Research indicates that Ashwagandha is a powerful anti-inflammatory. In fact, in animal studies Ashwagandha has been found to be more potent than hydrocortisone, reducing swelling and degenerative bone changes more than the steroid. In a clinical trial involving 77 RA (rheumatoid arthritis) patients who were given 3 grams of Ashwagandha orally three times a day with milk, over 75% experienced moderate to good improvement of symptoms. When combined with frankincense, turmeric, and a zinc complex, Ashwagandha helped to significantly reduced pain and disability for patients with osteoarthritis compared to the untreated control group in a randomized clinical trial.
F.Y.I. - If you have a sports injury, treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling and speed healing.Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery. For arthritis, injuries, or other diseases, you may need joint replacement surgery to remove the damaged joint and put in a new one.
Anyone with problems or health conditions related to any of these herbs or their actions should not use them. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician or NGE health practitioner before starting on any herb.