Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer?s

LA JOLLA?The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer?s disease based on a compound found in nature. The research appears in the February 2019 issue of the journal Redox Biology.

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