Evaluation of acute and chronic treatments with Harpagophytum procumbens on Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats.

@article{Andersen2004EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of acute and chronic treatments with Harpagophytum procumbens on Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats.},
  author={M{\^o}nica Levy Andersen and Eduardo Henrique Rosa Santos and Maria de Lourdes V Seabra and Ana A B da Silva and Sergio Brasil Tufik},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={91 2-3},
  pages={325-30}
}
The extract of Harpagophytum procumbens, widely utilized in Europe and, more recently, in other countries, is traditionally indicated to treat inflammatory processes. Harpagophytum procumbens acts by way of interleukins and leukocyte migration to the painful and inflamed joint area. Chemically, its secondary tuberous roots contains iridoid glycosides, harpagogide, procumbide, and harpagoside, as the active principle. The purpose of the present study was evaluate the therapeutic potential as… CONTINUE READING