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Xmas Trees: Arthritis Relief?

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posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 09:07 AM
This news does not surprise me. It is well know that many current drugs come from trees including aspirin! This discovery make help many who suffer from arthritis!

WebMD) A popular type of Christmas tree, the Scotch pine, may have a gift for people with arthritis. A chemical in its bark fights inflammation, which could ease arthritis pain.

Scotch pine bark's potential healing powers have been tapped before. A Scotch pine bark extract is concocted for traditional folk medicine and is still used as a dietary supplement in Europe, say the researchers.

Folk lore medicine had proven once again to be correct, perhaps researchers should spend more time and money looking at "home remedys" that have been used for centuries. Could be that this form of medicine is what is passed on from earlier more advanced civilizations.

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