ISBN: 9781615194469
Publishing: July 10, 2018
Price: $16.95 US / $21.95 CAN
Paperback: 204 pages
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Your Brain on Plants
The Authoritative Guide to Herbs for Mood and Mind

By expert authors in both medicinal herbs and neuroscience—an unprecedented, highly informative, plant-by-plant guide to improving mind, mood, and memory

The importance of mental and physical health, separately and together, is rising in the consciousness of Western and alternative medicine, and a key piece of the wellness puzzle is the organ that holds it all together: the brain itself. Environmental factors play a major role in fostering a healthy brain, but increasingly common and sometimes chronic ailments like stress, fatigue, and pain also have to do with the brain’s chemical balance. In Your Brain on Plants, relief from these conditions and more is found right in your own backyard.

Here are more than 70 plants and practices that have been scientifically proven to alleviate and stimulate the brain. Spanning eight wide-ranging categories—Calming Balms, Brain Boosters, Extra Energizers, and more—the benefits, history and folklore, medicinal use, and safety precautions of these herbs are clearly explained and beautiful presented. This comprehensive guide offers a safe and natural way to optimize brain health—one plant at a time.

Elaine Perry, PhD, is professor emeritus of neuroscience at Newcastle University and founder of Dilston Physic Garden. They both live in Northumberland, UK.

Nicolette Perry, PhD, specializes in pharmacognosy, the study of the medicine produced from plants. She has published and gives talks on medicinal plants for the brain and is the director of Dilston Physic Garden.