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Medicinal plants of Northern Thailand for the treatment of cognitive impairment in the elderly / Lisa Offringa.

Offringa, Lisa
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This book provides a description of cognitive impairment in the elderly population through the lens of Thai Traditional Medicine as it is practiced in northern Thailand. It provides an overview of Thai Traditional Medicine and the memory loss presented in elderly dementia. Some medicinal plants used by traditional Thai healers to treat cognitive decline and memory issues in the elderly are reviewed. Medicinal Plants of Northern Thailand for the Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly provides readers with the detailed description of the in vitro screening of ten plants and those results. The bioactivity of these single plants exemplifies the success of using an ethnobotanical filter to identify plants with cognitive enhancing activity.


Cham : Springer, [2015]

Physical description

xi, 84 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.


Doctoral thesis--City University of New York.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.


Introduction -- Fieldwork Methodology -- Thai Traditional Medicinal Theory and Cognitive Decline -- The Medical Ethnobotany of Treating Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly of Northern Thailand -- Screening for Plants in Herbal Formulas from Traditional Doctors of Northern Thailand to Treat Cognitive Impairment -- Validation of Thai Traditional Medical Knowledge by Scientific Investigation -- Conclusion.


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  • 9783319102405
  • 3319102400