Inflammation plays an important role in maintaining the body’s homeostasis. It repairs the
damaged tissues of the body resulting from injury or infection. In addition, a diverse array of diseases
like hepatitis, arthritis and colitis has been reported and described to be associated with inflammatory
processes. Some autoimmune diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) emerge by the influence
of numerous genes in complex environmental situations belong to inflammation. The currently available
processes for curing inflammation and related disorders facilitate the use of non steroidal antiinflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs). Moreover, intolerable side effects are also associated with the consumption
of these medications. It is well known that phenolic compounds, largely present in vegetables
and fruits, serve as an integral part of normal human diet besides having great medicinal value. These
are considered to reflect a variety of anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used as an alternate natural
source for the prevention of chronic inflammatory disorders. This mini-review summarized the antiinflammatory
benefits of plants derived very prominent dietary polyphenolic compounds particularly,
Oleocanthal, Curcumin, Resveratrol and Quercetin.
Keywords: Curcumin, inflammation, oleocanthal, polyphenol, quercetin, resveratrol.
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