Abstract 30 V1 I2

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the connective tissues throughout the body, but especially around the joints. RA is the most common inflammatory arthritis and affects about one percent of the population. RA affects three times more women than men. This is a long lasting disease that can affect joints in any part of the body, most commonly the hands, wrists, and knees. Popularity of medicinal plants is increasing day by day due to side effects of allopathic medicines. The present review will become a beneficial tool for the mankind who totally depends upon the herbal medicines.

Key word: Anti-arthritic Activity, Anti-inflammatory Activity, Momordica charantia, Karela.