Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 7 Issue 12

Memory in a Drop: Harnessing the Distillation Principle for Enhancing Cognition

Sharadendu Bali1* and Anuj Gautam2

1Professor General Surgery, TMU, Moradabad, UP, India
2MBA (Hospital Administration), Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

*Corresponding Author: Sharadendu Bali, Professor General Surgery, TMU, Moradabad, UP, India.

Received: November 06, 2023; Published: November 20, 2023

Abstract

Emerging evidence supports the potential role of Citrus limon (lemon), pomegranate (Punica granatum) and Piper betle (betel leaf), in enhancing cognitive functions and offering therapeutic benefits. On the other hand, distillation of natural medicinal substances extracts the essence of these substances, creating a low volume-high efficacy liquid. Distillates of herbs have been used in India for ages, especially in the Siddha and Unani medical systems, to provide the beneficial effects of the herbs in a few drops, circumventing the need to partake large volumes of decoctions. This review explores how the distillates of lemon, pomegranate and betel leaf, when combined, may bestow amplified neuroprotective and cognition-enhancing effects. Citrus limon is recognized for its rich phytochemical profile having potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that benefit cognitive health. Pomegranate, renowned for its health-promoting capabilities, has also shown promise in enhancing memory and cognitive functions, due to its content of myriad bioactive phytochemicals such as Ellagitannins and Punicalagin. Piper betle, an important herb in traditional Southeast Asian medicine, has been studied for its neuroprotective properties, and contains bioactive constituents like eugenol and chavibetol, which inhibit key enzymes associated with Alzheimer's disease. Both preclinical and human studies have reported encouraging outcomes from each of these botanical extracts, prompting interest in a combined distillate form.

 Keywords: Citrus limon (lemon); Pomegranate; Piper Betle (Betel Leaf); Neuroprotective Phytochemicals; Cognition-Enhancing; Distillates; Neuropharmacology

 

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Citation

Citation: Sharadendu Bali and Anuj Gautam. “Memory in a Drop: Harnessing the Distillation Principle for Enhancing Cognition”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.12 (2023): 30-37.

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Copyright: © 2023 Sharadendu Bali and Anuj Gautam. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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