A REVIEW ON MEDICINAL PLANTS WITH ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI-ARTHRITIC ACTIVITY
P. Anjali, *R. Vimalavathini and S. Kavimani
Inflammation is a complex response of body’s tissue in response to noxious stimuli. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder affecting joints throughout the body. Currently available drugs such as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), disease modifying anti-rheumatoid drugs and biological agents provides only symptomatic relief and severe adverse effects. Herbs produce anti-arthritic action with fewer risks and improve the quality of life in patients with RA.
Keywords: Inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, herbs.
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