Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Pain and Inflammation: Update on Emerging Phytotherapy, Zootherapy, and Nutritional Therapies


Publishing date
11 Mar 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 Oct 2015

1University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

2Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA


Pain and Inflammation: Update on Emerging Phytotherapy, Zootherapy, and Nutritional Therapies

Description

Pain is the most common health challenge that drives patients to consult physicians. Pain and inflammation often accompany each other; hence the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the treatment of the two ailments. Despite the arrays of therapies available for the treatment of pain, it is still not tamed and the currently available drugs have their adverse effects. This is thus an impetus for further research on alternative therapies for treatment of the ailments. Some of the notable drugs (such as aspirin and morphine) for the treatment of pain were derived from plants. Hence the benefits of medicinal plants and animal products in the treatment of pain cannot be overemphasized. Therefore there is the necessity to continue to discover medicinal plants with analgesic potential especially those based on ethnopharmacological information.

Researchers are therefore invited to submit original research and review articles on plant extracts natural and animal products with potentials for treatment of pain and inflammation.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Evidence-based screening of plants and plants derived products for analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities
  • Evidence-based screening of animal derived or related products for analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities
  • Description of novel screening methods for previously screened active principles
  • Evidence-based screening of nutraceuticals with analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Investigation into the mechanism of action of medicinal plants used in the management of pain and medicinal plants
  • Evaluation of safety of medicinal plants with analgesic and anti-inflammatory potentials
  • Bioactivity guided studies of active ingredients with potential for analgesic and inflammatory drug discovery
  • Clinical trials of plants and animal derived products with respect to pain and inflammation

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2520371
  • - Editorial

Pain and Inflammation: Update on Emerging Phytotherapy, Zootherapy, and Nutritional Therapies

Bamidele V. Owoyele | Musa T. Yakubu | Roi Treister
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1230294
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Anti-Inflammatory Potential of the New Ganghwaljetongyeum on Adjuvant-Induced Inflammatory Arthritis in Rats

Wangin Kim | Sangbin Park | ... | Changsu Na
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5836879
  • - Research Article

Effects of Wutou Decoction on DNA Methylation and Histone Modifications in Rats with Collagen-Induced Arthritis

Ya-Fei Liu | Cai-Yu-Zhu Wen | ... | Sheng-Hao Tu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4098686
  • - Research Article

Biological Evaluation and Docking Analysis of Daturaolone as Potential Cyclooxygenase Inhibitor

Abdur Rauf | Francesco Maione | ... | Nicola Mascolo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4359394
  • - Research Article

Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Physalis Alkekengi var. franchetii and Its Main Constituents

Zunpeng Shu | Na Xing | ... | Haixue Kuang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7178105
  • - Research Article

Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Activities of Salvia fruticosa: An HPLC Determination of Phenolic Contents

Rima Boukhary | Karim Raafat | ... | Abdalla El-Lakany
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 140247
  • - Research Article

Topical Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Oil from Tropidurus hispidus (Spix, 1825)

Israel J. M. Santos | Gerlânia O. Leite | ... | Waltécio O. Almeida
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 425108
  • - Review Article

Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Treating Sciatica: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Zongshi Qin | Xiaoxu Liu | ... | Zhishun Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 129103
  • - Research Article

Protective Effect of Tetrandrine on Sodium Taurocholate-Induced Severe Acute Pancreatitis

Xian-lin Wu | Jie-xing Li | ... | Yu-hong Luo
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