On November 18, Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital Foundation Under the patronage of His Majesty, organized a seminar “Coping with an aging society with herbs to slow down dementia” at the Gateway at Bangsue shopping center, 1st floor, Bangkok Campaign to prevent dementia with organic herbs By inviting speakers to provide knowledge, including Dr. Supaporn Pitiporn, secretary-general of the Abhaibhubejhr Hospital Foundation. ,Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chantana Boonyarat from the Faculty of Pharmacy Khon Kaen University, a team of pharmacists from Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital, including Dr. Asala Chaocharoen and Dr. Natthanai Musikwong from the Empirical Evidence Center, Dr. Wachiraporn Thong-on, Research Unit and development and P.P. Prawanapa Tumnu from the Intellectual Property Center Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital Foundation
Dr. Supaporn Pitiporn, Secretary-General of the Foundation Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital said that dementia It is a big problem that Thailand is having to deal with in the future. Because society has entered a completely aging society. The chance of encountering dementia problems is therefore very high. In addition to the elderly Dementia may also be found in working people. Due to the current situation where environmental and social changes affect people’s health, such as food contaminated with pesticides, research has clearly shown that Consumption of these contaminated foods cause brain degeneration or stressful situations and poor quality sleep It is a factor that can cause brain degeneration.
“Preventing dementia Therefore, a variety of methods must be used in a holistic manner, whether it be eating organic food. Rest your mind and body. Promotes good quality sleep and exercise regularly Therefore, the foundation Therefore, this seminar was organized to make people aware and have knowledge that they can use to take care of themselves. and people around you What we emphasize is asking people to choose natural methods and products. Especially vegetables that are organic farming. Because there is now clear evidence that pesticides can cause dementia,” Dr. Supaporn said.
Dr. Supaporn said that this talk focuses on giving the audience an understanding of how the brain works. Causes of brain damage And how to prevent brain damage, such as using natural vegetables, food, and behavior modification. Exercises that train concentration and memory Using herbs according to research evidence appropriately and safely As for herbs, we already have expertise in herbs, so we raised them as a highlight of the discussion. And now people are more interested in using herbs but may still lack the knowledge and experience to choose them correctly. including plant type, age, and plant parts Because current research is published in academic language. It is difficult to read and understand, so we have brought in experts to help break down these research studies to make it easier for the public to understand.
Dr. Supaporn gives an example of a study that found that in India where turmeric is widely consumed. There is a lower rate of patients with Alzheimer’s than in other countries. Including the discovery that curcumin in turmeric helps increase BNDF substances that help create new nerve cells. Helps the nervous system and brain function better. It might be a catalyst for people to go find turmeric and eat it. But in the body of scientific knowledge The curcumin in turmeric is highly soluble in fat. If taken after a meal or mixed with milk or yogurt. It will get higher levels of important substances in the body. Another close one is “Gotu kola” which has been researched to help reduce stress. Balancing that emotion What the people need to know is that Gotu kola must be given great importance to cultivation. Because Gotu kola absorbs heavy metals from the ground well. A survey of Gotu Kola in the market found that heavy metals exceeded the specified limits. Including important substances in plants, the amount is lower than specified. In this event, we provide knowledge about planting and harvesting to make the people self-reliant.
Another type of herb that Thai people are familiar with is “khao” that can be used in every part to maintain health. Both rice bran oil contains a small amount of the hormone melatonin, which helps with sleep. or part of rice that people nowadays don’t like to eat anymore Due to fear of being fat But the rice itself, especially brown rice Contains vitamins that are used to create hormones that help with sleep. Or it may be used to make germinated brown rice. Where His Majesty King Rama IX ate, research has found that it contains GABA that helps improve sleep. These are some of the things we release at this event so that people can truly be self-reliant.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chantana Boonyarat, Faculty of Pharmacy, Khon Kaen University, revealed that the use of a traditional medicine recipe, red lotus petals or Aphai Bee, made from herbs from royal lotus petals, gotu kola, and pepper, which has been studied continuously. It was found to be a potential recipe. Found several mechanisms of action. both helping to fight free radicals Anti-inflammatory, protects the brain, helps restore memory. Reduces stress hormone levels in the hippocampus. which is consistent with traditional knowledge And through research in humans with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which is a symptom that occurs before dementia, it was found to be safe for the liver and kidneys. We are continuing this process. To study its effectiveness in a larger group of patients. It is believed that it can be a drug formula that is a hope in helping solve the problem of dementia in the country and in the world in the future.
In addition, in terms of anti-dementia activities There were also lecturers who came to recommend basic dementia screening. and a demonstration of brain exercise with a 9-box grid, making a brain-nourishing drink from Centella asiatica leaves. and a relaxing formula of Borneol to help you sleep. Including activities to distribute Salaya Gotu Kola plants that have large leaves and important substances, triterpenes, 5 times higher than the original variety, along with methods of planting and use. And there is also an exhibition that showcases various species of Gotu kola for the first time. which received the attention of many people who registered to participate in the seminar and the general public. Those interested in following up on knowledge can watch video clips from this seminar on YouTube Abhaibhubejhr and Facebook Herbs Abhaibhubejhr