gum acacia control
Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:16 AM
i am trying to see the therapeutic effect of withania somnifera (ashwagandha) in an inflammatory disorder and for that i am making a suspension of ashwagandha root powder in 2% gum acacia..is it mandatory to include the group given gum acacia only? to check weather gum acacia is causing the antiinflammatory effect...
Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:16 PM
Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:15 AM
It is an appropriate control to include a gum-acacia only group of patients. Ideally your would do this as a double-blind test so that both you and the patient don't know which treatment they are getting... this is so that you don't bias the results by looking for a response in the "treatment" group.
Posted 15 March 2010 - 04:06 PM