Editors: Surya Pratap Singh, Hareram Birla, Chetan Keswani

Traditional Medicine for Neuronal Health

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ISBN: 978-981-5040-20-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5040-19-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898150401971230101


Advances in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases (NDs) are nominal. Currently available therapies are merely symptomatic treatments that cannot prevent the development of the disease. Several herbs have been found very useful for managing neurological diseases. There are immense possibilities to discover a more successful line of ND treatment. Phytochemicals from medicinal plants may play a vital role in maintaining the chemical balance of the brain by affecting the capacity of receptors for the major inhibitory neurotransmitters. A few plants have already gained popularity for the potential treatment of NDs. This volume highlights the therapeutic role of medicinal plants and their scientific validation for improving neuronal health. It presents 15 chapters that cover the herbal treatment of NDs, including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. The contents cover a range of pharmaceutical agents like sirtuins, berberine, rosmarinic acid and resveratrol. The book serves as a reference for pharmacology and herbal medicine scholars as well as healthcare workers interested in information about alternative and complementary therapies for neurological disorders.


Traditional therapies, which are indigenous to India, are believed to be the world's oldest comprehensive healthcare system, and are now one of the most recognized and widely practiced disciplines of alternative medicine in the world. Medicinal herbs have been in use for treating diseases since ancient times in India. Medicinal herbs generally provide relief without any adverse effects, even after prolonged administration.

Since the last decade, the therapeutic potentials of natural compounds in age-associated neurodegenerative disorders have received major attention. Within the last few years, a search for novel pharmacotherapy from medicinal plants for neurodegenerative disorders has progressed significantly.

The content of the book focuses on natural agents and medicinal herbs that have shown a promising role in reversing neurodegenerative disease’s pathology. The book provides comprehensive information concerning the phytological applications of various medicinal herbs to provide sufficient baseline information that could be used in drug discovery, thereby providing new therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. The editors are acknowledged for synchronizing with global authorities on the subject to underline the anti-neurodegenerative effects of medicinal herbs with the potential to benefit mankind.

Prof. Ishan K. Patro
Schools of Studies in Zoology and Neuroscience
Jiwaji University
Gwalior, India