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How Herbs Boost Your Brain

December 16, 2015

How Herbs Boost Your Brain

Practitioners of traditional medicine dating back to ancient times would likely not be surprised by the findings of a new scientific study which suggests that certain herbs could boost your brain power. According to research published in the journal Advances in Regenerative Biology, certain herbs, like parsley, thyme, and chamomile, contain a substance called apeginin, which strengthens connections between neurons and thus improves brain function, memory, and learning.

via Medical News Today:

Lead author Stevens Rehen, of the D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and colleagues publish their findings in the journalAdvances in Regenerative Biology.


The team says their findings suggest apigenin - also found in red pepper, chamomile and many other plants and herbs - shows promise as a treatment for numerous neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.

Previous animal studies have shown that substances from the same flavonoid group as apigenin may benefit memory and learning, and other research has demonstrated that flavonoids have the potential to preserve and boost brain function.


For this latest study, Rehen and colleagues set out to gain a better understanding of how apigenin affects human brain cells, or neurons.


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