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En español | At the end of most days, 81-year-old botanist Jim Duke pours himself a cocktail. Hardly a Scotch on the rocks, this healthy concoction he’s aptly dubbed Creme d’Mentia is a blend of herbs, steeped in diluted vodka, that are thought to boost relaxation, mood, memory, and overall brain health (see recipe below). "It lifts my spirits and lowers my anxiety," says Duke, who worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 30 years and is the author of The Green Pharmacy book series.
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