Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Effects of Sophora japonica flowers (huaihua) on cerebral infarction
Sophora japonica contains both anti-haemorrhagic and anti-haemostatic substances. Sophora japonica reduces cerebral infarction partly as a result of its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities. Further study is required to determine the relationship between Sophora japonica-mediated reduction in cerebral infarction size and its effects on platelet aggregation and cardiovascular function (source: BioMed Central Chinese Medicine).