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Author Topic: Plants for Parkinson's Disease  (Read 95 times)

bosqueberg

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Plants for Parkinson's Disease
« on: November 01, 2018, 04:14:54 pm »

Hello Everyone,

I'm looking for information on plants that can help treat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

Have heard that Brahmi plant (Bacopa monnieri) has been used.

What plants do any of you know about that might be helpful?

Thank you.
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Hummingbird

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Re: Plants for Parkinson's Disease
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 06:01:56 pm »

this is what I found on examine.com: "Mucuna Pruriens contains L-DOPA, also known as Levodopa. This is a dopamine precursor and sometimes used as a pharmaceutical to treat Parkinson's Disease (alongside another compound known as Carbidopa)"

I had grown Mucuna and it seems easy (still I killed it somehow.. ) but I have bacopa to share if you need any
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bosqueberg

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Re: Plants for Parkinson's Disease
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 06:58:15 pm »

Thanks Hummingbird, that is useful.

I have considered growing mucuna before. Will research further.

Much appreciation for the bacopa offer. I have a nice little plant growing. Going to make some plants for my friend whose father suffers from PD. Will let you know if my cuttings don't take.
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ONandONandON

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Re: Plants for Parkinson's Disease
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 09:31:18 pm »

ive got a few Mucuna Pods growing.. not many,
but i could spare some in maybe about a month or two..
ebay maybe faster and easier to get them already powdered.
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bosqueberg

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Re: Plants for Parkinson's Disease
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 03:23:49 am »

Thanks ONandONandON, that would be very nice.

I found some article abstracts indicating several plants have been found to be effective in treating some symptoms, but without purchasing the article can't see what species they are talking about.
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Re: Plants for Parkinson's Disease
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 03:50:30 pm »

If you grow velvet bean do yourself a major favor...get the non itchy type! If given the right conditions this vine goes buck wild running 40+ft in many directions and can eat trees alive. I grew the itchy kind ONCE and will NEVER again. It is a massively vigorous grower and producer however absolutely maddening to harvest and deal with. The itching is for REAL and it is in a realm beyond horrible. I was warned by the member here whom gave the seeds to me. I decided it couldn't be that bad...yeah fucking right...it is! Heed my warning don't do it! Get the non itchy!!!!
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