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Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is a mental illness traditionally associated with aging . The cause of Alzheimer's disease is the pathological formation of beta amyloid in the brain associated with the subsequent massive death of neurons.

Many years ago she launched an affair about the possibility that Alzheimer's disease could cause aluminum. This case culminated in my university years by finding that the increased amount of aluminum in the affected nervous tissue is not the cause of Alzheimer's disease but its consequences. Because of this affair, I have been avoiding aluminum utensils for some time, even though I could not understand how such an ubiquitous element like aluminum could be so poisonous. Today, aluminum dishes, preferably anodized, are again considered completely harmless. Certainly aluminum alloys get much less aluminum alloys than alumina, which is the main ingredient of sweat sticks and after-shave products.

Potential effects of ginseng against Alzheimer's disease

Several authors claim that ginseng mitigates the symptoms, if not the progression of Alzheimer's disease ( Lee2008pge , Heo2008aot ). Ginseng is known to act against inflammation and brain cell death . However, slowing down or even reversing the development of Alzheimer's disease seems like a completely different class problem. Reports (such as Lee2009gcf ) are skeptical in this respect. Fughberman1999dsn provides information about many herbs in psychiatric practice, but it is not exhausting for ginseng. Specific experimental studies are somewhat more optimistic. According to Heo2008aot , red ginseng had good efficacy in patients with Alzheimer's disease (15 probands 4.5g daily, another 15 probes 9g daily, 31 proband control). According to Lee2008pge , during the medium-term use of red ginseng (4.5g daily for 12 weeks) there was a clinical improvement in the mental performance of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

As an anti-Alzheimer's disease, ginsenoside Rg1 ( Wang2009gri , Fang2012mne , Shi2012grp ) is most often investigated, but non-saponin components, polyacetylene alcohols panaxydol and panaxynol ( Nie2006pep ), and even the glycolipoprotein component of ginseng gintonin ( Hwang2012ggl ), are also interesting.

Other potential adaptogens with effect on Alzeimer:

TcM combination with effect on Alzheimer's disease

TBM combination with a possible effect against Alzheimer's disease is Zhao2009afq mixture of ginseng radix rubra , Scutellaria baicalensis , Angelica sinensis , Anemone altaica, and Glycyrrhiza uralensis . Some of these publications claim that the substances under investigation can reverse the balance between the production and degradation of beta amyloid (Aβ) responsible for dementia . My personal attitude to ginseng as a remedy against Alzheimer's disease would sum up that ginseng will certainly be somewhat beneficial, but it would be unethical to give patients great hope when prescribing ginseng to them.

Also important are the protective effects of ginseng against dementia and Parkinson's disease .

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