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Bioactive Compounds and Extracts from Traditional Herbs and Their Potential Anti-Inflammatory Health Effects

Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Food Science, Veterinary Faculty University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain
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Medicines 2018, 5(3), 76; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicines5030076
Received: 10 May 2018 / Revised: 9 July 2018 / Accepted: 11 July 2018 / Published: 16 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medicinal Plants and Foods)
The inflammatory processes associated with several chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease and cancer have been the focus of mechanistic studies of the pathogenicity of these diseases and of the use of different pharmacological and natural methods to prevent them. In this study we review the current evidence regarding the effectiveness of natural extracts from as-yet little-studied traditional botanical species in alleviating the inflammation process associated with several chronic diseases. Additionally, the intention is to expose the known pathways of action and the potential synergistic effects of the constituent compounds of the discussed extracts. It is noted that the here-studied extracts, which include black garlic rich in S-allylcystein, polyphenols from cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa), devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia), and blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum), and citrus fruit extracts rich in hesperidin, have similar or greater effects than other, more extensively studied extracts such as tea and cocoa. The combined use of all of these extracts can give rise to synergetic effects with greater biological relevance at lower doses. View Full-Text
Keywords: anti-inflammatory; medicinal plants; chronic diseases; Uncaria tomentosa; Harpagophytum procumbens; Myrciaria dubia; Ribes nigrum; hesperidin anti-inflammatory; medicinal plants; chronic diseases; Uncaria tomentosa; Harpagophytum procumbens; Myrciaria dubia; Ribes nigrum; hesperidin
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Serrano, A.; Ros, G.; Nieto, G. Bioactive Compounds and Extracts from Traditional Herbs and Their Potential Anti-Inflammatory Health Effects. Medicines 2018, 5, 76. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicines5030076

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Serrano A, Ros G, Nieto G. Bioactive Compounds and Extracts from Traditional Herbs and Their Potential Anti-Inflammatory Health Effects. Medicines. 2018; 5(3):76. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicines5030076

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Serrano, Antonio; Ros, Gaspar; Nieto, Gema. 2018. "Bioactive Compounds and Extracts from Traditional Herbs and Their Potential Anti-Inflammatory Health Effects" Medicines 5, no. 3: 76. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicines5030076

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