Concise Handbook of Psychoactive Herbs
Medicinal Herbs for Treating Psychological and Neurological Problems
By (author) Marcello Spinella
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Concise Handbook of Psychoactive Herbs by Marcello Spinella
Book DescriptionFind out how plant-derived drugs react with your brain to produce either healing or harmful results! The Concise Handbook of Psychoactive Herbs will give you a better understanding of herbal products that have psychological effects. The book explores how they work, how effective they are, and what is known about their safety. Geared towards non-specialist professionals and curious individuals, this guide shows how herbal preparations can affect the brain, mental state, and behavior of a user and includes treatment methods, tables, illustrations, a glossary, and a bibliography. The Concise Handbook of Psychoactive Herbs contains chapters on several types of psychoactive herbs, including: * stimulants * cognition-enhancers * sedatives * painkillers * hallucinogens With the Concise Handbook of Psychoactive Herbs, you'll examine the effects of psychoactive drugs on the nervous system--both positive and negative. Each chapter discusses a type of herbal medicine, its action on the brain and other systems of the body, side effects, and the potential for addiction. The book closely examines possible drug interactions with prescription medications and emphasizes the caution you need to take when using herbal health products. In the Concise Handbook of Psychoactive Herbs you will learn about the psychoactive actions of such medicinal plants as: * coffee * tobacco * cannabis * ginseng * chamomile * cocoa * opium poppy * peyote * gingko biloba
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780789018571
(212mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marcello Spinella
Concise Handbook of Psychoactive Herbs, Paperback (February 2005)
Presents an understanding of herbal products that have psychological effects. This book explores how they work, how effective they are, and what is known about their safety. It shows how herbal preparations can affect the brain, mental state, and behavior of a user, and includes treatment methods, tables, illustrations, and a bibliography.
Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine, Paperback (July 2001)» View all books by Marcello Spinella
A compilation of current scientific knowledge about psychoactive herbal drugs.
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