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Brain Stroke Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Brain Stroke
Medical Name
Brain Stroke
Hindi Name
Mastiska Aaghat
Brain Stroke Symptoms
Impaired Speech
Severe Headache
Paralysis of the Arm
Paralysis of the Leg
Paralysis of the Face
Blurred vision in one or both eyes

Brain Stroke Cured By

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Brain Stroke is a disorder of the Brain.
When the Brain cells die because of inadequate supply of oxygen, we call it a Stroke. The functions of the Brain become impaired after a Stroke.

Brain is a very important part of the Body. Like other body parts, it needs a continuous supply of oxygen rich blood. The blood also carries nutrients that are required by the brain tissues to function properly. But, in any case if the blood fails to reach the brain, the tissues begin to die. The death of the tissues in the Brain is termed as Stroke.
The Stroke may be associated with Atherosclerosis. In this the blood vessels are blocked due to deposition of plaque on their walls.
When a Stroke occurs due to the formation of a blood clot in the Brain, we call it an Ischemic stroke.
If a Stroke occurs due to a ruptured artery, we call it an hemorrhagic stroke.

Emergency ; Call a Doctor, if you experience,
Blurred Vision
Loss of Balance
Numbness in any body part

Causes of Brain Stroke
Old age
Poor Diet
Genetic Factors
Lack of Exercise
High Blood Pressure
Irregular Heart Beat
Stress and Depression
Formation of Blood clot

If not treated properly, it may cause
Memory loss
Deep vein thrombosis
Difficulty in talking

Note: Chain Smokers and women who take contraceptives are more prone to have Stroke.

Differential Diagnosis :
People are often get confused between the three terms that is Stroke, Cardiac arrest and Heart Attack. They all are associated with the Heart, but are different.

Heart attack: The main function of the Heart is to pump the Blood. It takes deoxygenated blood from the body parts and in return gives oxygen rich blood to the Body organs. Oxygen rich blood acts as a fuel. Some times the fatty matter starts depositing on the walls of the Arteries and over the time, they form plaque. As a result the Arteries will become narrower and get hardened. Due to this the Heart muscles will not get enough supply of Blood and causes Heart Attack.

Cardiac Arrest: It is associated with the electrical impulses that occurs in the Heart. The Heart muscles contract and relax to pump the blood. If some thing goes wrong with these electrical impulses, the Heart will not pump the Oxygen rich blood.

Stroke: It occurs in Brain but is a result of malfunctioning of the Heart. When the Heart fails to pump the oxygen rich blood to the Brain, it causes Brain stroke.

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Materia Medica for Brain Stroke

