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Il mio rimedio erboristico per l'artrite contiene erbe sicure?

We have known about herbal remedies for thousands of years. As such, we assume that most of them are safe. But, think again. The American College of Rheumatology states that many herbal remedies are not subject to the same quality control as prescription medications. The main concern about herbal remedies is their potential to interact with other drugs you may be taking concurrently. Let’s take a look at some herbs that have been approved by ACR and are supported by scientific evidence. Before you buy a herbal remedy, make sure it contains at least one of these herbs.

Rimedi naturali

  • Devil’s Claw: This is a South African traditional herb. Harpagoside, the active ingredient, reduces joint pain and inflammation. Gout sufferers can also reduce their levels of Uric Acid by taking the herb.
  • Cat’s Claw: Cat’s claw is made from the dried root barks a woody vine, which grows in the Amazon jungles of Peru. It is an anti-inflammatory compound that inhibits tumor growth factor alpha. Uncaria guainensis or Uncaria tomentosa is the best vines for this agent.
  • Boswellia, or Indian Frankinscence: This agent is made from the gum resin from the Boswellia plant that was grown in India. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
  • Avocado, Soybean, Unsaponifiables: A natural vegetable extract made from avocado and soybeans, it has been shown to slow down inflammation and slow down the breakdown cartilage.
  • Ginger: Ginger is a dried or fresh root from the ginger plant. It has analgesic as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Some blood thinner medications can interact with ginger.
  • Stinging Nettle is a derivative of the same plant and has been shown to have analgesic as well as anti-inflammatory properties. This herb can interact with blood thinners, diabetes medications, and heart medications.
  • Feverfew: This herb is mainly made from the leaves of the plant and has anti-inflammatory properties. However, some studies have shown that it is no more effective than placebo.
  • Willow Bark: Willow bark extract is often used as pain relief. However, a 2004 study in Journal of Rheumatology found that the bark had no significant effect on arthritis. Some products also contain Glucosamine or Chondroitin, which have been shown to be effective in arthritis.