INNOVATIVE: Bitters herbal medicine can help people with chronic pains, according to a new study published online.
The study by researchers at UC Davis, the University of California, San Francisco and the University, of Bristol in the United Kingdom found the herbal remedy was effective in relieving pain from a variety of ailments.
In a series of studies, the researchers used the product to treat chronic pain in people with cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, asthma, multiple myeloma, chronic fatigue syndrome and many others.
The patients in the study had a range of conditions ranging from cancer to chronic fatigue to cancer-related pain.
The studies showed the herb was effective and cost effective in treating pain and the other conditions.
The findings are published in the journal PLOS ONE.
The team used the herb to treat fibromyalgia, an ailment that affects the muscles and joints.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder of the body’s immune system.
It can lead to fatigue and loss of muscle strength and coordination.
Researchers say that, because the body produces a lot of pain-killers, fibromyalgias are often treated with prescription medications that have side effects, such as the painkiller ibuprofen and anti-inflammatories.
In addition, the body uses a variety and often dangerous medications, including antibiotics, that can cause side effects.
The researchers also tested the herbal medicine on chronic pain patients in a clinical trial at UC San Diego and the Mayo Clinic.
They found that patients who received the herbal product had significantly lower levels of painkillers in their blood, lower levels and less of side effects when compared to people who did not receive the medicine.
The treatment also reduced the risk of complications in chronic pain, such a stroke, kidney or blood clot, the team reports.
The results of the study are expected to be published in PLOS One in April.
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