PHYTOTHERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF ARTHRITIS: A REVIEWAbstract
As the conventional treatment is associated with large number of side effects, herbal treatment is gaining popularity particularly in the treatment of chronic disease like jaundice, vitiligo, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma etc. Herbal treatment has been identified as safe and effective in treating such disease. The aim of this study was to review systematically the evidences and effectiveness of herbs used in the treatment of different forms of arthritis and their anti‐inflammatory or anti‐arthritic properties have been evaluated clinically. A number of plants have been identified as anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic, but only few of them have evidence of clinical trial. We searched the following electronic database Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field Register; Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (CCTR); and MEDLINE for our study. The reviewed herbs appear relatively safe, further research is needed to examine their efficacy, safety and potential drug interactions.
Jyotsna Choubey*, Ashish Patel and M.K. Verma
Sub-DIC Bioinformatics, National Institute of Technology Raipur, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
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