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Can rosehip help treat pain?

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Some doctors think rosehip might be an alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Unlike NSAIDs, rosehip does not appear to thin the blood or cause stomach irritation and possible ulcers. More thorough research is needed, though.

Rosehip powder might help ease pain due to osteoarthritis. The supplement has been tested in many people with osteoarthritis in various areas.

A few studies show that rosehip may also help ease long-term back pain and RA. Studies on RA conflict.

From: Rosehip WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Andersson, U. , January 2011. American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

News release, 2008. National Standard web site.

Christensen, R. , April 11, 2008. Osteoarthritis Cartilage

Cohen, M. , July 2012. Australian Family Physician

Andersson, U. . May 2012. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

National Comprehensive Database web site: "Rosehip."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Andersson, U. , January 2011. American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

News release, 2008. National Standard web site.

Christensen, R. , April 11, 2008. Osteoarthritis Cartilage

Cohen, M. , July 2012. Australian Family Physician

Andersson, U. . May 2012. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

National Comprehensive Database web site: "Rosehip."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 30, 2019

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