Medicinal Plants

OF the Bible

Known for their ease of use, artful presentation of scientific information, and evidence-based approach, Jim Duke's comprehensive handbooks form the cornerstone in the library of almost every alternative and complementary medicine practitioner and ethnobotanist. Using the successful format of these bestselling handbooks, 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 entertaining writing style brings the information to life as much as the color illustrations included with almost every entry. Comprehensive in scope, yet meticulously detailed, this book is the perfect addition to your shelf of resources.


• Provides an evidence-based scoring system for these herbs

• Compares and contrasts citations from different versions of the Bible

• Presents multilingual nomenclatures that provide historical and geographic roots for each entry

• Covers dosages that have been used historically for various ailments

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