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Hepatoprotective Potential of Herbal Medicine

Call for Papers

Incidences of liver diseases are continuously on the rise, imposing higher mortality and morbidity worldwide. Viral hepatitis by HBV or HCV, alcoholic/nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, liver fibrosis or cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and drug-induced liver injury are major health concern claiming millions of life worldwide. Due to episodes of drug induced acute liver injury, pharmaceutical preparations have limited implication in treating various liver ailments. Various herbal medicines are being mentioned in the ancient literature such as Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicines, and Kempo medicine for treating liver diseases. Substantial amount of medicinal plants has been evaluated using preclinical and clinical studies and resulted in successful development of hepatoprotective medicine. Further studies are still required in this line for use of herbal medicine to treat liver diseases.

We invite investigators to submit original research and review articles on preclinical and clinical evaluation of efficacy of herbal medicine for treating various liver ailments. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical trials/reports on use of medicinal plants for treating liver ailments.
  • Experimental studies on herbal treatment of chemical/drug induced acute liver injury
  • Preclinical evaluations of herbal extracts/compounds in treating hepatitis or hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Herbal therapeutants in ameliorating experimental chronic liver injury and alcoholic/nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Safety evaluations of known hepatoprotective plant extracts
  • Vegetal metabolites as lead compounds in the treatment of liver injury
  • Comparison between herbal treatments and synthetic drugs in liver injury

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/hepa/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 22 August 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 14 November 2014
Publication DateFriday, 9 January 2015

Lead Guest Editor

  • Ravirajsinh Jadeja, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, USA

Guest Editors

  • Ranjitsinh Devkar, Division of Phytotherapeutics and Metabolic Endocrinology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat 390002, India
  • Srinivas Nammi, School of Science and Health and Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, University of Western Sydney, Richmond, NSW 2560, Australia