Medicinal Plants of Northern Thailand for the Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly

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Springer, Nov 21, 2014 - Science - 84 pages

This book provides a description of cognitive impairment in the elderly population through the lens of Thai Traditional Medicine as it is practiced in northern Thailand. It provides an overview of Thai Traditional Medicine and the memory loss presented in elderly dementia. Some medicinal plants used by traditional Thai healers to treat cognitive decline and memory issues in the elderly are reviewed.

Medicinal Plants of Northern Thailand for the Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly provides readers with the detailed description of the in vitro screening of ten plants and those results. The bioactivity of these single plants exemplifies the success of using an ethnobotanical filter to identify plants with cognitive enhancing activity.

 

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Contents

Introduction and Background
1
Fieldwork Methodology
22
Thai Traditional Medicinal Theory and Cognitive Decline
39
The Medical Ethnobotany of Treating Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly of Northern Thailand
55
Screening for Plants in Herbal Formulas from Traditional Doctors of Northern Thailand to Treat Cognitive Impairment
65
Validation of Thai Traditional Medical Knowledge by Scientific Investigation
73
Conclusion
77
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Lisa Offringa, Ph.D.
Stanford Prevention Research Center
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA USA

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