Lichens as a source of chemical compounds with anti-inflammatory activity

Elżbieta Studzińska-Sroka, Adrianna Dubino
2018 Herba Polonica  
Symptoms of inflammation accompany a number of diseases. In order to mitigate them, folk medicine has used a variety of medicinal substances, including herbs and mushrooms. Lichens are less known organisms, containing specific secondary metabolites with interesting biological properties. One of their biological actions is the anti-inflammatory activity that has been confirmed by in vitro and animal studies. It has been proven that compounds and extracts from lichens inhibit the enzymes involved
more » ... he enzymes involved in the inflammatory process. The following paper is a review of research on the little-known anti-inflammatory properties of lichens.
doi:10.2478/hepo-2018-0005 fatcat:aswvcy6xanbnvkhb4garxfkude