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2009
Daffodil bulbs and snowdrops against Alzheimer's disease
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A Bulgarian researcher found that bulbs of snowdrops population used to treat headaches. After several studies, the isolated alkaloids extracted from the bulbs of snowdrops and found an ingredient called acitv galantamine. He later discovered that, and daffodil bulbs contain a significant amount of galantanina. The substance was discovered by L. Jannsen.

Galantamine is extracted from the bulbs of Galanthus woronowii, Leucojum sp. And Narcissus pseudonarcissus.

Galantanina contributed to inhibiting acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that break acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a messenger who fulfills role in muscle contractions and maintain adequate muscle tone. Literature knowntifica indicate an extensive use of snowdrops in Eastern Europe, Romania and Ukraine.

Plants are used for treatment and recovery of memory, such as Melissa officinalis, Salvia officinalis, Ginkgo biloba, Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefolius.

Sources

http://hod.kcms.msu.edu, www.smart-drugs.com; www.pharmj.com

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