Next Article in Journal
Role of Clinical-Demographic Data in Survival Rates of Advanced Laryngeal Cancer
Previous Article in Journal
Can Conventional and Diffusion-Weighted MR Enterography Biomarkers Differentiate Inflammatory from Fibrotic Strictures in Crohn’s Disease?
Review

Natural Plant Extracts and Compounds for Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy

by 1,†, 2,†, 1, 3, 2,* and 1,2,4,5,*
1
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Advanced Convergence Technology and Science, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea
2
Department of Animal Biotechnology, Faculty of Biotechnology, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea
3
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Frontiers Science Center for Transformative Molecules, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
4
Bio-Health Materials Core-Facility Center, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea
5
Practical Translational Research Center, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
X.Z. and Y.-R.K. contributed equally.
Academic Editor: Emanuel Della-Torre
Medicina 2021, 57(3), 266; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57030266
Received: 14 February 2021 / Revised: 6 March 2021 / Accepted: 12 March 2021 / Published: 15 March 2021
Natural plant extracts and compounds (NPECs), which originate from herbs or plants, have been used in the clinical treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for many years. Over the years, many scientists have carried out a series of studies on the treatment of RA by NPEC. They found a high quantity of active NPECs with broad application prospects. In view of various complex functions of these NPECs, exploring their potential as medicines for RA treatment will be beneficial for RA patients. Thus, to help advance the development of high-quality NPECs for RA, we herein aimed to review the research progress of NPECs in the treatment of RA in recent years. Our findings showed that, from the pharmacological perspective, natural plant extracts or mixed herbal compounds effectively regulate the immune system to alleviate RA by inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokines. Further, individualized medication can be applied according to each patient’s physical condition. However, the pathogenesis of RA and its immune mechanism has not been fully understood and requires further studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: natural plant; rheumatoid arthritis; therapy natural plant; rheumatoid arthritis; therapy
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhao, X.; Kim, Y.-R.; Min, Y.; Zhao, Y.; Do, K.; Son, Y.-O. Natural Plant Extracts and Compounds for Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy. Medicina 2021, 57, 266. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57030266

AMA Style

Zhao X, Kim Y-R, Min Y, Zhao Y, Do K, Son Y-O. Natural Plant Extracts and Compounds for Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy. Medicina. 2021; 57(3):266. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57030266

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhao, Xiangyu, Young-Rok Kim, Yunhui Min, Yaping Zhao, Kyoungtag Do, and Young-Ok Son. 2021. "Natural Plant Extracts and Compounds for Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy" Medicina 57, no. 3: 266. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57030266

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop