Category Archives: Arthritis

Flavonoids for Inflammation

Flavonoids are a group of secondary metabolites synthesised by all plants. They accumulate in plant tissues and when the plants are consumed by animals and humans, the flavonoids enter the gut. Here they are metabolised extensively and there is good … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Peppermint Essential Oils: Anti-Osteoarthritis Treatment?

Mentha piperita (peppermint) is a hybrid plant which is a cross between Mentha spicata (spearmint) and Mentha aquatica (watermint). Peppermint contains around 1.5 % essential oil with menthols as its main active ingredient. Peppermint has been evidenced to provide significant … Continue reading

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How About Taking A Placebo To Treat Joint Pain?

A number of supplements are available that are evidenced to benefit joint pain. These include anti-inflammatory compounds such as curcumin, ginger and glucosamine, as well as vitamin C and essential fatty acids. However, studies consistently show that tangible pain relief … Continue reading

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Cherries: Good For Gout

Gout is a form of periodic inflammatory arthritis that results from the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. Hyperuricaemia is associated with attacks of gout and drugs that decrease uric acid formation or increase its elimination are the … Continue reading

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Bromelain: Anti-inflammatory Compounds

Bromelain is a group of proteolytic (protein digesting) enzymes that are found in high concentrations in the pineapple (Ananas comosus). Bromelain is similar to the sulfhydryl proteases papain from papayas and ficin from figs. Bromelain can be obtained by eating … Continue reading

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