Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Edsel Cook
The extract of the Korean starwort (Aster koraiensis) was tested on diabetic rats for its purported ability to inhibit retinal vascular dysfunction associated with the disease. The new animal study showed that the herbal extract could protect the vulnerable blood vessels of the retinas from the degenerative effects of diabetes.
Researchers from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine conducted the experiment on Korean aster extract. They published their findings in the scientific journal BMC Complementary and Alternate Medicine.
The researchers suggest that Korean aster extract could be taken by patients with diabetic retinopathy in order to relieve the symptoms of the disorder.
The complete study can be found at this link.
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Kim J, Jo K, Kim C-S, Kim JS. ASTER KORAIENSIS EXTRACT PREVENTS DIABETES-INDUCED RETINAL VASCULAR DYSFUNCTION IN SPONTANEOUSLY DIABETIC TORII RATS. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017; 17:1, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-1998-3