Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition

by Steven Foster and James A. Duke
An updated field guide to the medicinal plants and herbs found in eastern and central North America, including how to identify them and use them.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547943985
  • ISBN-10: 0547943989
  • Pages: 480
  • Publication Date: 04/08/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 24

About the book


The best-selling field guides of all time

Medicinal plants are increasingly well regarded as supplements and sometimes as alternatives for prescription drugs. Steven Foster and James A. Duke have used recent advances in the study of medicinal plants and their combined experience of over 100 years to completely update the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. The clear and concise text identifies the key traits, habitats, uses, and warnings for more than 530 of the most significant medicinal plants in the eastern and central United States and Canada including both native and alien species. Seven hundred plus images, the organization-by-color system, and simplified warnings make identifying medicinal plants fast and easy.

Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute

About the author
Steven Foster

With more than 40 years of experience in the herbal field, Steven Foster is author, co-author, and photographer of seventeen books. He lives in Eureka Springs Arkansas, in the heart of the medicinal plant-rich Ozarks.

James A. Duke

With more than six decades of experience as a botanist, and three decades in medical botany James A. Duke is the author of more than 20 books. He lives in Fulton, Maryland, surrounded by some 300 medicinal plants.