The compound is extracted using a special patented process after drying rose-hips
Last week scientists and doctors in Rome for the World Congress of Osteoarthritis heard the latest results from two studies exploring the anti-inflammatory effects of rose-hip
powder that claimed it could protect and potentially rebuild joint tissue.
have also hit the headlines as being helpful in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism.
Methods: In a double-blind placebo-controlled trial, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) according to ARA/ACR criteria were randomised to treatment with capsulatcd rose-hip
powder 5g daily or matching placebo for 6 months at two outpatient clinics in Berlin and Copenhagen.
Severely affected patients already being treated with conventional drugs experienced significant improvement after taking rose-hip
powder capsules for six months, a study showed.
You might like to know about a study of 94 patients from Denmark where rose-hip
powder helped the symptoms of oesteoarthritis of the knee and hip, but, sadly, not the hands.