Review Article | Volume: 3, Issue: 4, April, 2013

Anti-Arthritic and Anti-Inflammatory Constituents from Medicinal Plants

Murugananthan G. Sudheer Kumar G. Sathya Chethan P. and Mohan S   

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Published:  Apr 27, 2013

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2013.3429

Inflammatory arthritis is a common problem observed in elderly people. Nearly one fifth of the world population suffers from this debilitating disease. Traditional medicines like Siddha, Ayurveda, Unani and Chinese medicines have mentioned few herbal drug remedies for arthritis but lack in providing scientific evidence of therapeutic benefits. However, past few decades showed great achievements in the herbal drug standardization due to the development in modern chromatographic techniques. Numbers of plants are studied extensively for their traditional claim with respect to the chemical constituents and extraction techniques. These anti-inflammatory drugs are commercialized as herbal medicines after standardizing the extracts from natural sources. In this article, we made an attempt to summarize the medicinal plants screened for arthritis with respect to the chemical constituents and therapeutic moieties.

Keyword:     Arthritis Inflammatory Herbs Extracts Constituen


Murugananthan G, Sudheer Kumar G, Sathya Chethan P, and Mohan S., Anti-Arthritic and Anti-Inflammatory Constituents from Medicinal Plants. J App Pharm Sci, 2013; 3 (04): 161-164.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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