Medicinal plants and Alzheimer's disease: Integrating ethnobotanical and contemporary scientific evidence.

@article{Perry1998MedicinalPA,
  title={Medicinal plants and Alzheimer's disease: Integrating ethnobotanical and contemporary scientific evidence.},
  author={Elaine K. Perry and Anne T Pickering and Warner W Wang and Peter John Houghton and Nicolette S L Perry},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={419-28}
}
The use of complementary medicines such as plant extracts in dementia therapy, varies according to the different cultural traditions. In orthodox Western medicine, contrasting with that in China and the Far East for example, pharmacological properties of traditional cognitive or memory enhancing plants have not been widely investigated in the context of current models of Alzheimer's disease. An exception is Ginkgo biloba in which the ginkgolides have antioxidant, neuroprotective, and… CONTINUE READING
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