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Revista Cubana de Farmacia

Print version ISSN 0034-7515On-line version ISSN 1561-2988


REGALADO VELOZ, Ada Ivis  and  SANCHEZ PERERA, Luz María. Cuban plants with anti-inflammatory effects. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2015, vol.49, n.1, pp.156-164. ISSN 0034-7515.

The anti-inflammatory activity has aroused great scientific interest in the area of pharmacology, because many diseases in their progression go through inflammatory processes (rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, gout, asthma, dermatitis, neurodegenerative disorders, and various minor ailments), being the inflammatory diseases an important health problem due to the lack of effective and safe drugs for use in long periods. Science is currently working on the discovery of new alternatives of safer anti-inflammatory drugs and one of them is the use of medicinal plants, one of the oldest forms of treatment. This paper presented a literature review about plant species that grow in Cuba and have shown anti-inflammatory properties. For these purposes, the Medline database (Pubmed) as well as national journals were reviewed from 2000 up to the present, using keywords "inflammation" and "anti-inflammatory Cuban plants" or "anti-inflammatory activity" and "medicinal plants".

Keywords : inflammation; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory; medicinal plants.

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