Galanthamine from snowdrop--the development of a modern drug against Alzheimer's disease from local Caucasian knowledge.

@article{Heinrich2004GalanthamineFS,
  title={Galanthamine from snowdrop--the development of a modern drug against Alzheimer's disease from local Caucasian knowledge.},
  author={Michael Heinrich and Hooi Lee Teoh},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={92 2-3},
  pages={147-62}
}
In recent years, galanthamine isolated from several members of the Amaryllidaceae (Leucojum spp., Narcissus species, Galanthus spp.) has become an important therapeutic options used to slow down the process of neurological degeneration in Alzheimer's disease. This review traces aspects of the history of its development from little known observational studies in the Caucasus Mountains (Southern Russia), to the use of this drug in Eastern European countries (esp. Bulgaria) in the treatment of… CONTINUE READING
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