OSTEOARTHRITIS HERBAL FORMULA
This herbal formula is used to help those with osteoarthritis that show signs such as:
- Decrease in bone mass
- Weakness in joints
- Stiffness in joints and ROM
- Difficulty moving with pain
- Joint swelling
Description of formula according to traditional herbal medicine:
Rhizoma Drynariae: Treats symptoms such as loose teeth, soreness and weakness of the bones. Promotes mending of bones and relieves pain and swelling. Has an marked impact on the skeletal system. It has been shown to be beneficial in patients with bone fractures as it increases the adsorption of calcium into bones and long term to prevent osteoporosis.
Rhizoma Cibotii: Strengthens bones and sinews. Relieves pain and stiffness.
Radix Dipsaci: The literal name means “restore what is broken”. Invigorates blood circulation and strengthens tendons and bones. Osteoarthritis causes fractured bones, damage to the tendons, and blood stagnation in the channels and collaterals, resulting in redness, swelling and pain. Xu Duan invigorates blood, strengthens tendons and bones and alleviates pain. It promotes the growth of bones and flesh to aid in recovery. It is one of the most commonly use herbs in the trauma departments of hospitals in China for bone repair.
Herba Pyrolae: Strengthens tendons and bones. It treats low back pain and degeneration of the tendons and bones. It alleviates weakness and soreness of the joints.
Herba Taxilli: Strengthens sinews and bones. Treats soreness and weakness of the lower back and knees. It is essential in treating elderly patients with chronic lower back and knee weakness, soreness and pain. Other symptoms include tightness and weakness of the sinews and tendons. Joint pain. And in severe cases, atrophy of bones and tendons.
Cortex Acanthopanacis: Strengthens bones and tendons. It is especially useful for elderly patients with or without muscular atrophy.
Flos Sophorae: Anti-inflammatory for arthritis.
Radicis Angelicae Sinensis: Has anti rheumatic and blood invigorating effects to clear the channels and collaterals therefore enhancing the flexibility and integrity of the joints.
Rhizoma Corydalis: Activates blood circulation to relieve pain in all parts of the body.
Fructus Lycii: Has an excellent synergistic effect for treatment of bone fractures and soft tissue damages.
Semen Coicis: Eliminates dampness from the muscles to relieve pain. It is best for tightness and spasms of the tendons restricting flexibility, It also effectively treats muscle, joint and tendon pain.
Yacca root: Yacca has many uses in the traditional herbal formulas of many Native American tribes. It has been used to treat both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis a use for which research is providing validation. Also excellent for treating soft tissue inflammatory diseases.
White willow bark: Willow bark is a proven painkiller appropriate for arthritis and pain caused by inflammation. Unlike aspirin, the calculates in willow bark do not increase the risk of bleeding. They do not irritate the lining of the stomach. For theses reasons, willow bark is useful for people who have chronic joint pain but cannot take NSAIDs or COX-2 inhibitors. Willow bark continues to provide pain relief longer than aspirin.
Green Tea: Used in this formula to combine all the herbs together for infusion.
Recommended to drink 2-4 cups daily for 6 months to help build bone loss.
This formula is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose the above condition. The information given is strictly according to traditional herbal medicine and should be used and prescribed as an herbal supplement.