Joe Bowman, University of Illinois-Chicago, and College of Medicine

One of the fastest-growing fields of medical study is Parkinson’s disease research. The need for therapy grows in tandem with the number of persons affected by the disease. Many various possible remedies, including pharmacological and herbal therapies, are being tested by scientists all around the world. Cowhage is a plant that is being researched. Levodopa is a substance found in cowhage. Levodopa is a substance found in Parkinson’s disease medicines. Levodopa is converted to dopamine in the brain, which is a vital neurotransmitter that allows brain cells to connect with one another. Parkinson’s disease patients have low dopamine levels.