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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.6.1583

Progress of Essential Oils in Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Lin Ma, Qirong Lin, Dandan Lei, Ying Ni, Shan Liu


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a type of disease featured in progressive deterioration of the memory and loss of the acquired knowledge. Essential oil (EO) is a secondary metabolite of plant, which has certain health and medical value. This study selects and summarizes four kinds of nosogenesis of AD that are accepted in recent years. EO is widely used for its good permeability. With the people’s living quality improving and environmental awareness strengthening, the anti-AD function of EO has attracted more and more attention.


EO, AD, Acetylcholinesterase, β-amyloid protein, Free Radical Injury, Nerve Cell

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