Nebraska Authors

Varro Tyler

AKA: Dr. Varro E. Tyler

Born 1926-12-19 Auburn, NE (USA)

Died 2001-08-22
Lafayette, IN (USA)

Lafayette, IN (USA)
Tippecanoe Memory Gardens

Dr. Tyler was an internationally recognized expert on herbal medicine and was the author of more than 270 publications, including three popular books.

Places Lived

Nebraska City, NE
Lincoln, NE
Seattle, WA
West Lafayette, IN

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Medicine; Herbal Remedies


Bachelor's Degree with Distinction, 1949, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master's Degree, University of Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Connecticut


Former Dean and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Purdue University
Lilly Distinguished Professor of Pharmacognosy

Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Honorary Member of the American Society of Pharmacognosy and the Society for Medicinal Plant Research


American Society of Pharmacognosy, President
American Association of the Colleges of Pharmacy. Presdient
American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, President
American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, President


Hoosier Home Remedies.
The Honest Herbal.
Herbs of Choice.

Columnist for Prevention Magazine

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