What is the effect of the scent of mint on Alzheimer’s patients?

A study has revealed that certain scents may play a role in treating or preventing Alzheimer‘s disease, as specific odors can trigger particular responses in the brain.

According to scientists, the cognitive ability of mice with Alzheimer‘s disease improved after they inhaled the chemical compound menthol.

The “sciencealert” website reported that scientists observed that inhaling menthol enhances the immune response in mice and improves cognitive abilities in animals generally, as noted in a series of practical tests.

The study showed an improvement in autoimmune diseases and cognitive abilities in both healthy mice and those with Alzheimer‘s disease.

Scientists suggest that some odors can trigger specific responses in the brain, leading to chemical reactions that affect memory and emotions.

Immunologist Noelia Casares states that “this study is an important step towards understanding the relationship between the immune system, the central nervous system, and smell.”

It is noteworthy that diseases related to the central nervous system, such as Alzheimer‘s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia, are often accompanied by a loss of smell.

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