Anti-nociceptive activities of medicinal plants: A Review
Keywords:Anti-nociceptive, Medicinal plants, Anti-inflammatory, Efficacy, Literature review
Medicinal plants are traditionally used in worldwide as analgesic and for treatment of inflammatory disorders. In the present review, the antinociceptive effects of plants have been discussed. Medicinal plants are gaining popularity among population due to low cost and best efficacy. Pain is symptom of various illnesses and drugs that relive pain is a subject of pharmaceutical research. Objective of this article is to document the plants having anti-nociceptive activities. Material for this review was taken mostly from textbooks & electronic journal Up to date. To collect publication PubMed, google scholars and the Cochrane database of systematic reviews was used. Some other relevant references were collected from personal database of papers on antinociceptive. A total of 76 reports on plants have been found to report such activities. While 7 reports were explained in detail, 69 plants were mentioned having activities. This review will summarize medicinal plants or their constituents with analgesic-like activity from the chemical and pharmacological perspectives. The data show that these medicinal plants have potential to treat pain and may be helpful for therapeutic purposes.