Review Article of Journal of Herbal Medicine Research
Chinese Herbal Medicine and Stroke– a Short Review
Hainan Radio & TV University, Longhua 2nd Cross Rd, Longhua, Haikou, Hainan, China
Review method: Single-blind; Peer reviewer comments: 1.
Stroke is one of the primary cause of long- term disability. Although mounting studies focused on stroke research, currently, only available treatment for stroke is t-PA, with the limitation of a very narrow therapeutic window because of the risk of hemorrhage. So, new therapeutic methods for stoke are expected. Chinese herbal medicine has been used to treat stroke with a history of many centuries and is stilling wildly used in China. This review focuses on reporting the research progress of the Chinese herbal medicine including Acorus tatarinowii Schott, Borneol, Moschus and other herbal medicine in stroke. The Conclusion is Chinese herbal medicine including Acorus tatarinowii Schott, Borneol and Moschus could reduce stroke injury and help brain recovery after stroke. More studies in Chinese herbal medicine and stroke may help us to develop a useful treatment for stroke.
Keywords: Chinese herbal medicine, stroke, Acorus tatarinowii Schott, Borneol, Moschus