Vol. 7, Issue 11 (2018)
Anti - inflammatory activity of medicinal plants native to Jammu and Kashmir: A review
Romana Rashid, Dr. Manik Sharma and Muzaffer Hussain Wani
Inflammation is part of the body's immune response. There can be four primary indicators of inflammation: pain, redness, heat or warmness and swelling. Plants have the ability to synthesize a wide verity of phytochemical compounds as secondary metabolites which shows anti-inflammatory activity. Herbal medicines are important remedies in therapeutics for treatment of various diseases in India. The traditional health care system of India is Ayurveda [Ayus – Life, Veda – Knowledge, meaning – science of life] and it is one of the oldest therapeutic systems. India, with its great biodiversity, has a tremendous potential and advantage in the emerging field of herbal medicines. Medicinal plants as a group comprise approximately 7500 species and include representatives of about 17,000 species of higher flowering plants Use of natural product in the developments of drugs used in contemporary medicine is unsurpassed even when synthetic chemistry has been developed beyond expectations. Unlike synthetic substances the natural drug dose not gives symptomatic relief rather it provide complete cure of many diseases. Due to these salient feature herbal drugs has been realized seriously using all around the world. These day plant and their parts are extremely using in the treatment of various diseases such as respiratory problems, gastro-intestinal disorder, cardiac disease metabolic disorder and aging related problem. In this overview the medicinal plants reported to have anti-inflammatory activity available in Jammu and Kashmir.
How to cite this article:
Romana Rashid, Dr. Manik Sharma, Muzaffer Hussain Wani. Anti - inflammatory activity of medicinal plants native to Jammu and Kashmir: A review. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(11):279-281.