Amla ('07, '12, 2014) & Alzheimer's


Amla (Emblica officinalis) belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is an important ayurvedic medicinal herb and its fruits contain powerful antioxidant components: tannins and tannoids, vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and other properties make it ideal for synergistic value in enhancing other nutrients and medicinal herbs. Because it helps to enhance memory and reduce memory impairment, formulations containing it may have a role in managing conditions such as Alzheimer's and other impaired-memory conditions. Amla also posses anti-cholinesterase activity further suggesting its potential for treatment of cognitive impairments induced by cholinergic dysfunction.


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