Botanical Brain Balms

0BBB front coverBotanical Brain Balms, Nicolette Perry & Elaine Perry

£14.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9933892-8-3 | June 2018

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Sage improves memory, turmeric has been shown to be as effective as the conventional antidepressant fluoxetine and the calming credentials of chamomile are beyond dispute. Plant remedies for physical disorders are well documented but this book takes a look at new scientific evidence that shows how plants can also help with problems such as anxiety, memory loss and pain.

Elaine and Nicolette Perry, experts in plant medicine and neuroscience, bring authority to this essential guide to health and well-being. It includes fifty-six plants for a range of conditions from those that relieve insomnia to others that give an energy boost and still more that maintain and protect the brain.

Beautifully illustrated, Botanical Brain Balms is fascinating to read and packed with safe and natural ways to improve the way you think and feel.

Nicolette Perry’s research into sage for Alzheimer’s disease triggered a move by Dilston’s collaborative team at the University of Newcastle to research central nervous system plants. She is Director of Dilston Physic Garden and is dedicated to conveying her knowledge of plants for the brain in integrative medicine as an adjunct to mainstream therapies.

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.

Read the reviews and endorsements:

“This evidence-led exploration of 56 of the plant world’s best health allies is instructive and insightful.” Eminé Rushton, Psychologies magazine

I congratulate the authors on the way they present often very complex chemical and pharmacological data with a clarity that draws in the reader. This up-to-date, beautifully illustrated book furthers our understanding of how plants could be contributing more to our health.” Professor Monique S.J. Simmonds OBE, Deputy Director of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The authors have between them a wealth of experience in experimental science, which you would expect, but also bring a wonderful practical knowledge about the plants themselves through running the physic garden. I recommend this book to both specialist and non-specialist readers but beware, it may change your preconceptions. “ Professor Paul Francis, King’s College London