The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine

The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine
  • Title
    The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine: Plant Drugs That Alter Mind, Brain, and Behavior
  • Author
    Marcello Spinella
  • Date
    2001
  • Publisher
    The MIT Press
  • Edition
    1st
  • Pages
    500

Abstract

About the Book

This book focuses on the psychopharmacology of herbs, a branch of herbal medicine relating to the effect herbs have on the brain and the rest of the nervous system. From stimulant caffeine in coffee to analgesic capsaicin in chili pepper, the world of herbs offers much in therapeutic benefit for the mind. In this book, Spinella explains the current research into these herbal compounds.

About the Author

Dr. Marcello Spinella received his bachelor's in psychology from Fairlegh Dickinson University and is PhD in neuropsychology from the City University of New York. He currently teaches at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. During his career, he has developed several psychological tests used by researchers. He is also the author of Concise Handbook of Psychoactive Herbs.

Featured Herbs

  • Coca Plant
  • Nutmeg