Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Hepatoprotective Potential of Herbal Medicine


Publishing date
09 Jan 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Aug 2014

1Georgia Regents University, Augusta, USA

2The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, India

3University of Western Sydney, Richmond, Australia


Hepatoprotective Potential of Herbal Medicine

Description

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

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 536564
  • - Editorial

Hepatoprotective Potential of Herbal Medicine

Ravirajsinh Jadeja | Ranjitsinh V. Devkar | Srinivas Nammi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 603529
  • - Research Article

Silymarin Accelerates Liver Regeneration after Partial Hepatectomy

Jia-Ping Wu | Chin-Chuan Tsai | ... | Chih-Yang Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 613182
  • - Research Article

A Complex Multiherbal Regimen Based on Ayurveda Medicine for the Management of Hepatic Cirrhosis Complicated by Ascites: Nonrandomized, Uncontrolled, Single Group, Open-Label Observational Clinical Study

Manish V. Patel | Kalapi B. Patel | ... | Christian S. Kessler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 492470
  • - Research Article

Network Pharmacology-Based Antioxidant Effect Study of Zhi-Zi-Da-Huang Decoction for Alcoholic Liver Disease

Li An | Fang Feng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 432650
  • - Research Article

Lipid Lowering Effect of Punica granatum L. Peel in High Lipid Diet Fed Male Rats

Alireza Sadeghipour | Maryam Eidi | ... | Ali Anissian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 787153
  • - Research Article

Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze Extract Ameliorates Chronic Ethanol-Induced Hepatotoxicity in Albino Rats

Poonam Lodhi | Neeraj Tandan | ... | Monu Kumar
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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