Stroke is cerebrovascular disease caused by cessation of arterial blood flow to the brain. Approximately 80- 85% of strokes are ischemic strokes caused by arterial obstruction in the circulation of cerebellum. Cerebral hypoxia caused by ischemia of the brain gives result in alteration of cells morphology and cell death in which neuron cells become picnotics. This will later manifests in the form of neurological disability shown in the affected individuals resulting in the need to take long term medication. Citicoline is an effective drug for stroke based on research but has drawbacks in term of usage and high price which cause it to be less efficient in the community. The herbs cat root and Indian pennywort are alternative drugs for stroke therapy because of its neuroprotective effects. Combination dose of these two herbs are expected to provide a change in number of picnotic cells in rat’s brain.
: Ermono Superaya