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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2007 Sep;32(17):1800-3.

[Clinical study on a randomized, double-blind control of Shenwu gelatin capsule in treatment of mild cognitive impairment].

[Article in Chinese]

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Dongzhimen Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, China.



To evaluate the effectiveness of Shenwu gelatin capsule (compound Chinese ginseng and fleeceflower root etc) in the treatment on senile mild cognitive impairment.


166 patients meeting criteria for mild cognitive impairment were selected from patients in Dongzhimen Hospital and were randomly assigned into a treatment group (n = 83 cases), given 5 capsules of Shenwu gelatin capsule, and a positive control group (n = 83 cases) , given 2 capsules of aniracetam with 3 placebo capsules. All subjects took this medication 3 times a day for 3 months, double-blind and double-moulding control were used in this study. At a baseline and end (three months later), all subjects were assessed using a battery consisting of MMSE and clinical memory scale (CMS).


Both Shenwu gelatin capsule and aniracetam can remarkably increase the score of memory quotient (MQ), P < 0. 01. They have the similarly effectiveness, there are no statistical difference between the two groups in effectiveness of increasing memory scores.


Shenwu gelatin capsule has certain effects on mild cognitive impairment.

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