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The Treatment of Brain Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease. Can Traditional Medicines Help?

James David Adams


The blood brain barrier degenerates in many people as they age. This degeneration can lead to inflammation, amyloid accumulation, neuron loss, tangle accumulation and dementia. Damage to the blood brain barrier may involve oxygen radical production through a visfatin mediated mechanism. Several plant medicines have been traditionally used to decrease the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Antioxidant mechanisms of action have been described for these medicines that may protect the blood brain barrier. These plant medicines provide alternative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

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