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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Hepatoprotective phyto resources: Traditional knowledge to scholarly evidences

Author(s):
Pooja S and Vijaykumar B Narayanapur
Abstract:
Bioprospecting is defined as a systematic and organized search for useful products derived from bioresources including plants, microorganisms, animals, etc., that can be developed further for commercialization and overall benefits of the society. Hepatic dysfunction is a major health concern challenging health care professionals and scientists. It can be a life-threatening condition resulting in jaundice, hepatitis, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and over time resulting in cirrhosis. There are several phyto resources with hepatoprotective activity. The whole plant is medicinal, its powder boiled with water or milk is found effective for the treatment of jaundice. Its root along with butter milk and root powder along with black pepper is advised for fatty liver patients. The aqueous extract of Eclipta alba in human liver cancer cells at different concentrations (25, 50, 75 μg/ml) and the cell viability was analysed using SRB assay. The liver cancer cell inhibition property was found at very low concentration i.e., at 25 μg/ml maximum liver cells got damaged. Several traditional information documented against each phyto resources and scientific evidences has also been described. Hence it is advisable to focus on productive research by maximum exploitation of traditional knowledge and sustainable utilization of phyto resources for the benefit of the society.
Pages: 400-406  |  349 Views  176 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Pooja S and Vijaykumar B Narayanapur. Hepatoprotective phyto resources: Traditional knowledge to scholarly evidences. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 400-406.

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