A new study has found that an extract taken from the root of Siberian rose called Garden Peony helps ease the pain and swelling of arthritis.
The root is made up of alkaloids, glucosides, polysaccharides, saponins, organic acids and trace minerals.[quote]Peony extract has been proven to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling, to support healthy joint function and to keep joints flexible and comfortable in wide spread published pieces of medical research. [/quote]
The latest study, published in January 2014 in the Journal of Experimental Therapeutic Medicine, found that the Peony Root extract Paeoniflorin significantly improved the levels of the inflammatory cytokines, IL-1β and TNF-α, thereby inhibiting inflammation and bone erosion associated with arthritis.
Another double blind placebo multi-centre study conducted by Hui Medical University, Clinical Pharmacology Research Institute in China on more than 260 subjects with arthritis found that after four weeks, 77 percent of patients receiving the peony extract reported improvement of symptoms compared to the control group.[quote]Since 1982 there have been thirteen pieces of peer reviewed published research on the positive effects of Peony Root for the treatment of arthritis[/quote]