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Inflammopharmacology. 1999;7(1):63-8.

The anti-inflammatory properties of rose-hip.

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Department of Clinical Chemistry, Kolding Hospital, Holding, Denmark.

Abstract

The anti-inflammatory properties of rose-hip are described in this short report. Rose-hip extract reduced chemotaxis of peripheral blood neutrophils and monocytes of healthy subjects in vitro. Daily intake of rose-hip powder for four weeks by healthy volunteers and patients suffering from osteoarthritis, resulted in reduced serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and reduced chemotaxis of peripheral blood neutrophils. The results indicate that rose-hip possesses anti-inflammatory properties and might be used as a replacement or supplement for conventional drug therapies in patients with osteoarthritis.

PMID:
17657447
DOI:
10.1007/s10787-999-0026-8

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