Dementia Research Information - The Health Benefits of Greek Mountain Tea

Greek Mountain Tea * Greek Verbena * Sideritis Scardica
Greek Mountain Tea * Greek Verbena * Sideritis scardica
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Dementia Research Information

Professor Dr. Dr. Jens Pahnke

A lecture by Professor Jens Pahnke on naturopathic approaches for the treatment of dementia.

  • How and when did the well-known and renowned Alzheimer's researcher start his scientific studies?
  • What has been studied?
  • What results and findings could be obtained from the various studies on diverse plant substances and medicinal plants?
  • In which areas is there hope for improvement for those affected?

A very interesting and descriptive lecture in simple language so that someone can understand Alzheimer's dementia and evaluate therapeutic approaches.
Online on YouTube
  • What are dementias? Definition of dementia (amnesia, aphasia, apraxia, agnosia) using visual examples from clinical diagnostics
  • What problems do patients with dementia have and how can they be classified?


  • Common types of dementia, rare types of dementia; dementias that appear together
  • Beginning of Alzheimer's research, namesake Aloysius Alzheimer
  • What can we see in patients' brains? Plaques, tangles, vascular deposits, brain atrophy, inflammatory responses
  • Temporal and local process in the brain and effects on behavior

  • Alzheimer's families, sporadic Alzheimer's dementia
  • Known and possible risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's dementia
  • Studies and results on protective factors, (NSAIDs, coffee, red wine)
  • How do deposits in the brain develop in Alzheimer's dementia?
  • What role does the quantity of deposits, (β-amyloid plaques), play in the brain?


  • Symptomatic treatment strategies, (three cholinesterase inhibitors, one NMDA receptor antagonist), their effects and side effects
  • Animation about the cleaning, (transport molecules), of the brain
  • What causes deposits to appear more often?
  • How are the transport molecules in the brain affected (long-term treatment of cardiovascular diseases)?
  • Active ingredients that activate ABC transporters in the brain


Medical plants and Dementia / Alzheimer's

  • Study of various plant extracts, ginkgo, (result of clinical studies)
  • Gingko and Tebonin® testing in Alzheimer's mice
  • Occurrence, varieties, use of the Greek mountain tea in Europe
  • Results of the tests in mice, (orientation in the water basin)
  • Test result Sideritis scardica vs Gingko
  • Effect in patients with memory disorders, (1-2 liters of tea on a daily basis)
  • Tests with St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) and Pycnogenol
  • Which extract concentrations from St. John's wort have an effect?
  • Results of testing in Alzheimer's mice
  • Results of testing Pycnogenol, (bark of the Atlantic pine)


  • Patient feedback
  • Clinical improvements
  • Problems with the use of St. John's wort and recommendations
  • Minimum application to test effectiveness


Current findings – Application of Sideritis extract / St. John's wort extract as Renovare 500

  • Fascinating patient feedback from Joy P.
  • Experimentally best effect of extracts from Sideritis scardica and Hypericum perforatum
  • Recommendation 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?


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