The New York Times Field Guide to Medicinal Plants

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Provides information on the characteristics, common names, geographic distribution, and medical uses of a wide range of wild plants

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Arnold Krochmal is Adjunct Professor, Forestry, North Carolina State University at Raleigh; Adjunct Professor, Biology, University of North Carolina at Asheville; and Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Economic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden. He is the retired Principal Economic Botanist for the U.S. Forest Service and has studied the uses of wild plants of forest and field from Afghanistan to Honduras.

Connie Krochmal was raised on an Appalachian farm in Harlan County, Kentucky, where the lore of plant use is part of everyday life. She has shared a Senior Research Fellowship at the Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, and with her husband was a guest of the Main Botanical Garden, Moscow, and Jardin Uribe, Medellin, Colombia, lecturing on medicinal plants. She has been a consultant for the Office of Technology Assessment on the secondary uses of the forests of Puer to Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She writes the garden page for the San Juan (Puerto Rico) Star, and is a Certified Master Gardener.

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"This treasure house of information is a captivating guide to the marvelous and endless contributions made by plants of all sorts to our health and well-being."-- Library Journal

"A landmark reference..."-- Dr. Frederick Meyer, U.S. National Arboretum

"A valuable and recommended addition to reference works available on the subject."-- Choice

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