The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine

By HerbaZest Editorial Team | Updated: Jun 18, 2020

The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine
General Information
  • 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


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.

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