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 consequent massive death of neurons.
Many years ago launched the affair concerning the possibility that Alzheimer's disease may cause aluminum. The scandal peaked yet in my years at university to find that the increased amount of aluminum in the affected nerve tissue is not the cause of Alzheimer's disease, but its consequence. Because of this affair I have aluminum cookware to be safe for some time avoided, even though I could not understand how so ubiquitous element such as aluminum could be so toxic. Today's aluminum cookware, anodized best, again considered completely harmless. Definitely aluminum cookware gets into the body of aluminum ions is much less than the aluminum alum, which is the main component of the antiperspirant sticks and aftershave.
Several authors argue that ginseng reduces the symptoms, not the progression of Alzheimer's disease ( Lee2008pge , Heo2008aot ). It is known that ginseng acts anti-inflammatory and anti- cell death . Slow down or even reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease but it falls to me as a problem of an entirely different class. Reports (eg. Lee2009gcf ) in this direction skeptical. Fughberman1999dsn provides information about many herbs in psychiatric practice, the ginseng but not exhaustive enough. Specific experimental study a little more optimistic. According Heo2008aot had red ginseng good efficacy in patients with Alzheimer's disease (15 probands 4.5 grams per day, another 15 probands 9 grams a day, 31 probands control). According Lee2008pge , during the mid-term use of red ginseng (4.5 g daily for 12 weeks) clinical improvement of mental performance of Alzheimer's patients.
As an effective Alzheimer's disease is often examines ginsenoside Rg 1 ( Wang2009gri , Fang2012mne , Shi2012grp ) but are interesting in this context nesaponinové components polyacelylene alcohols panaxydol and panaxynol ( Nie2006pep ) and even glykolipoproteinová component ginseng gintonin ( Hwang2012ggl ).
TCM combination with a possible activity against Alzheimer's disease is by Zhao2009afq mixture of red ginseng (ginseng radix rubra) Šišák Baikal (Scutellaria baicalensis), Wild Angelica Chinese Angelica (Angelica sinensis), Altai anemone (Anemone altaica) and licorice Chinese (Glycyrrhiza uralensis). Some of these publications argue that the test substance may tip the balance between production and degradation of beta amyloid (Aβ) responsible for dementia . My personal attitude to ginseng as a means against Alzheimer's disease so I could summarize that ginseng will certainly be at least moderately helpful, but it would be unethical to give patients great hope that they will prescribe ginseng.