News of World Medicine

Herbal analogue of ibuprofen

In folk medicine Psychotria is used to relieve inflammation, heal wounds and reduce edema. Therefore, its effectiveness has attracted the attention of researchers. Polynesian scientists have studied the composition of this plant and found its healing properties. Rutin and nicotiflorin, contained in the plant, are capable of removing heavy metals from the body. They bind iron and provide for the chelation process. In this regard, Psychotria insularum properties will be beneficial in iron overload caused by blood transfusion. The scientists have also found that Psychotria insularum have an anti-inflammatory effect, which is comparable to ibuprofen. Source: