Next Article in Journal
Two-Year Variations of Phenolics, Flavonoids and Antioxidant Contents in Acacia Honey
Previous Article in Journal
Anti- and Pro-Lipase Activity of Selected Medicinal, Herbal and Aquatic Plants, and Structure Elucidation of an Anti-Lipase Compound
Open AccessReview

Traditional Korean East Asian Medicines and Herbal Formulations for Cognitive Impairment

Department of Biotechnology, College of Biomedical and Health Science, Konkuk University, Chung-ju 380-701, Korea
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Molecules 2013, 18(12), 14670-14693; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules181214670
Received: 9 September 2013 / Revised: 8 November 2013 / Accepted: 18 November 2013 / Published: 26 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
Hanbang, the Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM), is an inseparable component of Korean culture both within the country, and further afield. Korean traditional herbs have been used medicinally to treat sickness and injury for thousands of years. Oriental medicine reflects our ancestor’s wisdom and experience, and as the elderly population in Korea is rapidly increasing, so is the importance of their health problems. The proportion of the population who are over 65 years of age is expected to increase to 24.3% by 2031. Cognitive impairment is common with increasing age, and efforts are made to retain and restore the cognition ability of the elderly. Herbal materials have been considered for this purpose because of their low adverse effects and their cognitive-enhancing or anti-dementia activities. Herbal materials are reported to contain several active compounds that have effects on cognitive function. Here, we enumerate evidence linking TKMs which have shown benefits in memory improvements. Moreover, we have also listed Korean herbal formulations which have been the subject of scientific reports relating to memory improvement. View Full-Text
Keywords: Traditional Korean Medicine; memory; herbal formulations; Acorus gramineus; Sasang Constitutional Medicine Traditional Korean Medicine; memory; herbal formulations; Acorus gramineus; Sasang Constitutional Medicine
MDPI and ACS Style

Kumar, H.; Song, S.-Y.; More, S.V.; Kang, S.-M.; Kim, B.-W.; Kim, I.-S.; Choi, D.-K. Traditional Korean East Asian Medicines and Herbal Formulations for Cognitive Impairment. Molecules 2013, 18, 14670-14693.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop