Pharmacognostical Sources of Popular Medicine To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease



Huba Kalász1, *, Shreesh Ojha2, Kornélia Tekes3, Éva Szőke4, Rajesh Mohanraj2, Mohamed Fahim5, Ernest Adeghate1, Abdu Adem6
1 Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Semmelweis University, Nagyvárad tér 4, Budapest, Hungary
2 Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, P.O.Box 17666, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
3 Department of Pharmacodynamics, Semmelweis University, 1089 Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 4, Hungary
4 Department of Pharmacognosy, Semmelweis University, 1085 Budapest, Üllői út 26, Hungary
5 Department of Physiology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University
6 Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, P.O.Box 17666, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates


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Abstract

Background:

A large number of classical and recently discovered plants are indicated in preventing and/or treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Objective:

Name of plants with their anti-AD effects are important for their further use and investigation.

Method:

A short overview of AD is given; anti-Alzheimer plants are given in a Table.

Results:

Various medicinal plants are listed here as sources of popular medicines to be used in cases when patients are afraid of developing and/or suffer from AD. Some of these plants have been used for centuries. The major sources in the literature, over one hundred of references are given for plants that show beneficial effect on the progress of AD.

Conclusion:

Plant extracts are widely used addition to the synthetic drugs approved by various administrative authorities to stop/slow down the progress of symptoms of AD.

Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, Anti-AD effect, Etiopathogenesis, Amyloid fibers, Medicinal plants, Galantamine.