Role of Herbal Medicines in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2023,17,35,xx-xx.
Published:September 2023
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Sachin Bisyan*, Gajender Saini

Kurukshetra University, Haryana, INDIA.


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a prevalent kind of systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease characterised by painful, swollen joints and can significantly reduce quality of life and physical function. The key to effective treatment is early diagnosis, especially in patients who have known risk factors for negative outcomes, such as high disease activity, the presence of autoantibodies, and early joint injury. Patients with RA are more likely than the general population to develop major infections, respiratory conditions, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and death. The major goal of RA treatment is to reduce or stop the progression of the disease while also eradicating its symptoms. Currently, a wide variety of medications are used to treat this condition, including glucocorticoids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). There is an urgent need for alternate choices for treating arthritis because long-term use of these medicines has numerous negative effects. In India, herbal medicine has been utilised for a long time to treat a variety of ailments. A number of advancements in clinical research with well-planned clinical trials have paved the path for the inclusion of herbs in arthritis treatment. The review gives a thorough account of arthritis, its diagnosis, and the role that herbal remedies play in its therapy.

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S. Bisyan and Saini, G. , Role of Herbal Medicines in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pharmacognosy Reviews, vol. 17, no. 35, p. xx-xx, 2023.