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Parkinson's disease

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"is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain; the cause of this cell death is unknown. Early in the course of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are movement-related; these include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking and gait. Later, cognitive and behavioural problems may arise, with dementia commonly occurring in the advanced stages of the disease. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep and emotional problems. PD is more common in the elderly, with most cases occurring after the age of 50...Parkinson's disease can cause neuropsychiatric disturbances which can range from mild to severe. This includes disorders of speech, cognition, mood, behaviour, and thought.[1]" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson%27s_disease

1. A study of Banisteriopsis caapi, also known as Ayahuasca, Caapi or Yage, a plant reported to treat neurodegenerativedisorders relevant to Parkinson's disease. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20219660 a source for infomation not recommendation http://www.ethnogarden.com/botanicals/ayahuasca-herbs another article about it, note it is a phycho altering herb http://psychoactiveherbs.com/catalog/article_info.php?articles_id=9

2. "Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most important neurodegenerative worldwide disorders...Therefore, in this study, our findings indicated that extracts of A. mirandum have cytoprotective effects on Rotenone-induced apoptosis in human neuroblastomas SH-SY5Y cells." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18241847  Catuaba may reduce the symptoms of Parkinson;s, cell death, and neuroblastomas cancer.


3. "Docosahexaenoic acid provides protective mechanism in bilaterally MPTP-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease.Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a major polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) in the phospholipid fraction of the brain, is essential for normal cellular function. Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) often exhibit significant declines in PUFAs. ..Diminished Parkinsonism symptoms and decreased dopaminergic neuron death were detected in the MPTP-induced + DHA-treated group compared to the MPTP-induced group...In conclusion, DHA significantly protects dopaminergic neurons against cell death in an experimental PD model. Akt/p-Akt and Bcl-2 pathways are related to this protective effect of DHA in experimental PD. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22763967  DHA or Docosahexaenoic acid helps reduce Parkensens disease symptoms.

1. "Excitotoxicity is the pathological process by which nerve cells are damaged and killed by glutamate and similar substances...These enzymes go on to damage cell structures such as components of the cytoskeleton, membrane, and DNA. Excitotoxicity may be involved in spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, alcoholism or alcohol withdrawal and Huntington's disease.[3][4] Other common conditions that cause excessive glutamate concentrations around neurons are hypoglycemia[5] and status epilepticus.[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excitotoxicity

 

 

 

 


 

 
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