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Natural Remedies for RA


Can thunder god vine help my RA?

Expert:   Kenya Beard , ACNP-BC, Hunter College »

Thunder god vine seems straight out of a superhero movie, but it exists. Get the details on this controversial herbal remedy.

Transcript: Thunder god vine is a highly POISONOUS plant, but its root bulb contains several compounds with medicinally promising PROMISING properties. CELASTROL, a compound found in thunder god vine, can ease inflammation and autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. At this time, treatment with thunder god vine is still a challenge, as it is difficult to extract celastrol without CONTAMINATING it with the plant’s poisonous compounds, and there are side effects such as diarrhea, headache and nausea. More »

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