Plants to prevent and treat diseases of the central nervous system



Kurt Hostettmann

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15 X 23.5cm
152 pages
Full color
Soft cover

Insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s…

Anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia…: France is one of the countries where people consume the most sleeping pills in the world and anxiolytics follow closely. These drugs certainly provide relief, but they also cause some dreadful side effects. The ancients already knew, centuries ago, of effective natural remedies without undesirable effects, which we often forget today: medicinal plants! Against depression, St. John’s wort. In case of insomnia, the sleeping poppy, valerian, hops. Against anxiety, passion flower. Against stress, the pink stone. And many others, notably to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. This guide is written by an internationally renowned professor of phytotherapy and pharmacognosy, whose books have been translated into many languages. In 2014 he was awarded the Egon Stahl Gold Medal by the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research.

Kurt Hostettmann

Kurt Hostettmann, PhD in Chemistry, is Honorary Professor at the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Nanjing, Shandong and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. Specializing in medicinal plants and phytomedicines, he is internationally renowned. He received the Egon Stahl Gold Medal from the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research in September 2014 for his outstanding work in pharmacognosy and phytotherapy. He is the author of more than 500 publications and a dozen books, some of which have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Farsi, Spanish and Portuguese.
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