The anti-inflammatory properties of rose-hip
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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.
Key wordsrose-hip osteoarthritis anti-inflammatory chemotaxis CRP
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