04
May
2009
Daffodil bulbs and snowdrops against Alzheimer's disease
Curiosity

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

See also
Top
Curiosity
Cakes by primu

350 g petals Primula, 2 tablespoons sugar, 800 g of sugar syrup with 1 cup of water.

 
Protect forests

The forests are home of various species of plants, animals and insects, our future depends on them.

Forests influence rainfall and soil water evaporation, helping to stabilize global climate.

 
Plants, women and menstrual pain

Vitex Agnus-castus L. - mature and dried fruits are used. An infusion of the fruit can help when you feel nervous, in pre-menstrual phases in the menstrual period, menopause, increases the amount of breast milk, useful against acne.

 
Band e Amir, the first national park in Afghanistan

National Park consists of a series of six deep lakes separated natural dykes of rock rich in red travertine. This rock is found only in few places in the world.

 
Green tea properties

Contains an antioxidant 100 times more powerful and effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E in protecting cells. Inhibit the growth of new tumor cells and destroy some of the existing ones, without destroying the healthy.

 
   Add to iGoogle
Last posts

Categories

Links