Fava beans and Parkinson’s disease: useful ‘natural supplement’ or useless risk?

  title={Fava beans and Parkinson’s disease: useful ‘natural supplement’ or useless risk?},
  author={L Raguthu and Sara Varanese and Louis Flancbaum and Ezekiel Tayler and Alessandro Di Rocco},
  journal={European Journal of Neurology},
In April 2008, a 54-year-old man of Ashkenazi Jewish/Polish descent developed an acute episode of malaise and severe jaundice. He was diagnosed with Parkinson s disease (PD) in May 2007 and was treated with rasagiline, 1 mg daily, and Co-Enzyme Q10, 1200 mg daily. His past medical history was significant for hepatitis B and Epstein-Barr virus, and Gilbert s disease. He had no family history of anemia or jaundice, although information was limited because most of his relatives perished in the… 

Miraculous Healing of Parkinson’s Disease Withoutthe Use of Pharmaceuticals, Antibiotics or Surgery

While “miraculous healing” of various disease states have been scientifically reported previously, the exact mechanism, which allow for these seeming miracles or spontaneous remissions is poorly

An increase in renal dopamine does not stimulate natriuresis after fava bean ingestion.

The failure of fava bean consumption to provoke natriuresis may indicate that dopa concentrations in commercially available beans do not raise renal dopamine sufficiently to stimulate sodium excretion, at least when beans are added to a moderate-sodium diet in healthy volunteers.

Estrogenic Plants: to Prevent Neurodegeneration and Memory Loss and Other Symptoms in Women After Menopause

This review aims to highlight current evidence about estrogenic medicinal plants and their pharmacological effects on cognitive deficits induced by estrogen deficiency during menopause and aging.

Parkinson's disease-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Medicine, Psychology
  • 2011
Early in the course of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are movement-related, including shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking and gait, but later, cognitive and behavioural problems may arise, with dementia commonly occurring in the advanced stages.

Parkinson’s disorder: definitions, contexts, neural correlates, strategies and clinical approaches

  • G. Perrotta
  • Psychology, Biology
    Neuroscience and Neurological Surgery
  • 2019
The present contribution focuses in particular on all the most significant elements, also from an etiological and neurobiological point of view, in order to present the best therapies and treatments known today in medical and neuropsychotherapeutic profiles.

24-Epibrassinolide, a Phytosterol from the Brassinosteroid Family, Protects Dopaminergic Cells against MPP+-Induced Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis

The results demonstrate that 24-Epi reduces the levels of intracellular reactive oxygen species and modulates superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase activities and leads to the inhibition of MPP+-induced apoptosis.



Case of neuroleptic malignant‐like syndrome precipitated by abrupt fava bean discontinuance

A case of NMLS is described, which was precipitated by the abrupt cessation of fava bean ingestion, and is thought to be a safe adjunctive therapy.

An Ashkenazi Jewish woman presenting with favism

The case of a 44 year old Ashkenazi Jewish woman of Russian origin who presented with a typical clinical and haematological picture of favism with initial difficulty in confirming glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency later fell to a concentration compatible with heterozygosity for the Mediterranean type of G6PD deficiency.

Treatment of parkinsonism with levodopa.

Under the most optimal circumstances, the best that can be expected from their judicious administration is a 20% reduction in the severity of symptoms with a modest improvement of functional capacity.

G6PD deficiency: the genotype-phenotype association.

Dioxyphenylalanin, eine neue Aminosäure aus Vicia faba.

Broad bean (Vicia faba)—A natural source of L‐dopa—Prolongs “on” periods in patients with Parkinson's disease who have “on–off” fluctuations