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Think again about Pennywort

October 20, 2011

Neuro-protective effects of Auyrvedic ingredients have long been known and modern science is slowly catching up.  Maybe it’s all that tea that scientists have been drinking!

In a recent study  investigators researched the neuroprotective effects of asiaticoside a compound found in Centella asiatica (Pennywort).  In animal models treatment with asiaticoside was found to protect against induced neurotoxicity and to improve locomotor dysfunction.  These results sugget that asiaticoside found in Pennywort could be effective in reversing induced Parkinsons disease via its neuroprotective effects including antioxidant activity, maintaining the metabolic balance of the correct chemicals in the brain.

“There is increasing modern scientific evidence that traditional ingredients like Aurvedic herbs & spices are implicated in maintaining and, perhaps, improving our health.” Dr. Andrew Ward, InnOrbit


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