacket
Duke's handbook of medicinal plants of the Bible by James A Duke( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of the Bible covers herbs that scholars speculate, based on citations, were used in Biblical times." "Listed alphabetically by scientific name, each entry provides an illustration, family line information, synonyms, notes, common names, activities, indications, dosages, downsides and interactions, natural history, and extracts. The text includes one or more quotes from various translations of the Bible, such as the King James version and Revised standard edition, along with comments on points of interest. Duke's writing style brings the information to life as much as the color illustrations included with almost every entry. Comprehensive in scope, yet detailed, this book is the perfect addition to your shelf of resources
Duke's handbook of medicinal plants of Latin America by James A Duke( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Year-round moderate temperatures, abundant rainfall, and rich soils make tropical Latin America home to nearly 100,000 of the world's 300,000 known species of plants, and therefore home to untold numbers of potential cures. This book focuses on 500 of the most well-known and well-studied plants
CRC handbook of nuts by James A Duke( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over one hundred of the world's most important species of nuts are systematically accounted in this informative handbook. The text defines nuts and discusses their economic and nutritional value. For easy reference; there is an illustrated account of each nut by species, arranged alphabetically by scientific name. Each account includes the family name, several colloquial names, and paragraphs on uses, folk medicine, chemistry, germplasm, distribution, ecol-ogy, cultivation, harvesting, yields, energy, and biotic factors. Chapters Describe:UsesFolk medicineChemistryGermplasmDistributionEcologyCultivationHarvestingYields and economicsEnergyBiotic factors"--Provided by publisher
Medicinal plants of China by James A Duke( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plants are arranged alphabetically by scientific names. "Intended for use by biologists, chemists, and the interested layman as a guide to the Chinese medicinal plant resources and their uses." Entries give popular names, uses, chemistry, and notes. Contains drawings
CRC handbook of proximate analysis tables of higher plants by James A Duke( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the Major functions of this publication is to compare nutritional chemistry of as many plant species as possible."--Provided by publisher
 
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The green pharmacy : new discoveries in herbal remedies for common diseases and conditions from the world's foremost authority on healing herbs
Alternative Names
Djuk, Džejms A. 1929-

Djuk, Džejms A., 1929-2017

Duke, J. A.

Duke, J. A. 1929-

Duke, J. A. (James A.), 1929-

Duke, J. A. (James A.), 1929-2017

Duke, James 1929-

Duke, James Alan.

Duke Jim 1929-....

Duke, Jim, 1929-2017

James A. Duke American botanist

James A. Duke Amerikaans botanicus

James A. Duke botánico estadounidense

James A. Duke botaniste américain

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A field guide to medicinal plants : eastern and central North AmericaA field guide to medicinal plants and herbs of eastern and central North AmericaCRC handbook of medicinal herbsHandbook of edible weedsThe green pharmacy guide to healing foods : proven natural remedies to treat and prevent more than 80 common health concernsPeterson field guide to medicinal plants and herbs of eastern and central North AmericaHandbook of medicinal herbsThe green pharmacy herbal handbook : your comprehensive reference to the best herbs for healing