Indian medicinal plants as drug leads in neurodegenerative disorders

Rohit Sharma, Neha Garg, Deepanshu Verma, Preeti Rathi, Vineet Sharma, Kamil Kuca, Pradeep Kumar Prajapati

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There is rising global interest toward herbal or traditional medicines due to their natural origin and lesser side effects than conventional synthetic drugs that have been described with unwanted but unavoidable side effects. Therefore herbal therapies are being preferred over conventional treatments as an effective remedy of many brain disorders. Ancient system of medicine-Ayurveda-is widely practiced in Indian subcontinent with a rich traditional wisdom of nootropic herbs known for their multidimensional utility in various conditions. Strewn information is available relating to role of Indian traditional herbs for various brain disorders. Present review includes: (i) common neurodegenerative brain disorders with the associated changes, (ii) important Ayurvedic botanicals having potential roles in neurodegenerative disorders with description of their traditional usage, administration, and possible mechanism of actions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780128205938
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Alzheimer disease
  • Ayurveda
  • Dementia
  • Herbal medicine
  • Indian medicine
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Parkinson disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Traditional medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions (all)
  • Medicine (all)


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