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Jim Duke Speaks for the Plants

An Interview with Jim in a video created by Jason Bryan in 2016: Interview with Dr. James Duke 2013 In this interview with Dr. James Duke, he explains his inspirations for studying ethnobotany and talks about his time in the field. Videography: Charlie … Continue reading

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87th Birthday Note from Jim Duke

4.4.2016 Excuse my corny canned birthday note!  On April 2, I instrumentally backed Jared and John as we played some bluegrass in the sunshine on the patio for a garden tour, son John on guitar, gardener Jared on mandolin, me … Continue reading

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Green Farmacy Garden Greetings

28 March 2016 With the arrival of warmer than usual temperatures these last few weeks, the garden quickly awakened from its winter rest. Buds overwintering were hastily summoned to burst open and we were greeted by the flowers of: butterbur, Petasites japonicus coltsfoot, … Continue reading

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Herbal Superdrugs for the Superbugs!

 The below article appeared in the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild JAHG: Volume 13 | Number 1, pg. 51-54 Reductionist’s Rant: Could cannabis be the superdrug of the year? In an effort to compile lists of herbs and phytochemicals that might help … Continue reading

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A TALE OF THREE ULCERS ~ Medicinal Virtues of Honey

A TALE OF THREE ULCERS by Jim Duke (adapted from an article printed in Pathways Magazine, Spring 2015) Decades ago, one ankle sore; Had me facing amputation. But p’roxide, sulfur, sunshine Permitted perambulation (anonpoet, 2015) Trying to offer my Pathways … Continue reading

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EBOLAPHOBIA by James A. Duke

 Viriphobia Goes Viral eeeeeek! Ebola, Encephalomyocarditis, Enterovirus, Epstein Barr Virus, Equine-Rhinopneumonitis, all evidently evolving quicker than we do. We taxpayers deserve to know, now, before they fast-track some moneymaking poison that may hurt some Ebola and a lot of people … Continue reading

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Rosemary – not so rosy or merry after the winter of 2014

5.23.2014 After this past winter of relentless temperatures below freezing, we witnessed the majority of our beloved rosemary’s (Rosmarinus officinalis) leaves turn from green to brown. We had, as in previous years, wrapped our huge rosemary in insulation and burlap the week … Continue reading

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