Abstract Title:

Exploring the multifaceted neuroprotective actions of Emblica officinalis (Amla): a review.

Abstract Source:

Metab Brain Dis. 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8. PMID: 30848470

Abstract Author(s):

Ibraheem Husain, Saima Zameer, Tushar Madaan, Akram Minhaj, Wasim Ahmad, Asif Iqubaal, Abuzer Ali, Abul Kalam Najmi

Article Affiliation:

Ibraheem Husain


Today, neurological disorders such as epilepsy, depression, tardive dyskinesia, and stress, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and Huntington's disease affect millions of people all over the world. Existing pharmacological interventions do not meet the desired therapeutic benefits for a significant number of patients, and hence, numerous research studies are in progress to find novel therapies for these disorders. Herbal drugs, which have been used in traditional medicine for centuries, are also being explored and scientifically evaluated for the treatment of these neurological disorders. While substantial evidence exists for the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperlipidemic, and anti-hyperglycemic effects of Emblica officinalis, in vivo and in vitro studies, have also revealed its beneficial therapeutic activities in numerous neurological disorders. These diverse neuroprotective pharmacodynamic actions of E. officinalis corroborated by accumulating evidence in pre-clinical research studies deserve the attention of the scientific community to develop viable pharmacotherapeutic strategies. The present review elaborates upon the latest scientific evidence pertaining to the pharmacological effects of E. officinalis in numerous neurological and neurodegenerative disorders and also gives way for future research in this area.

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