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A Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants: Herbal Medicine Past and Present Paperback – January 25, 1990

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"Unlike most herbal guides, this is a comprehensive, fully documented reference work that interweaves scientific evaluation with folkloric use."
--Bulletin of Science, Technology, & Society

""Trying to Give Ease" and "A Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants" are two of the best resources I've come across. The second volume of the set, "Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants," is a veritable feast of herbal knowledge. This is the first book I reach for when I'm researching the uses of a plant."
--"Appalachian Journal"

"When noted Purdue pharmacognosist Varro Tyler reviewed the "Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants" upon its original publication, he called it one of 'the best available' historical commentaries on herbs in the English language. This assessment still stands. . . . [T]he usefulness of this book for the historian and even the clinician interested in the background and context of these medicinal plants is undeniable. It should occupy an important place in the library of everyone interested in the historical development of the American materia medica and its role in providing an important component in the spectrum of therapeutic choices available at the grassroots level."
--"Bulletin of the History of Medicine"

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"The historical comments that follow Bass's opinions are truly excellent. Detailed nad well referenced, they are essential reading for all persons interested in the history of herbs and their use."--Varro E. Tyler, "Pharmacy in History"

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books (January 25, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822310198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822310198
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,258,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A very informative well-written book - an excellent reference book.
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I liked this book. While I'm not an herbalist, it was fairly easy to comprehend. I appreciate simple terminology and explanations.
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A friend told me about this gentleman and I was interested enough to purchase the books myself. I have not had time to read it yet but she said it was great.
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