Molecular Mechanism of Inflammatory Signaling and Predominant Role of Saposhnikovia divaricata as Anti-inflammatory Potential

  • Khan, Salman (Natural Product Research Institute, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Yeong Shik (Natural Product Research Institute, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2013.06.06
  • Accepted : 2013.06.20
  • Published : 2013.06.30


Natural products have always been a pivotal source of new drug development. Dry roots of Saposhnikovia divaricata (Turcz.) Schischk. (Umbelliferae) is a perennial herb and is also known as Bang Pung in traditional medicine. Numerous in vitro and in vivo studies have revealed the diverse pharmacological effects of S. divaricata and its role in the treatment of various diseases. This herb has exhibited significant inhibitory effects against inflammation and associated disorders. The present study explored the ethnopharmacological applications and molecular mechanisms behind the anti-inflammatory effects of S. divaricata herb and a single compound blockade of multi-signaling inflammatory cascades. Taken together, this review provides insight into the potential role of S. divaricata against various inflammatory diseases.


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