Wednesday July 17, 2019

Drug-Free Compound can Ease Arthritis Pain

It has been found that rose-hip has the power to reduce the agony of osteoarthritis sufferers

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Drug-Free Compound can Ease Arthritis Pain
Drug-Free Compound can Ease Arthritis Pain. Pixabay

People suffering from arthritis can reduce pain by 90 percent with a drug-free compound derived from rose-hip, the fruit of the rose plant, new research indicates.

It has been found that rose-hip has the power to reduce the agony of osteoarthritis sufferers.

Human trials suggest a compound called GOPO, found in the rosa canina species of rose-hip, could provide a breakthrough for six million people whose lives are blighted by joint pain.

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Rose hip. Pixabay

Danish researchers found the specially cultivated compound reduced nagging joint pain in the hands of nine out of 10 of the trial participants when it was taken in supplement form, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Debilitating stiffness in finger and thumb joints can make tasks like opening jars, holding cutlery and tying shoelaces nearly impossible.

Also Read: How Chikungunya Virus Causes Arthritis Pain Decoded

The results of investigations carried out at Frederiksberg University in Copenhagen and published in the Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Disease, demonstrate that the extract could offer natural pain relief, showing that sufferers were a third less likely to use conventional painkillers after taking the supplement. (Bollywood Country)

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Why Turmeric is Crowned as ‘Queen of the Kitchen’?

Turmeric is called “kringhana” in Sanskrit which means 'germ killer’

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turmeric latte
Turmeric Latte is hot milk mixed with turmeric, coconut oil, maybe a bit of honey. Pixabay

BY MADHU ARORA

Turmeric has been proclaimed a superfood, a health booster and it is popping up on cafe menus recently as the “golden latte” or as “turmeric latte”. It is hot milk mixed with turmeric, coconut oil, maybe a bit of honey.

An essential ingredient in Indian cooking turmeric is crowned “the queen of the kitchen”. This bright orange-yellow rhizome powder is adored in India for its antiseptic and purifying properties. Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Hindu Council of Australia

Turmeric can help detoxify the liver, balance cholesterol levels, fight allergies, stimulate digestion, boost immunity, control diabetes and enhance complexion. For an abrasion, bruise or traumatic swelling, turmeric paste may be applied locally.

Turmeric is called “kringhana” in Sanskrit which means germ killer’. Its antiseptic properties also help to combat throat infections. Gargle with 1⁄2 tsp turmeric and 1⁄2 tsp sea salt in a glass of warm water, 2-3 times a day. In India turmeric is used in face masks and creams to counter skin infections, blemishes and burns. A great face mask can be made using – 1 Tbsp chick pea flour, 1⁄2 tsp turmeric powder, 1⁄2 tsp sandalwood powder, 1 tsp rose water and 1 Tbsp yogurt or water. Make a paste of these ingredients and apply to the face, neck and arms. Wash off after 10-15 minutes for clear, smoother and softer skin.

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