Brain Stroke General

Brain is a major part in the Body. It is responsible for the functions body performs. It takes signals in the form of odor, taste, pain, voice from various body organs, translates them and prepares a suitable response for them. Brain needs constant supply of oxygen for proper functioning. Blood flows in arteries and carries oxygen to the brain for its functioning. Stroke happens when the flow of blood in arteries is interrupted either by a blockage or by an artery burst. In the absence of oxygen, Brain cells start dying and the actions performed by that area are lost, resulting into loss of memory or loss of muscle control.
Stroke affects nearly 15 million people around the world. It claims six million deaths and approximately five million disabled lives in a year. Its severity can be imagined from a fact that Stroke is considered the third leading cause of death in women, and fifth in men.
Stroke can occur at any age, It may occur in children as well. It generally affects people with age 55 and above or a person having sedentary life style, smoking or alcoholic habits. It is also common in a person with High Blood pressure, High Cholesterol, Obesity and Diabetes. Stroke is preceded by certain specific warning signs. Identifying these and taking appropriate steps can help in reducing severity of Stroke. Its symptoms vary person to person, they may occur alone or in a combination. Its initial symptoms may occur on face, arms and speech. It causes weakness in face or facial paralysis, numbness in arms especially one sided, difficulty in speaking or understanding, vision problems like blurred or decreased vision in one or both eyes, Dizziness, Headache caused by unknown reason.
Stroke has several types. Some common forms of Stroke are given below.
Ischaemic Stroke: Arteries carry blood from heart to the brain. When supply of Blood gets halted either due to a blood clot or by a fatty material in the arteries, Ischaemic Stroke occurs. It is the most prevalent type of Stroke, It is alone responsible for 80 percent of Strokes.
Haemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding inside the Brain. Bleeding occurs due to rupturing of weakened blood vessels. Blood starts accumulating and creates pressure on the surrounding Brain tissues.
Transient ischaemic attack is commonly known as Mini-Stroke. It is caused by interruption of Blood supply to the Brain for a short time. Its symptoms are temporary and may last for a maximum of 24 hours. It is understood as a warning sign. If not treated, a major Stroke may occur in future.
Cervical Artery Dissection Stroke happens due to decrease in Blood supply to Brain as a result of torn artery in the neck.
Chances of encountering Stroke can be minimised by doing slight modification to the life style.
Exercise increases the Blood flow and consumption of oxygen by the Body. A moderate level Exercise of 30 minutes daily maybe beneficial.
Stop Cigarette smoking, it doubles the chances of Stroke occurrence.
Stroke affects people with High Blood pressure. Alcohol increases Blood pressure levels in the body, cutting down on the alcohol consumption means reducing the chances of Stroke occurrence.
Eat healthy fruits, vegetables and reduce the amount of Cholesterol to avoid Stroke.
Single Herb

Bromelain for Brain Stroke

Eat Bromelain capsules 2 times a day ( 500 mg ).

Garlic ( Lehsun ) for Brain Stroke

Eat Garlic capsules twice a day.
OR: Eat raw 3-4 Garlic cloves everyday.
Have tea made from the leaves of Hawthorn.
Prepare a cup of tea made from the leaves of Passion flower. Have a cup once a day.
Prepare an infusion of the bark of Viburnum Opulus. Have one cup once a day.

Ginkgo Biloba ( Balkuwari ) for Brain Stroke

Have two capsules of Ginkgo Biloba daily.

