An article published on the Global Healing Centre website suggests 5 herbs that can help support patients with Alzheimer’s disease. These herbs are:
- Lemon balm – which was sold to 16th century kings as a way of staving off early senility.
- Sage – an acetylcholineesterase inhibitor (which is the way Alzheimer’s drug Aricept works).
- Ginkgo Biloba – the maidenhair tree and living fossil. Improves blood flow and oxygen to the brain. The article cites a 2010 study that showed Ginkgo may help Alzheimer’s patients and another chinese study where Ginkgo had a positive effect on cognitive impairment.
- Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) – is a woody vine from the tropical jungles of South and Central America. It get’s it’s name from the claw-shaped thorns. It has been used as an alternative therapy for inflammation (arthritic conditions). Cat’s Claw may be able to increase blood supply to the brain by dilating blood vessels.
- Ginseng – A Chinese study is quoted where it appeared to reduce cell death in Alzheimer’s disease.
Read the full article here.