Rhodiola rosea L. and Alzheimer’s Disease: From Farm to Pharmacy.

Rhodiola rosea L. and Alzheimer’s Disease: From Farm to Pharmacy. Phytother Res. 2016 Apr;30(4):532-9 Authors: Nabavi SF, Braidy N, Orhan IE, Badiee A, Daglia M, Nabavi SM Abstract Rhodiola rosea L. (roseroot) is a common member of the family Crassulaceae, known as one of the most important popular medicinal plants in the northern region of…

The Therapeutic Potential of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Diterpenes for Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Therapeutic Potential of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Diterpenes for Alzheimer’s Disease. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:2680409 Authors: Habtemariam S Abstract Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is one of the most economically important species of the family Lamiaceae. Native to the Mediterranean region, the plant is now widely distributed all over the world mainly due to…

Berries: anti-inflammatory effects in humans.

Berries: anti-inflammatory effects in humans. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 May 7;62(18):3886-903 Authors: Joseph SV, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman BM Abstract A sustained pro-inflammatory state is a major contributing factor in chronic disease development, progression, and complication, including the most commonly known diseases: cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and type 2 diabetes. Fruits, such as berries, contain polyphenol…

Nootropic potential of Ashwagandha leaves: Beyond traditional root extracts.

Nootropic potential of Ashwagandha leaves: Beyond traditional root extracts. Neurochem Int. 2015 Sep 8; Authors: Wadhwa R, Konar A, Kaul SC Abstract Rapidly increasing aging population and environmental stressors are the two main global concerns of the modern society. These have brought in light rapidly increasing incidence of a variety of pathological conditions including brain…

The effect of Nigella sativa Linn. seed on memory, attention and cognition in healthy human volunteers.

The effect of Nigella sativa Linn. seed on memory, attention and cognition in healthy human volunteers. J Ethnopharmacol. 2013 Jul 30;148(3):780-6. Authors: Bin Sayeed, Asaduzzaman M, Morshed H, Hossain MM, Kadir MF, Rahman MR. Abstract BACKGROUND: Experimental evidences have demonstrated that Nigella sativa Linn. seed (NS) has positive modulation effects on aged rats with memory impairments, prevents…

Cocoa extracts reduce oligomerization of amyloid-β: implications for cognitive improvement in Alzheimer’s disease.

Cocoa extracts reduce oligomerization of amyloid-β: implications for cognitive improvement in Alzheimer’s disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2014;41(2):643-50 Authors: Wang J, Varghese M, Ono K, Yamada M, Levine S, Tzavaras N, Gong B, Hurst WJ, Blitzer RD, Pasinetti GM Abstract BACKGROUND: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by pathological aggregates of…

Phytochemical and medicinal importance of Ginkgo biloba L.

Phytochemical and medicinal importance of Ginkgo biloba L. Nat Prod Res. 2014;28(10):746-52 Authors: Mohanta TK, Tamboli Y, Zubaidha PK Abstract Ginkgo biloba L., also popularly known as living fossil, possesses a variety of biological and pharmacological activities. The leaf extract of G. biloba L. (EGb 761) has been used for years to treat age-related memory-deficit…

Comparing the efficacy and safety of Crocus sativus L. with memantine in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease: a double-blind randomized clinical trial.

Comparing the efficacy and safety of Crocus sativus L. with memantine in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease: a double-blind randomized clinical trial. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2014 Jul;29(4):351-9 Authors: Farokhnia M, Shafiee Sabet M, Iranpour N, Gougol A, Yekehtaz H, Alimardani R, Farsad F, Kamalipour M, Akhondzadeh S Abstract OBJECTIVES: Limited pharmacological options are available…

Summer Savory: From the Selection of Traditional Applications to the Novel Effect in Relief, Prevention, and Treatment of a Number of Serious Illnesses such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Cancer.

Summer Savory: From the Selection of Traditional Applications to the Novel Effect in Relief, Prevention, and Treatment of a Number of Serious Illnesses such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Cancer. J Tradit Complement Med. 2014 Jul;4(3):140-4 Authors: Hamidpour R, Hamidpour S, Hamidpour M, Shahlari M, Sohraby M Abstract Savory (Satureja L.) plant species…