Curry leaves for brain health

M. M. Essa*, Selvaraju Subash, S. Parvathy, A. Meera, Gilles J. Guillemin, Mushtaq A. Memon, T. Manivasagam

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    Abstract

    In the present era, together with the advancement of lifestyles, dreadful illnesses are afflicting society at an alarming rate. The risk of brain disorders is one of the major issues that require an effective solution. The underlying route of pathogenesis of many of these disorders is naïve; oxidative stress, followed by free radical attack and mitochondrial dysfunction can be considered as the prime reasons for many of the neurodegenerative diseases. Still, medical sciences remain clueless regarding an appropriate therapeutic strategy for these disorders. It would be highly beneficial to consider the potential of many natural plants or their parts in treating these ailments. Curry leaves (M. koenigii) is one among them, found to possess many medical properties. Recent studies suggest that antioxidants and polyphenols present in the M. koenigii help in delaying the onset and reducing the extent of cognitive disorders. Here we are summarizing the beneficial effects of curry leaves for brain health.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFood and Brain Health
    EditorsM. M. Essa, Mushtaq A. Memon, Mohammed Akbar
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherNova Science Publishers
    Pages97-102
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781631177385
    ISBN (Print)9781631177347
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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