About The Author

Christine Tara Peterson received her Ph.D. in Immunology & Microbiology from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine where she studied the structure and function of the murine gut microbiome in sub-therapeutic antibiotic-induced obesity. She is currently a Fellow at UCSD School of Medicine engaged in Clinical Trials using Ayurvedic medicines in immunosenescence and inflammaging and the therapeutic modulation of human microbiomes in the context of neurodegenerative disease and gut-related disorders.

Prebiotic Potential Of Medicinal Herbs Used As Nootropics And In Neurodegenerative Disease

Neurodegenerative disease is a rapidly rising global public health burden. Recent studies suggest that gut microbiota, microbially-produced metabolites, and gut dysbiosis may play a role in the initiation and/or progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, although additional studies are needed. In addition, the use of nootropics, which are drugs