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Treatment of patients with arthrosis of hip or knee with an aqueous extract of Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens DC.)
The results suggest that this Devil's claw extract has a clinically beneficial effect in the treatment of arthrosis of the hip or knee. Expand
The active components and the pharmacological multi-target principle of STW 5 (Iberogast).
A review of the different chemical constituents contained in this fixed combination of nine herbal drug extracts and their dominant mechanisms of action shows that they correlate very well with the clinically relevant overall pharmacological profile of the multi-herbal drug combination. Expand
Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens): An Anti-Inflammatory Herb with Therapeutic Potential
Generally, the pharmacological properties of Devil’s Claw is supportive of its therapeutic potential, but more evidence from clinically relevant models, as well as at the cellular and molecular level, should be sought. Expand
Phytotherapy of chronic dermatitis and pruritus of dogs with a topical preparation containing tea tree oil (Bogaskin).
The tested study medication (Bogaskin) can be considered an alternative for uncomplicated and localised dermatitis in dogs and might allow reduction of other pharmaceutical products, perhaps even replace standard therapy. Expand
Willow bark extract (Salicis cortex) for gonarthrosis and coxarthrosis--results of a cohort study with a control group.
  • A. Beer, T. Wegener
  • Medicine
  • Phytomedicine : international journal of…
  • 1 November 2008
For treating mild or fairly severe cases of gonarthrosis and coxarthrosis the effect of willow bark extract is comparable to that of standard therapies, without the corresponding side effects having to be accepted. Expand
Proposals to enhance the quality of observational cohort studies.
Members of the "Clinical Trials of Herbal Medicinal Products" Working Party of the German Society for Phytotherapy have again addressed the issue of observational cohort studies to enhance the informative value and importance of this clinical research methodology. Expand
[Pharmacological properties and therapeutic profile of artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.)].
The results of several clinical investigations showed the efficacy and safety of artichoke extracts (Cynara scolymus L.) in the treatment of hepato-biliary dysfunction and digestive complaints, suchExpand
Assessment of genotoxicity of herbal medicinal products: application of the "bracketing and matrixing" concept using the example of Valerianae radix (valerian root).
Valerianae radix has no genotoxic potential, supporting its use in HMPs and its inclusion in the Community list, and the two guidelines on genotoxicity provide a practically applicable concept. Expand