The Search for Plants that Heal
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FROM THE EROWID REVIEW #
- Review by Erowid, 2004 Aug 26
A nice look at the field of ethnobotany during the early 1960s. Kreig describes the histories of a variety of plants with medicinal or psychoactive properties as well as interviews with ethnobotanists such as Richard Evans Schultes. Green Medicine also includes a nice series of photos of Schultes, R. Gordon Wasson, Roger Heim and others involved in the field. Good . . . (more)
BLURBS #"I am very interested in Green Medicine--there is no other book like it and it needed to be written."
-- Aldous Huxley
"I was especially thrilled to read the Strophanthus hunt details; but other chapters were equally fascinating, showing, among other things, how science sometimes vindicates folklore. Green Medicine should be a popular book."
-- Leonard Scheele, Surgeon General (1948-1956)
"In her lively blending of biography, exploration, and basic research, Mrs Kreig conveys a spirit of suspense and adventure. This timely report is destined to become a milestone in dramatic, science writing. It is also a unique, highly entertaining contribution to popular literature."
-- Frederic E. Faverty, Professor of English, Northwestern University
"Mrs Kreig probably has a greater perspective on the search for new medicinal agents from plants than many of us actively engaged in the research. Every Pharmacy School library will need copies of this book and every Pharmacognosy teacher should assign it as required reading. All of the people in this and related fields certainly will want it. This is what we have been waiting for!"
-- Norman R. Farnsworth, Past President, American Society of Pharmacognosy