Perspectives of Indian Medicinal Plants in the Management of Liver Disorders

 

 

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgement

Introduction

 

1.         INTRODUCTION

            1.1    Liver Disorders Concept and Prevalence

            1.2    Current Management and Limitations

            1.3    Potential of Medicinal Plants in Liver Disorders

            1.4    Objectives of the Monograph                              

                     References

2          AN OVERVIEW OF BIOLOGY OF LIVER

            2.1    Gross Anatomy and Histology

            2.2    Functions and Biochemistry of Liver

                     References

3.         PERCEPTION OF LIVER DISORDERS

            3.1    Ayurvedic System

            3.2    Unani System

            3.3    Sidha System

            3.4    Allopathic System

                     References

4.         MANAGEMENT OF LIVER DISORDERS

            4.1    Ayurvedic System

            4.2    Unani System

            4.3    Allopathic System

                     References

5.         MEDICINAL PLANTS AND FORMULATIONS USED IN LIVER DISORDERS  

            5.1    Medicinal Plants Used in Ayurveda

            5.2    Classical Compound Formulations Containing Medicinal Plants

            5.3    Medicinal Plants Used in Unani

            5.4    Unani Compound Formulations Containing Medicinal Plants

            5.5    Common Unani Remedies Used in Liver Disorders

            5.6    Medicinal Plants Used in Sidha

            5.7    Selected Medicinal Plants Used in Folklore

                     References

6.         MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN LIVER DISORDERS AND INVESTIGATED WITH MODERN APPROACH

            6.1    Andrographis paniculata (Burm.) Wall. ex Nees

            6.2    Boerhavia diffusa Linn.

            6.3    Cichorium intybus Linn.

            6.4    Curcuma longa Linn.

            6.5    Eclipta prostrata (Linn.) Linn.

            6.6    Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.

            6.7    Phyllanthus amarus Schum. & Thonn.

            6.8    Picrorhiza kurrooa Royle ex Benth.

            6.9    Plumbago zeylanica Linn.

            6.10  Silybum marianum (Linn.) Gaertn.

            6.11  Swertia chirayita (Roxb.ex Flem.) Karst.

            6.12  Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. f. & Thoms.

7.         METHODS AND PARAMETERS OF HEPATOPROTECTIVE  EVALUATION OF MEDICINAL PLANTS

            7.1    Hepatotoxins for Experimental Models

            7.2    Biochemical Parameters for Evaluating Hepatic Functions

            7.3    Histopathology

            7.4    Studies on Isolated Hepatocytes

            7.5    Choleretic and Anticholestic Activity

            7.6    Antifibrotic Activity

                     References

8.         DISCUSSION AND FUTURE APPROACH

9.         SUMMARY

 

 

APPENDICES

         Appendix I          References on Hepatoprotective Activity of Plants Other Than Those Covered in the Main Text.

         Appendix II         General References on Hepatic Disorders and Hepatoprotection

         Appendix III        Medicinal Plants Included in Proprietary Polyingredient Formulations for Liver in Indian Market

 

INDICES

Plant Index

Chemical Constituent Index

Classical Ayurvedic Formulation Index

Classical Unani Formulation Index

Other Names of Plant Index

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