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POTENT ULCER PROTECTIVE ACTION OF ANTIINFLAMMATORY HERBS: A SHORT REVIEW

Ramesh B. Nidavani*, Mahalakshmi AM, Mallappa Shalawadi

Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Abstract


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune, symmetrical polyarticular disease that affects primarily the diarthrodial joints, which is characterized by chronic inflammation of the synovial joints. The measure antirheumatic drugs used in the treatment of RA are nonsteroidal anti -inflamammtory drugs (NSAIDs) DMADs, biological agents and others The NSAIDs utilized in treatment of inflammation are one the most widely used classes of drugs throughout the world, but their undesirable side effects on gastric mucosa and cardiovascular system are well known. However, NSAIDs, despite their great number, their therapeutic efficacy seems to be hampered by the presence of a number of undesired and often serious side effects. Recently, there has been much interest in natural medicines derived from the traditional knowledge of plant pharmacological properties. Large number of medicinal plants and dietary nutrients has been shown to poses gastro-protective activity and anti -inflammatory activity. Present study highlighting comprehensive review on herbal drugs showing both anti inflammatory and potent gastro-protective effect.

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