frankincenseNot many young people know and realize how painful and distressful can be joint aches related to arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, the older we get, the more chances we have to develop this terrible disease. A great deal of today’s scientists are being studying this health condition and looking for effective cures to relieve its symptoms and joint pains associated with arthritis. According to the findings of a group of experts working in Cardiff University, an old herbal remedy like frankincense can assist those who suffer from arthritis in alleviating the pains, aches and other symptoms of arthritis.

The research, leaded by ┬áProfessor Vic Duance and Dr Emma Blain, the experts from Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences and Dr Ahmed Ali of the Compton Group (Somalia), embraced studying the effects of frankincense extract known as one of the oldest and traditional African herbal remedies for arthritis on joint aches and pains of various severity. “The search for new ways of relieving the symptoms of inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis is a long and difficult one,” Dr. Emma Blain underlines. herbal remedies for arthritisFor the experiments, the scientists used Boswellia frereana, one of quite rare African species of frankincense tree that grows in Somalia and many regions of Central Africa.

The Cardiff scientists managed to achieve a great success in their search for obtaining the best and the most effective ways to combat rheumatoid arthritis pains with the help of this ancient natural remedy. According to the comments of Dr. Ali, their research and experiments ended up with determining the most effective way of receiving special chemical extractions. In other words, the study findings include a special and unique formula based on natural ingredients extracted from frankincense and working perfectly well for relieving joint pains related to arthritis and joint inflammations.

Having done this we are now able to further characterise the chemical entity and compare its success against other anti-inflammatory drugs used for treating the condition,” Dr Ali says. The findings of this very important study sponsored by the Severnside Alliance for Translational Research (SARTRE) in the framework of its famous and ongoing project the MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme, were recently presented to the general public in one of Cardiff University scientific editions. Read more about good old and effective herbal remedies for arthritis.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.


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