TY - CHAP A1 - Ianara Mendonça da Costa A2 - Elaine Cristina Gurgel Andrade Pedrosa A3 - Ana Paula de Carvalho Bezerra A4 - Luciana Cristina Borges Fernandes A5 - José Rodolfo Lopes de Paiva Cavalcanti A6 - Marco Aurélio Moura Freire A7 - Dayane Pessoa de Araújo A8 - Amália Cinthia Meneses do Rego A9 - Irami Araujo Filho A10 - Francisco Irochima Pinheiro A11 - Fausto Pierdoná Guzen ED1 - Matilde Otero-Losada ED2 - Francisco Capani ED3 - Santiago Perez Lloret Y1 - 2020-11-26 PY - 2020 T1 - Extracts and Essential Oils from Medicinal Plants and Their Neuroprotective Effect N2 - Neurological disease affects nearly 25%–30% of the world’s population, exerting enormous financial strain on the healthcare system. Estimated current costs are around $800 annual billion, and this number is expected to increase exponentially as the global population ages. As such, new and alternative neuroprotective strategies are urgently needed. This book examines some of the most promising approaches in neuroprotection as well as discusses current goals and prospects. Organized into three sections, chapters cover such topics as the use of cannabinoids, medicinal plants, and essential oils in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s; protein misfolding and the neuroprotective potential of vitamin E in cerebral ischemia; and potential new neurological treatments and their mechanisms of action. BT - Neuroprotection SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.90903 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.90903 SN - 978-1-83880-440-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-11-28 ER -