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Holist Nurs Pract. 2012 Jan-Feb;26(1):38-51. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31823bff70.

Herbal remedies, mood, and cognition.

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  • 1Long Island University's School of Nursing, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA.


Herbal medicines were the "sole" source of medicine for thousands of years, in every culture since the advent of human civilization. Today, patients are increasing the use of these botanicals for numerous conditions, such as mood and cognition. This article will explore commonly used herbal remedies for mood and cognition functioning. It is imperative that nurses and nurse practitioners obtain expertise with these botanicals with regard to efficacy, adverse effects and contraindications, possible drug interactions, and safety considerations.

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