Herbs and adaptogens protecting against Parkinson's disease
Overview of Chen2007chh offers a list of natural remedies and plants of the TČM with a potential effect against Parkinson's disease: ginseng , Ginkgo biloba , rhodno ( Polygonum ), Tripterygium wilfordii triptol , Nerium indicum , Ganoderma lucidum , Huperzin (from vrance, Huperzia ), promising stefolidin (from the corydalis ambigua used in TČM) and tea polyphenols / catechins.
Ginseng is very effective on Parkinson's disease
Ginseng generally protects neurons from dying, but ginsenoside Rd has been specifically described as a dopaminergic neuron protection agent in cell culture in vitro by experimental activation of lipopolysaccharide microglia ( Lin2007gra ). The total ginseng extract protected MPP ( 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine ) and its MPP + ( VanKampen2003nag ) metabolite of dopaminergic neurons of rats and mice from neurotoxin-causing parkinsonism. According to Watanabe1991epg, the ginseng water extract prevented the reduction of the number of dopamine receptors in the brain of aging rats. Overall, the effects of ginseng against Parkinson's disease are promising but not very clear. The neuroprotective effect on memory ( Zhou2012nep , Aguirremoreno2011glr ) and specifically on dopaminergic neurons was also found in glossy gloss ( Ding2010gle ).