Feverfew in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The feverfew herb was renowned as an herbal remedy since the time of Dioscorides-78 A.D. The herbal remedies made from the feverfew was used to treat headache, rheumatoid arthritis ,the development of menstrual irregularities, and all types of fevers in particular. The common name of the herb feverfew is a simple corruption of the name in Latin- febrifugia or the fever reducer. The herb is believed to benefit arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

Feverfew in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis  is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis happens when the body's own defense system doesn't work properly. It affects joints, bones, and organs--often the hands and feet. You may feel sick or tired, and you may have a fever. About 1% of the world's population is afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis, women three times more often than men.

Some laboratory tests show that Feverfew shows anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties,it can reduce the release of an inflammatory substance called serotonin from your blood cells and slow down your body’s production of histamine, which is a chemical transmitter. Both histamine and serotonin are important in how your immune system works, how your pain is transmitted and how you feel pain,feverfew can reduce inflammation, so it has been proposed as a potential treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
Feverfew is available in the form of extracts, capsules, and tablets made from dried feverfew. Recommended daily dose is 50-100 mg, though up to 250 mg of feverfew can be taken without causing side effects.

More information about the benefits of feverfew,please visit:http://www.feverfew-extract.com/En-Post/Feverfew-Benefits.html

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