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Ayurveda might provide cure for Alzheimer's

Five plants used in Ayurvedic medicines might pave way to finding effective treatment for Alzheimer’s. These plants are known to prevent the breakdown of neurotransmitters, responsible for the disease. These plants are being studied by the scientists of JadavpurUniversity and King's College, London. More details can be found here.If a cure for Alzheimer’s is possible through Ayurveda, it will open new vistas for alternative treatment. We have already lost valuable medicinal plants due to the clearing of forests. The populations of tribes who have the knowledge about these plants too are shrinking. Protecting tribal knowledge is a must as it contains wisdom of ages.