Home | My Profile | Contact Us
Research Trends Products  |   order gateway  |   author gateway  |   editor gateway  
Register | Forgot Password

Author Resources
 Author Gateway
 Article submission guidelines

Editor Resources
 Editor/Referee Gateway

 Regional Subscription Agents/Distributors
Trends in Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology   Volumes    Volume 9 
Potential of medicinal herbs in the treatment of liver disorders
Chun Pong Chan, John W. Ho, Yuet Kin Leung
Pages: 269 - 272
Number of pages: 4
Trends in Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology
Volume 9 

Copyright © 2002 Research Trends. All rights reserved


Herbal medicine has been used as preventive agents and for treatment of liver disorders in different cultures for hundreds of years. Medicinal plants show antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer effects. In addition, herbal medicine is used in nutrient supplement for anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activity. Numerous in vitro and in vivo studies of herbal medicine have been reported on their beneficial effects. However, the mechanism of actions remains unclear. This review aims to give an overview on the hepato-protective effects of herbal medicine on liver functions. The report also covers the possible mode of actions of some of the herbal medicines. The common side effects of herbal medicine upon long-term use are discussed. Finally, the report sheds lights on the therapeutic benefits as an alternative medicine for treatment of liver disease and its potential use as a hepato-protective agent.

Buy this Article


Buy this article
Buy this volume
Subscribe to this title
Shopping Cart

Quick Links
Search Products
Browse in Alphabetical Order : Journals
Browse by Subject Classification : Journals

Ordering Information Ordering Information
Downloadable forms Downloadable Forms