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For centuries rheumatic diseases are global economic and social burden. Only in the last century modern conventional medicine has find a way to tackle these chronic inflammatory diseases, but even today many complementary and alternative therapeutic modalities are widely used. Th is article represents an overview of the most common used medicinal plants preparations in the treatment of rheumatic diseases. These plants (Salix alba, Coriandrum sativum, Mentha x piperita, Arnica montana, Zingiber officinale, Capsicum frutescens, Larix decidua, Pinus mugo, Urtica dioica, Juniperus communis,
Hypericum perforatum, Arctium lappa, Chamomilla recutita, Harpagophytum procumbens and Symphytum offi cinale) contain various chemical compounds (flavonoids, phenolic acids, essential oils, tannins, iridoids, alkaloids, phenolic heterosides,
vitamins, polysaccharides, coumarins etc.) that contribute to their antirheumatical activity.