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Neuro-protective effects of linarin (found in mint)

October 25, 2011

Linarin is a natural occurring flavanol found in Mentha arvensis.  This is an extremely interesting compound that reputed to have anti-acetylcholinesterase effects.  See this LINK for more information on Acetylcholinesterase.

A study by Lou et al  explored the neuroprotective effects of linarin against  neurotoxicity in an animal model and the possible mechanisms involved.

These studies suggest raise the possibility that linarin may be a potent therapeutic compound against Alzheimer’s disease acting through both acetylcholinesterase inhibition and neuroprotection.

References:

See also our article on Pennywort

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer’s disease

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