Mini Stroke Warning Signs and Herbs to Use
by Daniel Harron
Mini stroke happens when a part of the brain sudden does not receive sufficient blood supply. This can be caused by a blood clot that formed somewhere else in the body or by a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. The technical term is a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
This condition last no longer than 24 hour and often, the area of the brain affected recovers fully. Often, it last only for several minutes. In the case of a full stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), the effects are much more noticeable and often the damage is permanent.Early Warning Signs
A mini stroke can be an early warning sign of a full stroke (CVA). Often, the mini stroke may be missed because it is not severe. Some warning signs include changes or lost in part of the vision, dizziness, difficult walking, severe headache, trouble speaking, confusion, sudden weakness in one side of the body. These symptoms show up suddenly and can be mild. Conventional Treatment
Since mini stroke is a warning sign of a full stroke, doctors will prescribe Aspirin or Plavix to thin the blood out (makes the platelet less sticky).Natural RemediesGarlic
is known to thin the blood out and can prevent blood clots. It is one of the best herbs to take for this condition.Ginkgo
can increase blood flow to the brain and can be helpful in treating the after effects of a stroke.Ginger
lowers your cholesterol levels and helps improve blood circulation.Turmeric
contains curcumin that can prevent blood clots from forming. It is a commonly used curry spice.Willow bark
has Aspirin-like properties and helps to thin the blood.Bilberry
contains chemicals called anthocyanidins that can help prevent blood clots and to maintain the quality of the blood vessels.
Caution: Always consult a doctor or seek emergency medical treatment if you suspect a stroke. Any warning signs of a stroke must be treated immediately.