The effectiveness of tipi in the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis: a preliminary report

The effectiveness of tipi in the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis: a preliminary report

Author Ferraz, Marcos Bosi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pereira, Ronaldo Borges Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Andrade, Luiz Eduardo Coelho Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Atra, Edgard Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common painful inflammatory condition occurring mainly in the later half of life. Hipe and knee are the joints mostly affected. Petiveria alliacea (tipi) popularly known as an anti-rheumatic medicine, has been used by OA patients to relief pain. This one-week cross-over double-blind trial has preliminary evaluated the analgesic effect of tipi tea in 14 patients with hip and knee OA. Imperata exaltata (sape) was used as the Placebo tea. The pain assessments that were made at baseline and before the start of the second treatment period by treatment groups were comparable. While taking tipi or placebo tea patients experienced a statistically significant improvement in pain on motion and pain at night. The comparison between the improvements reported while on tipi and placebo tea, however, did not disclose any statistically significant difference. At the conclusion of the study 7 patients preferred tipi tea and 6 preferred placebo tea (NS). Two patients reported insomnia, one durign placebo treatment and the other during tipi treatment. In this preliminary report both teas succeeded in the aim of relieving pain.
Keywords osteoarthritis
Petiveria alliacea
Language English
Date 1991-01-01
Published in Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, v. 86, p. 241-243, 1991.
ISSN 0074-0276 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Extent 241-243
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1991GN58900054
SciELO ID S0074-02761991000600054 (statistics in SciELO)

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