The health benefits of a plant-based diet are well-known and scientific research now shows that plants have a positive effect on the mind too. Many leaves, roots and berries contain ingredients that boost cognitive skills and alleviate common problems like stress, fatigue and mood swings - without the side effects of conventional drugs.
In this authoritative guide, experts in herbal medicine and neuroscience recommend plants for a wide range of problems. They explain the science behind how they work and suggest easy remedies and exercises that are pleasant to take and make part of your daily routine.
Beautifully illustrated, Botanical Brain Balms is packed full of safe and natural ways to improve the way you think and feel.
Nicolette Perry is a pharmacognosist who has published extensively on medicinal plants for the brain. Her research into sage for Alzheimer's disease triggered a move to research central nervous system plants at Newcastle University. She is Director of Dilston Physic Garden and dedicated to conveying her knowledge of plants to a wider audience. Elaine Perry is Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at Newcastle University and founder and curator of Dilston Physic Garden. She has written and contributed to over 400 papers on the brain including Alzheimer's Disease, aromatherapy, cognition and visual hallucinations.