Current status of natural products for the treatment of liver disease-A review
AbstractLiver disease, also known as hepatic disease is any condition that may cause disturbance of liver function and causes illness. The liver is responsible for many vital functions within the body and should it become diseased or injured, the loss of those functions can cause significant damage to the body. Natural products which are derived from plant extracts, herbs, animals, marine and microbes are used traditionally for treatment of liver ailments. More than 50% of the drugs on the market are still based on natural products. That means, natural products serve as lead structure, providing the idea for a new drug. The present work constitutes a review of the literature on natural products from plants, marine and microbiological sources for the treatment of liver diseases. This work intends to aid researchers in the study of natural products useful in alleviating liver disorders.
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