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    Stroke

    (Cerebrovascular Accident)
    (CVA)
    (Apoplexy)


    Contents:

    Definition | Causes
    Herbs | Recommendations | Cautions | Bibliography

    Definition

    Sudden loss of consciousness followed by paralysis caused by hemorrhage into the brain, formation of an embolus or thrombus, that occludes an artery, or rupture of an extracerebral artery causing subarachnoid hemorrhage.
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    Causes

    Onset is acute. Unconsciousness. Labored breathing due to paralysis of portion of the soft palate; expiration puffs out the cheeks and mouth. Pupils sometimes unequal, the larger one being on the side of the hemorrhage. Paralysis usually involves one side of the body, with eyeballs turned away from the affected side, skin covered with clay sweat, surface temperature of the skin is often subnormal; speech disturbances. Onset more gradual if caused by a thrombosis.
    Prognosis depends upon symptoms. Often poor outcome leading to death.
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    Herbs
    • Catnip
    • Coccus Cacti
    • Cohosh, black
    • Cohosh, blue
    • Cornflower
    • Fennel
    • Ginseng
    • Goldenseal
    • Hyssop
    • Lavender
    • Locust, honey
    • Myrrh
    • Masterwort
    • Ragweed, common
    • St. John’s wort
    • Skullcap
    • Vervain

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    Recommendations

    Obtain professional medical attention immediately. Death may result if assistance is delayed.
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    Cautions

    Obtain professional medical attention immediately. Death may result if assistance is delayed.
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    Bibliography

    Buy It! Back to Eden, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

    Buy It!The Magic of Herbs, by David Conway, published by Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, England. (Out of print)

    Buy It! The Nature Doctor: A Manual of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, by Dr. H.C.A. Vogel; Keats Publishing, Inc., 27 Pine Street (Box 876) New Canaan, CT. 06840-0876. Copyright Verlag A. Vogel, Teufen (AR) Switzerland 1952, 1991

    Buy It! Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

    Buy It! Planetary Herbology, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

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