From Chapter 4: Cox-2 Inhibitors: A Revolution in the Treatment of Inflammation
The term Cox-2 inhibitors describes compounds-both the natural versions and the synthetic-that inhibit an enzyme in the body called cyclooxygenase-2. Pharmaceutical firms have created two popular prescription versions of these drugs-Celebrex and Vioxx. These Cox-2 inhibitors are fast becoming two of the most prescribed pharmaceutical drugs on the market.
Interestingly, modern scientists for the pharmaceutical companies were not the first to discover Cox-2 inhibitors. Healers since the time of Hippocrates have known about the extraordinary healing powers of plants...