Scientific Reports of Medicinal Plants Used for the Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative diseases

Sunali Lalotra*, J S Vaghela

Bhupal Nobles‘ College of Pharmacy, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan, India

Received: 21-Nov-2018 , Accepted: 19-Jan-2019

Keywords: Neurodegenerative diseases, Medicinal herbs, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Memory loss, Phytocompounds

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20510/ukjpb/7/i1/179297

 

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Sunali Lalotra, JS Vaghela. Scientific Reports of Medicinal Plants Used for the Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative diseases. PBJ. 2019; 7(1): 15-25.

Abstract

Neurodegenerative diseases are incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration / death of nerve cells or neurons in the human brain. Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are the major Neurodegenerative diseases, which are characterized by progressive loss (and even death) of structure and function of neurons, and have created great burden to the individual and the society. Treatment of these diseases with prolonged administration of synthetic drugs will lead to severe side effects. Therefore herbal treatment is being preferred over conventional treatments. Much attention and so scope is drawn towards herbal remedy of many Neurodegenerative diseases. The present review puts together research on various medicinal plants that have shown promise in reversing the Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s pathology and highlights importance of phytochemicals of medicinal herbs on neuroprotective function and their mechanism of action.