THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF PLANT DERIVED INGREDIENTS: AN ANALYTICAL REVIEWAbstract
Inflammation, a protective response, can be dangerous if left untreated. The current synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs available in the market are coupled with various side effects. Plant-derived products can serve as a better alternative being cheap, easily available and having very few side effects. A sizable number of plants having anti-inflammatory activity have been studied. The crude extract of the plant is easy to obtain but it is not possible to indicate the component responsible for a particular property of the extract as it is a mixture of various components. Therein lays the importance of isolating the active principles from the crude extract and studying their mechanism of action. The present study aspires to provide an insight into the current trend of treatment of inflammation using herbal remedies by highlighting the different active principles obtained from different parts of plants, their concentrations used in specific test systems alongside underlining their molecular mode of action.
Department of Zoology, A.P.C. Roy Government College, Himanchal Vihar, Matigara, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
25 April 2019
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