Nicolette and Elaine Perry
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.
As experts in plant medicine and neuroscience, Elaine and Nicolette Perry bring authority to this essential guide to health and well-being. As Professor Emeritus of neuroscience at Newcastle University, and founder and curator of the Dilston Physic Garden, Elaine Perry is an expert on the brain. Nicolette has carried out extensive research on Alzheimers disease, and is expert in plants that help brain functions as a form of integrative medicine to compliment conventional treatments. The book describes fifty-six plants that can help to protect the brain, treat conditions such as insomnia, or give an energy boost.
“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