James A. Duke, PhD

James A. Duke, PhD, an ethnobotanist retired from the USDA, where he developed a database on the health benefits of various plants. Dr. Duke, who died in 2017, was author of numerous books including The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods: Proven Natural Remedies to Treat and Prevent More Than 80 Common Health Concerns (Rodale). GreenPharmacy.com

Seasonings & Spices

6 Hot and Healthy Spices to Eat, Inhale, Even Rub

No doubt you've heard about the current “it” spice, turmeric, which shows promise at protecting against cancer, inflammation and Alzheimer's…


Does Oregano Lower Testosterone?

Q: I often add oregano to food to fight infections, but I have heard that it lowers testosterone. Should men…

Diet & Nutrition

Not Just Eye Candy: Edible Flowers… Beautiful & Healthy

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Cool Herbal Drinks—with Health Benefits

Quenching a summer thirst calls for a tall, cold beverage—and what better way to satisfy that thirst than with cool…