Hepatoprotective Herbs – A Review

Mohamed Saleem, TS and Madhusudhana Chetty, C and Ramkanth, S and Rajan, V S T and Mahesh Kumar, K and Gauthaman, Karunakaran (2010) Hepatoprotective Herbs – A Review. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0975-7538

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Liver is a vital organ play a major role in metabolism and excretion of xenobiotics from the body. Liver injury or liver dysfunction is a major health problem that challenges not only health care professionals but also the phar-maceutical industry and drug regulatory agencies. Liver cell injury caused by various toxic chemicals (certain anti-biotic, chemotherapeutic agents, carbon tetrachloride (CCL4), thioacetamide (TAA) etc.), excessive alcohol con-sumption and microbes is well-studied. The available synthetic drugs to treat liver disorders in this condition also cause further damage to the liver. Hence, Herbal drugs have become increasingly popular and their use is wide-spread. Herbal medicines have been used in the treatment of liver diseases for a long time. A number of herbal preparations are available in the market. The present review is aimed at compiling data on promising phytochemi-cals from medicinal plants that have been tested in hepatotoxicity models using modern scientific system. Keywords: Herbal drugs, Liver Injury, Carbon tetrachloride (CCL4), Hepatotoxicity, Serum transaminases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmacy
Depositing User: GAUTHAMAN Karunakaran
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 08:27
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 08:27
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/551

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