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ACE Report #11823
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Supplementation with Boswellia serrata extract versus placebo for knee osteoarthritis treatment


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A pilot, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a novel Boswellia serrata extract in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee

Phytother Res. 2019 May;33(5):1457-1468. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6338

Contributing Authors: M Majeed S Majeed NK Narayanan K Nagabhushanam

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Synopsis

48 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to daily oral supplementation with either Boswellia serrata extract or placebo. Patients were followed over 4 months of treatment for outcome related to pain and function. After 4 months, results demonstrated significantly greater improvement in the BSE group for the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index, visual analog p...

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