Abstract Title:

Effect of motherwort on blood hyperviscosity.

Abstract Source:

Am J Chin Med. 1989;17(1-2):65-70. PMID: 2589238

Abstract Author(s):

Q Z Zou, R G Bi, J M Li, J B Feng, A M Yu, H P Chan, M X Zhen

Abstract:

Excerpt: "The effect of motherwort (Leorunus Heterophyllus Sweet, MW) on blood hyperviscosity was investigated in 105 patients. The experimental and clinical study indicated that MW has a favorable clinical impact and an effective improvement of hemorheology. MW 10 ml (5g/ml) in 250 ml of 5% glucose was given intravenously daily for 15 days. 94.5% of cases showed improvements in the form of a decrease in blood viscosity and in fibrinogen volume and an increase in the deformability of Rbc, a shorting of the time of Rbc electrophoresis and an increase in antiplatelet aggregation."

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