Posted by Debbie
on September 01, 2000 at 17:31:38:
In Reply to: Ayurveda in Parkinson`s desease posted by Fernando Pita Santana on September 01, 2000 at 10:46:16:
: Dear Colleagues:
: I saw a program of The nature of Things, by Davis Suzuki where he show an Ayurveda Center in USA who treats Parkinson`s desease with a herbal preparation. The convultions stops at 30 minutes after the administration of the formula.
: I need details about it. Please can you help me
Ayurvedic medicine was one of the first to identify and diagnose parkinsonian symptoms (long before Dr. Parkinson!) and give the disease a name which in Sanskrit is called "Kamppa". The herbal prep most likely contains the extract of Mucuna Pruriens beans which contains high levels of Dopamine. So in essence they are most likely using the prep to replenish the dopamine in the body. Hope this helps.