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Nat Prod Res. 2016 Jun;30(12):1343-52. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2015.1062761. Epub 2015 Jul 29.

Medicinal plants with anti-inflammatory activities.

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a Department of Pharmacy , University of Naples, Federico II , Naples , Italy.
b Department of Pharmacy , Abdul Wali Khan University of Mardan , Mardan , Pakistan.


Medicinal plants have been the main remedy to treat various ailments for a long time and nowadays, many drugs have been developed from traditional medicine. This paper reviews some medicinal plants and their main constituents which possess anti-inflammatory activities useful for curing joint inflammation, inflammatory skin disorders, cardiovascular inflammation and other inflammatory diseases. Here, we provide a brief overview of quick and easy reading on the role of medicinal plants and their main constituents in these inflammatory diseases. We hope that this overview will shed some light on the function of these natural anti-inflammatory compounds and attract the interest of investigators aiming at the design of novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of various inflammatory conditions.


Inflammation; medicinal plants; natural compounds

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