HERBAL DRUG IS BETTER THAN ALLOPATHIC DRUG IN THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITISAbstract
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory and systemic autoimmune disease, affecting people predominantly between the ages of 20-60 years with an unpredictable course. About 1% of the world’s population is afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis and is two to three times more common in women than men. This is a long-lasting disease that can affect joints in any part of the body, most commonly the hands, wrists, and knees. The popularity of medicinal plants is increasing day by day due to the side effects of allopathic medicines. Herbal medicinal plants have been used as major sources of cure of human diseases since time immemorial. Today, one-fourth of the world population depends on traditional medicine, and 80% of the population relies on indigenous herbal medicinal plants. Even today most of the people live in different developing countries depend on the plant-derived medicines for the first line of primary health care because of least or no side effects.
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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