Encyclopedia of mind enhancing foods, drugs, and nutritional by David Group

By David Group

It kind of feels as if each day brings a brand new capsule or potion claiming to revive psychological alertness or increase reminiscence. whereas lots of those claims are in accordance with real details, many others are usually not. This encyclopedia of meals and medication which are believed to enhance psychological functionality includes info on approximately four hundred nutrition, herbs, and medicine, starting from old plant compounds to the most recent prescribed drugs. Entries are prepared by means of kind of substance, reminiscent of meals, supplements, minerals, spices, and clinical medicinal drugs. each one access includes details similar to trade names and kinds, assets, effects, unintended effects, precautions, and steered dosage. even though readers are inspired to refer to with their medical professionals sooner than diagnosing and treating themselves, this e-book offers the most important, real, and impartial details at the ''miracle drugs'' that many folks think can remedy illnesses from fatigue to Alzheimer's. Readers can realize for themselves the houses of every substance. a whole index enables effortless reference and aid with exchange names, nutrition and drug interactions, and signs.

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Precautions: Prolonged or excessive use may cause headaches or nausea. Due to the neglect of this plant as a cash crop, this oil is now hard to come by, and most of the oil now sold is either cocoa butter, coconut oil, or the inferior variant Cananga macrophylla, popularly known as cananga. CHAPTER 10 Entheogens Entheogens, popularly known as psychedelics or hallucinogenics, are among the most powerful and controversial substances known to man, and comprise approximately one-tenth of the 600,000-plus plant species identified so far.

Also, avoid getting essential oils in the eye, as they can be irritating (a cotton swab soaked in vegetable oil and applied to the eye should relieve discomfort). They can last a year or more if stored properly in a cool, dry, and dark place, and the bottle is opened only when dispensing oil (they can evaporate or oxidize quite readily in the open air); a small amount of vitamin E can help preserve the freshness. As for their benefits, little is known about the specifics with which they work: only a handful of studies have been done on aromas and aromatherapy, and most of the purported effects are based on anecdotal evidence or folklore.

Precautions: Since it is quite expensive, cheaper brands may be adulterated with artificial esters, cedarwood, lemongrass, and turpentine. GINGER AKA: Zingiber officinalis. Effects: Said to increase energy. It has been used to treat diarrhea, catarrh, and rheumatism. Precautions: It could cause a rash or blisters if applied directly to the skin or added to bath water. GRAPEFRUIT AKA: Citrus paradissi. Effects: Said to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Works synergistically with lavender.

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