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Handbook of Research on Herbal Liver Protection
Hepatoprotective Plants

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ISBN 9781771889186
December 15, 2020 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
274 Pages

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Book Description

This important volume provides a comprehensive overview of hepatotoxicity and medicinal plants used for protecting the liver and curing liver toxicity and liver diseases. To date, there has been no extensive resource on the plants that are used in this capacity, both in traditional medicine and in modern medicine. This book, Handbook of Research on Herbal Liver Protection: Hepatoprotective Plants, fills that gap. It presents information on the medicinal plants used in traditional medicine (both codified and noncodified) and in ethnomedicine, including the plant parts used and methods of use and dosages. The phytochemicals extracted from medicinal plants, screened and used in modern medicine for liver protection and curing liver problems, are given in detail. The volume discusses the medicinal plants screened for hepatoprotection, and the methods of screening are given as well. Methods of assay for screening the medicinal plants are also presented.

Table of Contents

1. Liver, Its Activities, Functions, Problems, and Diseases  2. Hepatotoxicity and Hepatoprotective Assay  3. Hepatoprotective Plants  4. Phytoconstituents with Hepatoprotective Activity  5. Ethnomedicinal Plants for Hepatoprotection in India  6. Polyherbal Formulations

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T. Pullaiah, PhD, is a former Professor at the Department of Botany at Sri Krishnadevaraya University in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Maddi Ramaiah, PhD, is Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacognosy, Hindu College of Pharmacy, Amaravathi Road, Guntur, A.P., India.