Tag - rheumatoid arthritis

Dioscorea villosa

Wild Yam

Dioscorea villosa Part Used: Dried underground parts. Constituents: Steroidal saponins, based on diosgenin: dioscin, dioscorin, and others. Actions: Anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, hepatic, cholagogue, diaphoretic. Indications:...

Guaiacum

Guaiacum officinale Zygophyllaceae Names: Guaiac, Lignum vitae. Habitat: W. Indies, Florida and S. America. Collection: The resin of the woods exudes naturally and is often collected and used as such, otherwise the heart-wood itself is cut into...

Arava

The drugs regulators, those sentinels at the gate who ensure our safety from dangerous prescription drugs, can sometimes be slow to act. It is now 18 months since we predicted the imminent withdrawal of Arava (leflunomide),

Methotrexate

A woman is concerned about a client of hers who has been advised to take Methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis in his neck. From what she has heard, the side effects of this drug are frightening. Do any readers have experience with...

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