An Introduction Of Analgesic And Anti Inflammatory

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction and Background Introduction Analgesic and anti-inflammatory are often used in the Philippines. They manage pain by altering other afferent input. Anti-inflammatory are used to mobilize the body’s defense and destroys microorganisms, so tissue repair can proceed. Inflammatory response lasts longer, and drugs are used to suppress the symptoms that cause inflammation. Plants have first been discovered throughout human history as a source of food and energy. The use of them as medicinal agents predates written human history. At present, plants are now rampant sources of various types of medicines and remedies, whether they are pharmaceutically manufactured or used naturally. The term “medicinal plants” are referred to as the plants themselves, while “plant medicines” are the pharmaceutical preparations prepared from those plants. (Kilham, C. and Helene, Z., 2012). Abelmoschus esculentus L., commonly known as “okra” or “ladies’ finger”, is a substantial vegetable common among Filipino homes. The pods of okra are usually gathered while they are green, tender and at immature stage. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for their fibrous fruits or “pods”. Background of the Study Abelmoschus esculentus Linn., Family Malvaceae, locally known as Okra (ladies’ fingers) is an annual herb that is widely cultivated for its edible green seed pods in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates. Okra is a
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