Ganoderma lucidum: A promising anti-inflammatory medicinal plant

Ahmadi-Renani, S. and Fasihi-Ramandi, M. and Ahmadi, K. (2014) Ganoderma lucidum: A promising anti-inflammatory medicinal plant. Journal of HerbMed Pharmacology, 3.


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Inflammation is a complex process and part of the host immune defense against invading micro-organism or trauma. Over production of some pro-inflammatory mediators can lead to chronic diseases of the inflammatory origin. Medicinal Plants which are used as anti-inflammatory agents, mainly act affecting various stages of the process of inflammation. In general they can inhibit formation of a wide of mediators such as cytokines by immune cells to prevent the inflammatory reaction cascade from starting. The use of most of the medicinal plants in treatment of chronic disease of the inflammatory origin is based on clinical and pharmacological trials. Meanwhile, the use of most of them is based on their longstanding traditional use in folk medicine. In this review, we report some of anti-inflammatory effects of G. lucidum as an ancient Chinese herbal medicine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ganoderma lucidum Anti-inflammation Anti-inflammatory medicinal plant Immune-modulator
Subjects: QZ pathology-Neoplasms
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Herbmed Pharmacology
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Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2017 07:02
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2017 07:02

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