The Treatment of Brain Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease. Can Traditional Medicines Help?
Pp. 1-19 (19)
James David Adams
The blood brain barrier degenerates in many people as they age. This
degeneration can lead to inflammation, amyloid accumulation, neuron loss, tangle
accumulation and dementia. Damage to the blood brain barrier may involve oxygen
radical production through a visfatin mediated mechanism. Several plant medicines
have been traditionally used to decrease the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Antioxidant mechanisms of action have been described for these medicines that may
protect the blood brain barrier. These plant medicines provide alternative treatments for
Alzheimer’s disease, Anti-inflammatory prevention, Plant medicines.
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