February 8, 2016

Bovine Cartilage

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What other names is Bovine Cartilage known by?

Antitumor Angiogenesis Factor (anti-TAF), Bovine Tracheal Cartilage (BTC), Cartilage Trachéal de Bovins, Cartílago Bovino, Catrix, Catrix-S, Collagen Bovine, Collagène Bovin, Glycosaminoglycan Polysulphuric Acid Complex, Processed Bovine Cartilage, Psoriacin, Psoriacin-T, Rumalon.

What is Bovine Cartilage?

Bovine cartilage comes from cows (bovine). Cartilage is a substance in the body that provides structure support. People sometimes use cow (bovine) cartilage as medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Treating poison oak and poison ivy.
  • Treating acne.
  • Treating skin conditions such as psoriasis.
  • Treating hemorrhoids, rectal tears, and anal itching.
  • Treating osteoarthritis when given under the skin.
  • Treating rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Treating "dry socket" after tooth extraction.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Treating osteoarthritis when given in the muscle.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Ulcerative colitis, cancer, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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