Rheumatoid Arthritis, American Indians
Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: Patti
Posted on: September 30, 2009

What herbs did the American Indians use for Rheumatoid Arthritis? From what I read, the American Indian had an 8% rate of Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is much higher than most caucasians. Because I am 1/4 American Indian, perhaps their medicine would work better for me. Traditional Medicine has created more problems than they were supposed to solve.

The question regarding herbs for rheumatoid arthritis has been answered and you can find the results at the following link and typing in "rheumatoid arthritis" in the search engine. http://www.richters.com/show.cgi?page=QandA/QandA.html

However, the specific question regarding Native American Indian herbs has not been answered. Native plants such as black cohosh, barberry, skunk cabbage are a few. There is a wonderful database that can answer your question in more depth. Moerman’s ethnobotanical database is found at: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/

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