Ayurvedic medicine offers a good alternative to glucosamine and celecoxib in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, controlled equivalence drug trial.

@article{Chopra2013AyurvedicMO,
  title={Ayurvedic medicine offers a good alternative to glucosamine and celecoxib in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, controlled equivalence drug trial.},
  author={Arvind Chopra and Manjit Saluja and Girish Tillu and Sanjeev Sarmukkaddam and Anuradha Venugopalan and Gumdal Narsimulu and Rohini Handa and Venil N. Sumantran and Ashwinikumar A. Raut and Lata S Bichile and Kalpana Joshi and Bhushan Patwardhan},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 8},
  pages={1408-17}
}
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate clinical equivalence between two standardized Ayurveda (India) formulations (SGCG and SGC), glucosamine and celecoxib (NSAID). METHODS Ayurvedic formulations (extracts of Tinospora cordifolia, Zingiber officinale, Emblica officinalis, Boswellia serrata), glucosamine sulphate (2 g daily) and celecoxib (200 mg daily) were evaluated in a randomized, double-blind, parallel-efficacy, four-arm, multicentre equivalence drug trial of 24 weeks duration. A total of 440 eligible… CONTINUE READING