Dr. James Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Dr. James A. Duke, PhD, Ethnobotanist, PhD in Botany (UNC, Chapel Hill; Phi Beta Kappa; Distinguished Alumnus), served  3 years with Missouri Botanical Garden,  7 years with Battelle Memorial Institute in Panama, Colombia and Columbus Ohio, as an ecologist; and 27 years as economic botanist, with USDA in Beltsville, Md.

On Sept. 30, 1995, he retired from the USDA.  Before retiring, Dr. Duke brought his ethnobotanical and phytochemical database online … Read more

Herb walk with Rosita Arvigo in Chicago

224Site of Herb Walk in Chicago on Milwaukee and Kedzie Avenues in Logan Square

219Amaranth — Amaranthus retroflexus — Ancient food of the Americas; very high mineral and protein content. Excellent for anemia

226Sheep  Sorrel — Rumex acetosella — Good food for salads, kidney aid

243Milkweed — Asclepias syriaca — white milky sap for warts, edible flowers and very young pods

250Prairie Dock — Silphium terebinthinaceum — decorative prairie plant… Read more

BBC: The Magical Forest

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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What Plants Talk About

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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