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Drug-free compound can ease arthritis pain

London, People suffering from arthritis can reduce pain by 90 percent with a drug-free compound derived from rose-hip, the fruit of the rose plant, new research indicates.It has been found that rose-hip has the power
PTI February 22, 2014 18:43 IST
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London, People suffering from arthritis can reduce pain by 90 percent with a drug-free compound derived from rose-hip, the fruit of the rose plant, new research indicates.

It has been found that rose-hip has the power to reduce the agony of osteoarthritis sufferers.

Human trials suggest a compound called GOPO, found in the rosa canina species of rose-hip, could provide a breakthrough for six million people whose lives are blighted by joint pain.

Danish researchers found the specially cultivated compound reduced nagging joint pain in the hands of nine out of 10 of the trial participants when it was taken in supplement form, reports femalefirst.co.uk.