Green Pharmacy: The History and Evolution of Western Herbal Medicine

Green Pharmacy: The History and Evolution of Western Herbal Medicine


By (author) Barbara Griggs

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  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 224mm x 30mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 21 January 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Rochester, VT
  • ISBN 10: 0892817275
  • ISBN 13: 9780892817276
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 26,458

Product description

Including the latest developments in the field of herbal medicine, this classic bestseller presents a fascinating account of the ideas, personalities, advances, and vicissitudes that have shaped the course of medicine and pharmacology in the Western world. The author provides an eloquent and engaging account of the use of herbal medicine from prehistoric times to the present, reaffirming the incalculable value of medicinal plants in the healing arts. She presents a strong case for the cyclical emergence of alternative medicine at times (such as our own) when allopathic methods of treatment have lost their safety and efficacy.

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Author information

Barbara Griggs, a renowned journalist and researcher in the field of herbalism, is also the author of "The Green Witch Herbal." She lives in London.

Review quote

"A modern classic that can be consulted by all of those interested in getting a keener insight into the trials and tribulations, the pitfalls and rewards, and the history and future of drug therapy from nature."