see report about Dppamine
"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."
A study of Banisteriopsis
caapi, also known as Ayahuasca, Caapi or Yage, a plant
reported to treat neurodegenerativedisorders relevant to Parkinson's
a source for infomation not recommendation http://www.ethnogarden.com/botanicals/ayahuasca-herbs
another article about it, note it is a phycho altering
"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.
"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
DHA or Docosahexaenoic acid helps reduce
Parkensens disease symptoms.
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.
Other common conditions that cause excessive glutamate concentrations
around neurons are hypoglycemia and status epilepticus.