The use of herbs to treat disease more loved by the world community, including for the treatment of osteoarthritis or joint pain. But the use of herbs is often cause other complications.
Many people who have used herbal product to relieve joint pain. Joint pain can be a symptom caused by osteoarthritis. A comprehensive review of herbal products showed little evidence of the use of herbal medicines can relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a painful joint condition. Comprehensive study has been published in the latest issue of Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB).
Some new herbal products are promoted to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis, has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) under the Traditional Herbal Registrations scheme. However, according to DTB trial results for a number of herbal products is still unclear.
Medicinal herbs are used as vegetable extracts of traditional herbs such as, cat claw, ginger, rosehip, willow bark, nettleturmeric and vegetable extracts of avocado or soybean oil.
But DTB warns of research demonstrating the limitations and frequent design flaws such as differences in the chemistry of the same herb. In addition, the study conducted by the number of patients who are less and the short term.
According to the DTB, the use of willow bark can trigger symptoms of digestive and kidney problems. Some herbal medicines may also potentially aggravate the symptoms of other underlying conditions.
Cat’s claw should not be used during pregnancy, and willow bark is not recommended for those who suffer from asthma, peptic ulcers, or for people who suffer from blood clotting disorders.
Current clinical trial evidence suggests that the Rosehip and vegetable extracts of avocado or soy oil may work, but it seems to bring some unwanted side effects.
But it is still necessary data and more robust than the results of research. Because herbal products can also interfere with other medicines and prescription drugs.
“Herbal medicines can have a significant pharmacological actions, which can cause unwanted effects and have dangerous interactions with other drugs.’s Traditional herbal medicine has been widely used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis. However, herbal products on the market there is no special license to of osteoarthritis. Also, the efficacy and safety of these products generally are still being studied, “the researchers said
So it’s important that doctors routinely ask patients about consumption of herbal products osteoarthritis. So that harmful interactions of herbal products with prescription drugs or other drugs can be avoided.