Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Medicinal Herbs and Their Active Compounds for Fatty Liver Diseases


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1Daejeon University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

2Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

3University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4Anhui University of TCM, Hefei, China

5Universita Degli Studi Magna Graecia di Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy


Medicinal Herbs and Their Active Compounds for Fatty Liver Diseases

Description

Fatty liver disease (FLD), also commonly called fatty liver or hepatic steatosis, is a condition of the excessive accumulation of lipid in hepatocytes. The prevalence of FLD in the general population ranges from 10% to 24% in various countries, and FLD is the common cause of abnormal liver function tests in developed countries. By considering the contribution by alcohol, fatty liver is generally classified as alcoholic steatosis (alcoholic FLD) or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

According to the changes of health-related circumstance, likely decreased carrier of hepatic viruses, and increased population with obesity, FLD has become a major cause of chronic liver diseases including steatohepatitis (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, NASH, and alcoholic steatotic hepatitis, ASH), liver fibrosis, and cirrhosis worldwide. FLD has a complex pathology involving the imbalance between lipogenesis and lipolysis, followed by inflammatory response. FLD is thought to be prevalent; however, no typical treatment exists, and then medicinal herbs-derived remedies are expected as potential therapeutics.

We invite investigators to contribute original research as well as review articles for FLD focused on potential of the medicinal herbs against the disorders. We are particularly interested in articles that evaluate the clinical or animal-based evidences for the effectiveness of traditional herbs and their compounds.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Animal studies for the effectiveness of medicinal herbs and their compounds against fatty liver including nonalcoholic (NASH) or alcoholic steatotic hepatitis (ASH)
  • Clinical studies for the effectiveness of medicinal herbs and their compounds against fatty liver including nonalcoholic (NASH) or alcoholic steatotic hepatitis (ASH)
  • Mechanical studies for FLD and herb-derived therapeutics using animal or cell models
  • Review articles related to FLD, for example, epidemiology and herb-derived treatments

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3612478
  • - Editorial

Medicinal Herbs and Their Active Compounds for Fatty Liver Diseases

Chang Gue Son | Zhang Wei | ... | Elzbieta Janda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2945803
  • - Research Article

Dahuang Zexie Decoction Protects against High-Fat Diet-Induced NAFLD by Modulating Gut Microbiota-Mediated Toll-Like Receptor 4 Signaling Activation and Loss of Intestinal Barrier

Jing Fang | Xiaoqi Sun | ... | Min Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4390636
  • - Research Article

Artemisia iwayomogi plus Curcuma longa Synergistically Ameliorates Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in HepG2 Cells

Hyeong-Geug Kim | Sung-Bae Lee | ... | Chang-Gue Son
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9058956
  • - Research Article

Euphorbia kansui Attenuates Insulin Resistance in Obese Human Subjects and High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice

Seung-Wook Lee | Hyun-Young Na | ... | Byung-Cheol Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4658543
  • - Research Article

Effect of Seyoeum on Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease of High-Fat Diet-Fed C57BL/6 Mice

Hyun-Young Na | Mi Hyeon Seol | ... | Byung-Cheol Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6178358
  • - Research Article

Yinchen Linggui Zhugan Decoction Ameliorates Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Rats by Regulating the Nrf2/ARE Signaling Pathway

Yi Guo | Jun-xiang Li | ... | Hai-xiao Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9208314
  • - Research Article

Extracts of Salvia-Nelumbinis Naturalis Ameliorate Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis via Inhibiting Gut-Derived Endotoxin Mediated TLR4/NF-κB Activation

Xiangbing Shu | Miao Wang | ... | Li Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7282653
  • - Research Article

Hesperidin Protects against Acute Alcoholic Injury through Improving Lipid Metabolism and Cell Damage in Zebrafish Larvae

Zhenting Zhou | Weichao Zhong | ... | Zhiping Lv
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