By the end of the study, 64 percent of those on borage seed oil showed improvement in joint tenderness and morning stiffness, compared to only 21 percent of those on placebo treatment.
There was a significant difference in the treatment outcome of the two patient groups in favour of borage seed oil.
General self-help tips
Engaging in regular exercise can also help to alleviate the symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
How? “Exercising regularly can help relieve stress, help keep your joints mobile, and strengthen the muscles supporting your joints,” explains the NHS.