Professor Jens Pahnke, M.D., Ph.D., E.F.N.
One of the leading experts in Alzheimer’s research is the neuropathologist Prof. Dr. Jens Pahnke. In a globally unique project, Professor Pahnke examined the effect of various medicinal plants against the common Alzheimer’s disease. In his experiments with mice, a clear improvement was found after just 50 days. The mice suffering from Alzheimer’s disease regained their ability to orient themselves after being administered extracts of Greek mountain tea.
Tackling the causes
Anyone who deals with the subject of Alzheimer’s disease repeatedly comes across the publications of Professor Pahnke and his research results on the application of Greek mountain tea in Alzheimer’s disease. The scientist, who is known beyond the German borders as the “Alzheimer’s hunter”, has triggered a boom in the centuries-old remedy.
Prevent, slow down and reverse
In his studies, Pahnke found that certain ingredients of Greek Mountain Tea extract not only slow the development process of Alzheimer’s disease, but can even reverse it by preventing, dissolving and reducing the deposits of plaque in the brain. St. John’s Wort extract activates the ABC transporters in the brain. These molecules are responsible for ridding the brain of pollutants and toxins. In this way, they promote the removal of the dissolved plaques.
The deposits of this plaque, (more precisely amyloid plaques), are currently considered to be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Preventive measures are currently one of the most important research approaches in the fight against the disease. A detailed explanation can be found in our video series.
Deposits of plaque before the use of
Greek mountain tea extrakt
The typical Alzheimer’s plaque deposits are well recognizable in the mouse brain as small brown dots. The beta-amyloids, (Aβ40 and Aβ42), are components of a protein and have antimicrobial functions in the organism. These protein components do not accumulate in normal metabolism. On the one hand, Aβ40 and Aβ42 are neurotoxic, on the other hand they are necessary for information processing of the brain.
Deposits of plaque after the use of
Greek mountain tea extract
After 50 days of treatment with Greek mountain tea extract, (Sideritis scardica), the plaque deposits, typical for Alzheimer’s in the mouse brain, have decreased by 80 percent. Since the beta-amyloids in the brain also fulfil important functions, the Greek mountain tea offers a very safe way to dissolve the plaques.
Use in humans
Recent studies on humans show, according to Professor Pahnke, that the effect can also be verified in persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease. No side effects of the extract or the tea have been identified. Also, there is no danger of dependencies. If we translate the amount of extract used for mice into the one used for humans, the daily consumption has to include 4 litres of Greek mountain tea, while maintaining consistent quality. The use of a standardised extract is therefore preferable for most affected persons.
Patient replies regarding Alzheimer’s on http://pahnkelab.eu/patient-replies.
Based on the research work of Prof. Pahnke, there are currently two products available which are produced in Germany:
PubMed study Sideritis scardica extract (Greek Mountain Tea extract)
PubMed study St. John's wort extract
In part 7 of our video series, Prof. Dr. Dr. Jens Pahnke elucidates latest treatment
Fascinating patient feedback from Joy P.. Experimentally best effect of extracts from Sideritis scardica and Hypericum perforatum. Recommendation/Dosage for use in dementia. Interaction of St. John’s wort, (Hypericum perforatum), with medication. Improvement identified in patients. How important is it to start treatment early?. What do patients report?
If you want to try taking extracts of Greek Mountain Tea and / or St. John’s wort, you should bear the following in mind:
Everyone reacts differently to herbal ingredients. In most cases, patients have been observed to stabilise. In some patients, the symptoms even improved. However, it is possible that, in some cases, there is no improvement.