Ayurvedic therapy may provide plant-based treatment for Parkinson´s disease.

Manyam BV, Professor of Neurology

Parkinson´s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Springfield, Illinois, USA

Mucuna has a long history of use in ayurvedic medicine not only for neurologic disease but for endocrine and reproductive disorders, and also as a geriatric tonic

In addition to levodopa, they include 5-hydroxytryptamine, which also displays significant antiparkinsonian activity, and nicotine, which is dopaminigenic

Mucuna presumably acts as a high-fiber bulking agent and so should lessen the constipation that plagues many Parkinson´s patients

Complementary Medicine for the Physician, 1997;6:pages 41, 47, 48


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