Document Detail


Effectiveness of Nigella sativa Oil in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: A Placebo Controlled Study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22162258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The constituents of Nigella sativa modulate the immune system. The aim of the present work was to study the effectiveness of Nigella sativa oil in RA patients. Data from 40 female RA patients diagnosed according to the 2010 ACR/EULAR were analysed and discussed. The patients took two placebo (starch filled) capsules daily for 1 month. This was followed by a month of Nigella sativa oil capsules 500 mg twice/day. The disease activity score (DAS-28) significantly decreased after receiving the Nigella sativa capsules (4.55 ± 0.82) compared with before and after placebo (4.98 ± 0.79 and 4.99 ± 0.72, respectively) (p = 0.017). Similarly, the number of swollen joints and the duration of morning stiffness improved. A marked improvement in the disease activity was shown by both the ACR20 and EULAR response criteria in 42.5% and 30% of the patients, respectively, after intake of Nigella. Supplementation with Nigella sativa during DMARD therapy in RA may be considered an affordable potential adjuvant biological therapy. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Authors:
Tamer A Gheita; Sanaa A Kenawy
Related Documents :
2876528 - The role of clinical and biochemical criteria and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancre...
16118778 - Copper, zinc, and cu/zn ratio in carcinoma of the gallbladder.
1484208 - Sialographic changes related to clinical and pathologic findings in chronic obstructive...
1459348 - Gallbladder emptying in patients with primary achalasia.
15274098 - Relation of sweat chloride concentration to severity of lung disease in cystic fibrosis.
23147258 - Management of the patient with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt presenting with headache.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phytotherapy research : PTR     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1099-1573     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904486     Medline TA:  Phytother Res     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. gheitamer@hotmail.com.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Design of molecular catalysts for achievement of high turnover number in homogeneous hydrogenation.
Next Document:  A Microporous Metal-Organic Framework for Highly Selective Separation of Acetylene, Ethylene, and Et...