Wogonin potentially has the ability to stop the pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis (OA). Harvard University has been studying flavonoids that just might have that ability. In 2011 Harvard submitted a patent application listing wogonin as a potential compound to treat OA.
According to the Harvard patent application, wogonin could have a dramatic effect on OA, which could improve the lives of many that currently suffer from OA.
According to the May Clinic – Osteoarthritis symptoms can usually be effectively managed, although the underlying process cannot be reversed. Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and other treatments may slow progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function
In May 2017 a research paper – ‘Wogonin, a plant-derived small molecule, exerts potent anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects through the activation of ROS/ERK/Nrf2 signaling pathways in human Osteoarthritis chondrocytes.’ – was published describing how wogonin could potentially have chondroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects. All associated with OA.
It appears that we are on the verge of a breakthrough with wogonin. It has been used for thousands of years in teas in Asia as a cure-all, but we are now just understanding its ability at a more cellular level.
Could wogonin stop the progression of OA? Could it reverse the effects of OA? More research needs to be completed. As I said before, it appears we are on the verge of a tremendous breakthrough.
What are the other potential benefits of wogonin?