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Inflammation is a pathological state characterized by redness, pain and swelling which is probably the result of leucocyte infiltration. Various agents such as Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID’s) have potent anti-inflammatory activity that are accompanied by various adverse effects like peptic ulceration, increase Na+ and water retention, raised transaminases, mental confusion, etc. Contrary to that the drugs obtained from plant source (herbal drug) have fewer side effects. The main objective of this review is to abridge the herbal plants used in inflammation and to seek their anti-inflammatory potential.


Inflammation Anti-inflammatory activity Herbal agents

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Praveen K Dixit, & Suchita Mittal. (2013). Anti-inflammatory agents of herbal origin: An overview . International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4(2), 295-302. Retrieved from