THE ROLE OF HERBAL COMPOUNDS IN THE TREATMENT OF CEREBRAL ISCHEMIAAbstract
Stroke is the sudden blockage or rupture of cerebral arteries that can lead to cerebral damage or clinical neurologic deficit. Generally, stroke is as ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemia caused by factors such as thrombosis, embolism, and systemic hypoperfusion. Stroke is one of the most important factors of mortality and disability worldwide. After a stroke, an increase of free radicals has the most important role in the breakdown of blood-brain and increase of cerebral edema. This study aimed to review the effect of compounds isolated from plants to reduce cerebral ischemia. Our review showed that natural compounds could exert a protective effect by reduction of oxidative stress and events related to it. We also suggest that consider special attention to natural product for the treatment of cerebral ischemia.
S. H. Hassanpour * and S. Z. Karami
Young Researchers and Elite Club, Yasooj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yasooj, Iran.
10 October 2017
12 November 2017
18 November 2017
01 March 2018