Scientific basis of botanical medicine as alternative remedies for rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Yang2013ScientificBO,
  title={Scientific basis of botanical medicine as alternative remedies for rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Cindy L. H. Yang and Terry Cho Tsun Or and Marco H-K Ho and Allan Sik Yin Lau},
  journal={Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          284-300
        }
}
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune inflammatory disorder that causes permanent disability and mortality to approximately 1 to 100 people in the world. Patients with RA not only suffer from pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of function in their joints, but also have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and lymphoma. Typically prescribed medications, including pain-relieving drugs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), and disease-modifying antirheumatic… CONTINUE READING
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