Superherbs: The best adaptogens to reduce stress and improve health, beauty and wellness, by Rachel Landon, €10.87 Are the stresses of life catching up with you? This book explains how nature’s superherbs, called adaptogens, help the body rebalance and “adapt” to the stresses of life, whether emotional, environmental or immune related. The author, who is a herbalist, explains how she followed the path of natural healing through plants after her own body went amok. Going back to the roots of her childhood, where she learned from her mother about nature’s bounty – such as how dock leaves eased her nettle stings – she found health again through exploring the use of herbs. Superherbs such as turmeric do more than deliver vitamins and nutrition, she argues; they help to improve overall health to bring the body back to equilibrium.