Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Most Common Disease of 50plus: The Clinical trials and Studies of Musculo-Skeletal disorders(MSDs) - Fibromyalgia Herbal Treatment - Capsicum frutescens (Cayenne)

Kyle J. Norton(Scholar, Master of Nutrients), all right reserved.
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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are  medical condition mostly caused by work related occupations and working environment, affecting patients’ muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves and developing over time. A community sample of 73 females and 32 males aged 85 and over underwent a standardised examination at home. Musculoskeletal pain was reported by 57% of those interviewed(1).

      Types of Musculo-Skeletal disorders in elder

1. Osteoarthritis
2. Gout
3. Rheumatoid Arthritis
4. Polymalagia Arthritis
5. Cervical myleopathy and spinal canal stenosis
6. Osteoporosis
7. Low back pain
8. Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia, according to the American College of Rheumatology 1990 Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia in the newly proposed criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia are 1) widespread pain in combination with 2) tenderness at 11 or more of the 18 specific tender point sites(a) as a result in responding to pressure.

                        The Treatment

C. In Herbal medicine perspective
In the survey of people of a total of 11,424 adults completed the survey in 2000-2001, according to the St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton,, over 23% of Canadian preferred the use of natural health products for treatment of Fibromyalgia(259) particular in female population in comparison to the male counterpart.
2. Capsicum frutescens (Cayenne)
Cayenne is also known as Cayenne Pepper, a red, hot chili pepper, belonging to Capsicum annuum, the family Solanaceae, native to sub-tropical and tropical regions. It has been used in traditional medicine to increases metabolism, enhance circulatory system and stomach and the intestinal tract, adjust blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, treat frostbite, muscles, arthritis, rheumatism, low back pain, strains, sprains, bruises and neuralgia, etc.The effective of Cayenne in reduced pain in patients with fibromyalgia, probably due to its anti inflammatory activity(264).
According to the Klinik für Rheumatologie, Topically applied capsaicin (CAS 404-86-4) may be used for treatment of chronic pain through induced the release of neurotransmitter in production of substance P and blockade of transport and de-novo synthesis of substance in patients with neuropathic pain or musculoskeletal disorders, with or without inflammatory components(265).

(264) Final report on the safety assessment of capsicum annuum extract, capsicum annuum fruit extract, capsicumannuum resin, capsicum annuum fruit powder, capsicum frutescens fruit, capsicum frutescens fruit extract,capsicum frutescens resin, and capsaicin. by[No authors listed](PubMed)
(265) Capsicum pain plaster in chronic non-specific low back pain by Keitel W1, Frerick H, Kuhn U, Schmidt U, Kuhlmann M, Bredehorst A.(PubMed)

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