Homeopathic treatments are intended to support recovery from a stroke, rather than to treat an acute episode. If you suspect you may be having a stroke, seek emergency medical treatment immediately.

  1. Herbal Medicine for Stroke :
  2. Ginkgo Biloba - Ginkgo biloba is used both to prevent and treat stroke. It helps to prevent blood clots from developing and increases blood flow to the brain. This herb has also been shown to inhibit free-radical formation.
  3. Garlic - Garlic helps prevent ischemic stroke in three ways:
  4. Garlic reduces blood pressure
  5. Garlic lowers cholesterol levels
  6. Garlic is an anticoagulant.
  7. Ginger (Zingiber officinale). - Ginger is a cardiac tonic, as it decreases cholesterol and helps poor circulation. Ginger prevents blood from clotting excessively. In one Indian study, taking about two teaspoons of ginger a day for a week neutralized the blood-clotting effect of 100 grams of butter.
  8. Turmeric (Cucurma longa) - Many studies show that the compound curcumin, which is found in turmeric, helps prevent the formation of blood clots.
  9. Carrot - In a Harvard study of 87,245 female nurses, consumption of carrots (and to a lesser extent, spinach) significantly reduced stroke risk. Women who ate five servings of carrots a week suffered 68 percent fewer strokes than those who ate carrots less than twice a month.
  10. Pigweed (Amaranthus) - A six-year Harvard study of more than 40,000 health professionals showed that compared with those who consumed the least calcium, those who got the most had just one-third the risk of succumbing to heart attack.
  11. Spinach - Studies at Tufts University in Boston and the University of Alabama in Birmingham have demonstrated that folate can help prevent both heart disease and stroke.
  12. English pea (Pisum sativum), Scurfy pea (Psoralea corylifolia) - Nearly all legumes contain genistein, a cancer-preventive nutrient. In addition to guarding against cancer, genistein also appears to have a significant anti-clotting effect. So, it may also help prevent ischemic stroke and heart attack.
  13. Willow - Willow bark is herbal aspirin, and a low-dose aspirin has been shown in several studies to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke by about 18 percent.
  14. Pineapple - Pineapple contains an enzyme known as bromelain that is best known for its ability to break down proteins
  15. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) - Bilberries, blueberries and huckleberries contain compounds known as anthocyanidins. European studies show that these compounds help prevent blood clots and also break down plaque deposits lining the arteries.
  16. Evening primrose - Evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which has potent anti-clotting and blood pressure lowering actions. It is believed to be useful in the prevention of stroke and heart disease.
  17. Astragalus - Astragalus improves tissue oxygenation.
  18. Hawthorn - Hawthorn has been reported to prevent or slow the progression of arteriosclerosis.
  19. Green Tea - Green tea may act as one of the most potent free-radical scavengers to protect against the peroxidation of lipids, a contributing factor in atherosclerosis.
  20. Kava kava - Kava kava helps to protect the brain against oxygen deprivation.
  21. Pine-bark and Grape-seed Extract - Pine-bark and grape-seed extract are high in proanthocyanidins (also known as OPCs) that increase the structural strength of weakened blood vessels.