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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Herbs and Parkinson's

The seeds of the Mucuna pruriens plant is an Ayurvedic tonic called 'kapikacchu'; it is a natural source of L-dopa, a molecule which is used to treat Parkinson's disease. Kapikacchu beans are tasty and can be cooked in rice as food - one or two teaspoons a day is therapeutic for Parkinson's and similar nerve weakness.
Parkinson's results from aluminum poisoning so:
Our bodies make dopamine neurotransmitter from L-dopa and L-dopa from tyrosine. Dopamine is a molecule essential to coordination, motivation and learning; it improves focus, determination and definition.

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