ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANTS IN THE TREATMENT OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES: A NARRATIVE REVIEW

Taimoor Hassan, Sana Saeed, Mamoona Hassan, Sidra Naseem, Sidra Siddique

Abstract


A plethora of diseases are associated with our nervous system. Neurodegenerative diseases include Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia and depression. Many plants are known to be beneficial against certain neurodegenerative disorders. This study provides an overview of such thirty-five plants whose part, from roots to seeds or their bio-chemicals extract are used for the treatment of multiple neurodegenerative disorders in Pakistan and beyond.


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Parkinson’s Disease; Epilepsy; Alzheimer’s Disease; Huntington’s Disease; Schizophrenia; Depression; Neurodenegerative Diseases; Ethnomedicine; Ethnomedicinal Plants; Plant Extracts.

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