Gynura Segetum for Brain Strokes

Boil the leaves of Gynura Segetum for 10-15 minutes. Strain. Cool. Drink a cup two times a day.
Or: Chew the leaves of Gynura Segetum.
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21 Apr 2016
After a stroke what can I take to heal the brain and left fingers and hand and arm mainly the left fingers
Thanky you!
22 Apr 2016
Dear James Can you please tell us some more symptoms that you are facing. It will help us to recommend you an appropriate herb.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
03 May 2016
i had high blood pressure for about 5-6 years then i was having hard time breathing, my heart was only pumping 25%,i trained the martial arts for 40 years,my left arm is weak,my left fingers does not have the finer touch where i do not know i have something in my left hand or feel it is in my hand, i just started lifting weights, and i am taking chinese herbs from a chinese master in texas, kwanyin1953@att.net
03 May 2016
I had high blood pressure 5-6 years, I had a hard time breathing, my heart was only pumping 25%, trained the martial arts for 40 years, under a grand master from the temple in china, i don't have the strength in my left arm,and the feelings in my fingers that much,i can lift 25 I just started lifting weights, and I don't have the sensitivity in my left fingers have flexibly,but not the finer touch, like my right hand, and i am taking Chinese herbs for stroke,
03 May 2016
Dear James
Could you please tell us that what Chinese medicines are you taking?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Rashid ahmed ( India )
13 Jul 2016
Hi .my father aged 74yrs had stroke 11June 2013 since he is suffering from speech disorder like "he doesn't use and appropriate word" and forgets things even after reminding him several time ..
The stroke happened on left hemisphere and it was an cerebral infract with mild bleeding as he was a homeopathic doctor so we have some help from his practise therefore used arnica Mont for his initial stage of this disease ... Now he is under a homeopathic treatment which is of no use as his condition Hasn't improve much ..
13 Jul 2016
Dear Rashid
You have given the right medicine. Buy i suggest you not to give him the Homeopathy doses of same potency for long term. Homeopathy also have side effects.
Adarsh ( India )
28 Aug 2016
Ayurveda medicine also have side effects for epileptic and diabetic patients or not .
31 Aug 2016
Dear Adarsh
Have you heard that phrase " excess of every thing is bad". Herbs too have side effects. You can only take Rasayans for long periods.
Radhika ( Telangana )
05 Apr 2017
My brother had brain stroke n underwent brain surgery n he is in hospital at present
Will be be able to speak n walk later on
11 Apr 2017
Dear Radhika
You better consul a doctor for this.
USMAN SULEIMAN ( Nigeria/Avuja )
17 May 2017
Pls my father is just recovering from brain stroke his age 55,What do I do to enable him lift his right hand and make him gain his talking?
19 May 2017
Dear Usman Suleiman
Here is the remedy for your father.
Buy Rhus Tox 0/1 LM potencies from a Homeopathy shop. Give him one dose of 4 to 5 pilules once in the morning. Have one dose only do not repeat the dose.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Amber Ali
03 Aug 2017
I have had a stroke 10 months ago. Although I have feeling in my right arm and hand I can not hold anything or lift arm high. I am also on antigoagulants for heart problem
I am 24. Is there a herbal remedy that might help my hand function?
03 Aug 2017
Dear Amber Ali
What was the reason of Stroke? Was it injury or something else?
Please let us know we will recommend you accordingly.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
The Herbal Dictionary
10 Apr 2018
What Antigoagulants are you taking?
Sunita ( India/Maharashtra )
15 Mar 2018
i am 24 years. i have thypoid 2 years back because of that i have severe back headache alongwith high fever. doctor did mri test . small chronic ischemic foci in periventicular and subcortical region shown by MRI test. Doctor gave me medicine i relief temporarily by this medicine. But whenever I read books my severe back headache comes back with high fever. I suffered from this problem about 2 years but it is not curable completely. please suggest some herbs that cured my headache and fever completely.
03 Apr 2018
Dear Sunita
Buy 1 dose of Psorinum 10M from a Homeopathy shop. Take only 2 granules. No need to take more dose. Wait for 1 week to see your symptoms.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Oscar Garcia ( Los Angeles/California )
11 Oct 2018
What happened with brain aneurysm treatment webpage? I no longer could fight it?
Favour ( Nigeria )
17 Dec 2018
Please my mom is 60 she has stroke for past 5 months now she is diabetic and hypertensive for past 2 months she was admitted in a homeopathic hospital but has not regained her speech and walking please doctor what do I do
Femi Durowoju ( NE JERSEY )
29 Mar 2021

My dad had stoke for over 5-6 years now. He lost his ability to speak, he only makes sounds to respond. He also lost his ability to use his right hand and leg. But he's still functioning properly like he's able to still make very informed decisions. The only issue is that he's unable to talk, he cannot write nor type with his right hand.

What would you recommend for the improvement of his side of the brain that controls his speech ,right and left hand?

Thanks alot
Muhammed Umar
25 Apr 2021
Dear Femi, sorry for your dad travail, the herb that can work that magic is akarkarha( anacyclus pyrethrum), alpinia galangal and calamus root with a tinge of sensitive plant. he will be healed God's willing,
K Singh
11 Apr 2021
what will be helpful in stroke due to 80 percent blockage of carotid artery , my father got it who is 79 years old not much damage only some effect in left hand palm
Muhammed Umar
25 Apr 2021
Dear K Singh,
sorry for your dad travail, he needs anti-clotting herbs like garlic, cinnamon, alpinia galangal, anacyclus pyrethrum, fenugreek, all these dissolve plague that got stuck up in the arteries thereby boosting circulation, it is with these increased circulation that will speed nerve rejuvenation.
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