Chinese herbal remedy as good as methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritis, study finds

A traditional Chinese herbal remedy used to relieve joint pain and inflammation works as well as methotrexate, a standard drug treatment that is frequently prescribed to control the symptoms of active rheumatoid arthritis, reveals research. Furthermore, combining the herbal remedy with methotrexate — the disease modifying drug (DMARD) most commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis — was more effective than treatment with methotrexate alone, the findings showed.

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