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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.


This evidence-led exploration of 56 of the plant world's best health allies is instructive and insightful. Emine Rushton, Psychologies magazine

"A great book and the one I've been waiting for - scientific, accessible and eminently useable." Bunny Guinness

-- Bunny Guinness

At last, a book that explains the science behind mediicnal plants from pain relievers to sleep promoters and those that improve memory. Plant Heritage Journal

-- Plant Heritage Journal

"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

A serious book full of fascinating information. The Irish Garden

-- The Irish Garden

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