Curry leaves for brain health

M. M. Essa*, Selvaraju Subash, S. Parvathy, A. Meera, Gilles J. Guillemin, Mushtaq A. Memon, T. Manivasagam

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In the present era, together with the advancement of lifestyles, dreadful illnesses are afflicting society at an alarming rate. The risk of brain disorders is one of the major issues that require an effective solution. The underlying route of pathogenesis of many of these disorders is naïve; oxidative stress, followed by free radical attack and mitochondrial dysfunction can be considered as the prime reasons for many of the neurodegenerative diseases. Still, medical sciences remain clueless regarding an appropriate therapeutic strategy for these disorders. It would be highly beneficial to consider the potential of many natural plants or their parts in treating these ailments. Curry leaves (M. koenigii) is one among them, found to possess many medical properties. Recent studies suggest that antioxidants and polyphenols present in the M. koenigii help in delaying the onset and reducing the extent of cognitive disorders. Here we are summarizing the beneficial effects of curry leaves for brain health.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood and Brain Health
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781631177385
ISBN (Print)9781631177347
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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