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Table 1 Multi-target mechanisms underlying pharmacological effects of SLT components

From: Study protocol for a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled 12-week pilot phase II trial of Sailuotong (SLT) for cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment

Pharmacological effects relevant to MCI Ginseng Ginkgo Saffron
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-oxidant
Anti-apoptotic
Increasing cerebral blood flow    
Anti-platelet aggregation    
Antagonising amyloid-β accumulation   
Enhancement of cholinergic function   
Anti-depressant/anti-anxiety