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Inflammation and Herbal Therapy: A Review


Amrutha, K.V., Arun, K.V.

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Herbal medicine has become an item of global importance both medicinal and economical. Herbal medicine, also called phytomedicine, refers to using a plant’s seed, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Although usage of these herbal medicines has increased, their quality, safety, and efficiency are serious concerns in industrialized and developing countries. Plant play a vital role in curing various ailments of the man and herbal remedies are getting increasing patient compliance as they are devoid of typical side effects of allopathic medicines. The allopathic system of medicine includes two conventional line of the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, which comes along with certain side effects. Hence, turning to safe, effective and time tested ayurvedic herbal drug formulation would be a preferable option. So there is need to investigate such drugs and their effective formulation for the better patient acceptance. Considering these facts present review aims to develop herbal anti-inflammatory transdermal patches of a combination of Sida rhombifolia, Alpinia galanga, and Tamarindus indica. Inflammation has become the focus of global scientific research because of its implication in virtually all human and animal diseases. As a result of adverse effects such as gastric lesions caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), tolerance and dependence induced by opiates the use of these drugs as anti- inflammatory agents have not been successful in all cases. Therefore, new anti-inflammatory drugs lacking these side effects are being researched as alternatives to NSAIDs and opiates. Attention is being focused on the investigation of the efficacy of plant-based drugs used in the traditional medicine because they are cheap, have little side effects. Hence, in the present review emphasize to produce an outcome which creates an awareness of giving novel drug delivery systems for effective drug delivery for the treatment of inflammation.


Sida rhombifolia, Alpinia galanga, Tamarindus indica, Inflammation, Gastric lesions, NSAIDs

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Amrutha, K.V., Arun, K.V. (2017). Inflammation and Herbal Therapy: A Review. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 6(1), 176-185.

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