Friday, July 12, 2013

Herbal stroke remedy no better than dummy pill

I've never tried herbal remedies, and here's another reason to be wary. Note the ingredients and cost in the Reuters Health article on how a herbal stroke remedy is no better than a dummy pill:
A Chinese herbal remedy marketed to improve stroke recovery failed to exceed the benefits of a placebo in a large, three-month clinical trial.
"There's no evidence of efficacy," said Dr. James Brorson, medical director of the University of Chicago Stroke Center, who was not involved in the study. ...
NeuroAiD is a blend of extracts from plants, leeches, beetles, scorpions and antelope horn. ...
It is currently not available through U.S.-based vendors, although consumers can buy it online. A three month regimen costs about $1,500.

1 comment:

J.L. Murphey said...

I actually use quite a bit of naturopathic remedies, but NeuroAid leaves a bad taste in my mouth. My momma always said, "If it sounds to good to be true, it probably isn't true.

Considering herbal products can have 300 chemical properties in one herb or root, it is dangerous to mix certain ones.