Dementia study to trial Chinese medicine

More than 200 Australians with dementia will be part of a new trial of a Chinese herbal medicine which researchers say has already shown encouraging results.

Sailuotong (SLT), a combination of ginseng, ginkgo and saffron, has been developed and tested by a team from Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and the National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University.