Biologically Active Natural Products from Asia and Africa: A Selection of Topics

Biologically Active Natural Products from Asia and Africa: A Selection of Topics

Both Asia and Africa are home to many plants that can be used for the treatment of many diseases and their medicinal properties are gaining interest in western societies. Medicinal plants from Asia ...
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Design Development and Evaluation of Anti- Inflammatory Nanogel For The Treatment of Psoriasis

Pp. 57-66 (10)

A.A. Yelmate, P. Gundewar and R.S. Moon

Abstract

Psoriasis is an anti-inflammatory condition associated with painful, itchy skin and typical skin lesions. Usually, psoriasis is characterized by the appearance of thick, red, scaly patches on the skin and build-up of dead skin cells leading to painful inflammation in the joints. Due to the lack of possible cure and the disadvantages of allopathic medicines, there is a need to develop new formulations from natural products having antipsoriatic activity. Argemone Mexicana Linn. acts as an anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of psoriasis with no side effects as compared to synthetic drugs. Considering the anti-inflammatory activity, the attempt was made to develop a new herbal formulation for anti-inflammatory study. The developed formulations were subjected to physicochemical evaluation.

Keywords:

Argemone Mexicana Linn, Inflammation, Nanogel, Oedema, Psoriasis.

Affiliation:

School of Pharmacy, S.R.T.M. University, Nanded, Maharashtra, India.