Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-DFP-00002979
Title: Asteraceae: A review of hepatoprotective plant principles
Category: Drugs from Plants
Section: Review Article
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    Liver disease is one of the major causes for morbidity and mortality, which affect humans of all ages from time immortal. Plants remain an important source of new drugs, new drug leads, and new chemical entities. Herbal plants such as Silybum marianum, Taraxacum officinale, and Spilanthes ciliate are belonged to Asteraceae family which have been utilized as medicines for thousands of years for the treatment of various liver diseases. To perform a literature review on hepatoprotective plant, principles belong to the family of Asteraceae or Compositae. Due to their effectiveness, herbal plants have been used in the treatment of liver diseases for a long time. A number of medicinal plants belonging to the family or Asteraceae exhibit antioxidants and hepatoprotective effects and are currently available in the market for the treatment of various hepatic ailments. Undoubtedly, these plant principles have been reported to work as antioxidants, scavenging free radicals, and stabilizing properties. Hence, the present review is aimed to discuss about various anti-hepatotoxic potentials of these medicinal plants that have been tested against various experimentally induced hepatotoxicity models. The aim is to perform a literature review on hepatoprotective plant principles belonging to the family of Asteraceae or Compositae.

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    M. A. Fysal Yousuf 1 , Ezhilarasan Devaraj 1 , Vivek Narayan2 *

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    1 Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Vivek Narayan, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

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    M. A. Fysal Yousuf 1 , Ezhilarasan Devaraj 1 , Vivek Narayan2 *

    Title:Asteraceae: A review of hepatoprotective plant principles
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (22-24)
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    Methodology:Antioxidants, Hepatoprotection, Liver
    Research Materials:Silybum marianum,Asteraceae,

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Antioxidants Asteraceae Compositae Hepatoprotection Liver Silybum marianum

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