Vincaria extract (Uncaria tomentosa) is traditionally used in the treatment of joint inflammation. Vincaria is a plant that grows in the Amazon rainforest, as well as in other tropical areas of Mexico and Latin America.
This plant is traditionally used in Peru to alleviate rheumatic inflammatory phenomena, and also to protect the digestive system. Particularly rich in anti-oxidant substances (alkaloids), Vincaria extracts (Uncaria tomentosa) are of great interest to today's leading scientific research.
Recent research activity (clinical, in vitro, and in vivo studies) tends to confirm the beneficial properties of this plant, which has long been used to soothe joints. It is important to provide an adequate titration of active substances for the plant extracts, in order to obtain the expected joint benefits.
We use Vincaria in the composition of our food supplement Cartilamine Phyto.
Komal Mehta, Jayesh Gala, Surendra Bhasale, Sattayasheel Naik, Millind Modak, Harshad Thakur, Nivedita Deo and Mark JS Miller
Comparison of glucosamine sulfate and a polyherbal supplement for the relief of osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN25438351]
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007, 7:34 doi:10.1186/1472-6882-7-34
This article is available from: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/7/34
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