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Herbal Solutions for Osteoarthritis

Explore the anti-inflammatory effects of herbal extracts.

Prof Lee discusses the prevalence of knee pain in Taiwan’s culture and the development of various ointments and patches to address osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis involves inflammation and degradation of cartilage, leading to pain and discomfort. Prof Lee explains the experimental approach, using cells to mimic synovial membrane cells and inducing inflammation to test herbal extracts’ anti-inflammatory effects.

Primary culture with interleukin one beta is employed to confirm inflammatory effects, while animal models are used to assess pain relief. The research aims to explore herbal drugs’ potential in treating osteoarthritis and improving overall health.

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Clinical Drug Development of Chinese Herbal Medicine

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