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Natural Products in Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – A Review


Dangar, D.K., Tank, C.J., Jivani, R.R.

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Inflammatory bowel disease is an inflammatory chronic disease that affects the mucosa and submucosa of the colon and rectum. Various types of drug treatments are available such as aminosalicylates. Inflammatory bowel disease is a common disorder that affects thousands of individuals across worldwide. Accordingly, the main concern of the current article is to introduce a safe drug from natural products, to be used for the management of inflammatory bowel disease. A widespread search has been launched to identify new anti-ibd therapies from natural products. Herbs, medicinal plants, spices, vegetables and crude drug substances are considered to be a potential source to control various diseases including gastric ulcer and ulcerative colitis. Literature survey revealed large number of medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites with potential anti-ibd activities have been reported. Treatment with natural products produces promising results and fewer side effects. Our goal is to collect the published data in the recent years and reviews the natural products reported in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.


Inflammation, Ulcerative Colitis, Natural Plants

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Dangar, D. K., Tank, C. J., & Jivani, R. R. (2016). Natural Products in Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – A Review, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 5(1), 208-213.

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