Herbal medicine has better cure for Alzheimer's

Herbal medicine has better cure for Alzheimer's

In an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) sponsored event, the Sharda Villas College of Pharmacy, is hosting a national conference on ‘Management of Alzheimer’s Disease: Role of Herbal Pharmacotherapy’ from June 22 to 24 in S Chinnaswamy Shetty Hall.

“Alzheimer’s is a neurological disease characterised by irreversible memory loss. It is also a behavioural disorder as all activities like sleep, day-to-day activities, mood, speech , everything is affected,” said Sharada Villas College of Pharmacy Principal, K J Hanumanthachar.

There is a huge need for research in this field as there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. The cause of this disease has not yet been pinpointed but age has been one of the prominent one. It is very common for people to ignore this disease as a normal symptom of old age.

The disease has been neglected in India for many years now said the principal. A healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent Alzheimer’s. Germany, USA and Japan have taken up the research on Alzheimer’s and its in the primitive stages in India, added Hanumanthachar.

The cases of Alzheimer’s is increasing due to the increase in air pollution and presence of pesticides and insecticides in the food we eat according to an expert in the seminar. Herbal medicines are proving to be better to cure this disease and the effect on other organs is almost negligible.

The seminar had eminent experts from all over India. Harsha Heredes from ICMR Belgium, Pharmacology Professor Milind Parle from Haryana, Anantha Naik Nagappa from Manipal University and professor of pharmacology Veeresh B from Hyderabad attended the seminar.

They covered topics ranging from herbal drug development, advances in Alzheimer’s research, herbal options for Alzheimer’s to application of neurological tests, benefits of tea and phytochemical formulation.

The principal said that the aim of the conference was to provide a platform for all neurosurgeons, neuro physicians, scientists, research scholars and the public to create awareness on the disease and take forward research on the disease. The conference would conclude on June 24.

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