Psyche Delicacies: Coffee, Chocolate, Chiles, Kava, and Cannabis, and why They're Good for You

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Rodale, 2001 - Medical - 221 pages
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In Psyche Delicacies, globetrotting medicine hunter Chris Kilham gives an impassioned defense of five plants that have all been maligned to greater or lesser degrees. Weaving his own entertaining and illustrative experiences with facts about the substances origin and historical uses, Kilham strongly convinces that far from being bad for you, the five plantscoffee, kava, chili peppers, chocolate, and the ever-controversial cannabiswill help prevent and remedy physical health problems, and boost mental and emotional health. Whether avid coffee drinker or chili pepper aficionado, chocolate lover or part-time cannabis user, no one will feel guilty about moderate use after reading Psyche Delicacies.

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Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter and teaches ethnobotany through the Medicinal Plant program at the University of Massachusetts. His two previous books, "Tales From the Medicine Trail" and "Psyche Delicacies: Coffee, Chocolate, Chiles, Kava, and Cannabis and Why They're Good For You" were published by Rodale Press. He has published 12 books in all. His medicinal plant research has been written about in the "Wall Street Journal, Parade, USA Today, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Herald" and "Natural Health". He's written articles for "Men's Health" and "Penthouse".

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