In addition to these properties, the curcumin in turmeric has also been shown to be a strong anti-oxidant by scavenging free radical molecules.
Thus, turmeric is an herbal medicine that treats Parkinson’s in two important ways: by acting against the MAO enzymes and by reducing free radicals.
Because turmeric is also known to be a safe and effective anti-inflammatory agent (to treat arthritic pain, for example), it may help the elderly in maintaining the exercise regimes that are so important in slowing the progress of Parkinson’s.
Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata)
The passion flower family contains some 650 species, many with the beautiful and unusual flowers for which the passion flower is known. Passiflora incarnata is one of the several species native to the southeastern U.S.