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Brain Attack; Carotid Endarterectomy; Cerebrovascular Disease 

Angelica polymorpha; Angelica sinensis; Chinese Angelica; Danggui; Tan Kue Bai Zhi; Tang-Kuei 

A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain stops. There are two different kinds of stroke. The most common is an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel or artery in the brain. The other, less common, is a hemorrhagic stroke, caused when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and spills blood into the surrounding tissue. Brain cells in the area begin to die, either because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function, or they are killed by the rupt...

Angelica sinensis is a herb from the family Apiaceae. Its root is commonly known as dong quai or danggui () and is widely used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat gynecological ailments, fatigue, mild anemia and high blood pressure. Dong quai has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and sedative effects. The plant's phytochemicals are comprised of coumarins, phytosterols, polysaccharides and flavonoids.


Stroke as related to Dong Quai