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Generic: Alpinia
treats Osteoarthritis and Diuresis

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Altman RD, Marcussen KC. Effects of a ginger extract on knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum 2001;44(11):2531- 2538.

Ando S, Matsuda H, Morikawa T, et al. 1'S- 1'- Acetoxychavicol acetate as a new type inhibitor of interferon- beta production in lipopolysaccharide- activated mouse peritoneal macrophages. Bioorg Med Chem 2005;13(9):3289- 3294.

Arambewela LS, Arawwawala LD, Ratnasooriya WD. Antinociceptive activities of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Alpinia calcarata rhizomes in rats. J Ethnopharmacol 2004;95(2- 3):311- 316.

Bendjeddou D, Lalaoui K, Satta D. Immunostimulating activity of the hot water- soluble polysaccharide extracts of Anacyclus pyrethrum, Alpinia galanga and Citrullus colocynthis. J Ethnopharmacol 2003;88(2- 3):155- 160.

de Araujo PF, Coelho- de- Souza AN, Morais SM, et al. Antinociceptive effects of the essential oil of Alpinia zerumbet on mice. Phytomedicine 2005;12(6- 7):482- 486.

de Moura RS, Emiliano AF, de Carvalho LC, et al. Antihypertensive and endothelium- dependent vasodilator effects of Alpinia zerumbet, a medicinal plant. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 2005;46(3):288- 294.

Grzanna R, Phan P, Polotsky A, et al. Ginger extract inhibits beta- amyloid peptide- induced cytokine and chemokine expression in cultured THP- 1 monocytes. J Altern Complement Med 2004;10(6):1009- 1013.

Jantan I, Pisar M, Sirat HM, et al. Inhibitory effects of compounds from Zingiberaceae species on platelet activating factor receptor binding. Phytother Res 2004;18(12):1005- 1007.

Jantan I, Rafi IA, Jalil J. Platelet- activating factor (PAF) receptor- binding antagonist activity of Malaysian medicinal plants. Phytomedicine 2005;12(1- 2):88- 92.

Koo BS, Lee WC, Chang YC, et al. Protective effects of alpinae oxyphyllae fructus (Alpinia oxyphylla MIQ) water- extracts on neurons from ischemic damage and neuronal cell toxicity. Phytother Res 2004;18(2):142- 148.

Leal- Cardoso JH, Moreira MR, da Cruz GM, et al. Effects of essential oil of Alpinia zerumbet on the compound action potential of the rat sciatic nerve. Phytomedicine 2004;11(6):549- 553.

Matsuda H, Morikawa T, Managi H, et al. Antiallergic principles from Alpinia galanga: structural requirements of phenylpropanoids for inhibition of degranulation and release of TNF- alpha and IL- 4 in RBL- 2H3 cells. Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2003;13(19):3197- 3202.

Sawangjaroen N, Subhadhirasakul S, Phongpaichit S, et al. The in vitro anti- giardial activity of extracts from plants that are used for self- medication by AIDS patients in southern Thailand. Parasitol Res 2005;95(1):17- 21.

Wang YC, Huang TL. Screening of anti- Helicobacter pylori herbs deriving from Taiwanese folk medicinal plants. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 2005;43(2):295- 300.

Yu X, An L, Wang Y, et al. Neuroprotective effect of Alpinia oxyphylla Miq. fruits against glutamate- induced apoptosis in cortical neurons. Toxicol Lett 2003;144(2):205- 212.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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