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J App Pharm Sci. 2016; 6(4): 202-205


Hepatoprotective properties of Dandelion: recent update

Ezhilarasan Devaraj.




Abstract

Taraxacum officinalis (Dandelion) have been used as folk medicines in China, India, and Russia for the treatment of chronic liver diseases. This review focuses exclusively on published literature pertaining to the potential use of Taraxacum officinalis or Dandelion for the treatment of various chronic liver diseases. The extensive literature survey reveal the fact that Taraxacum officinalis or dandelion to be safe and the available evidence on the mechanisms of action appears promising, there are currently insufficient data from well-conducted clinical trials to recommend their use in patients with alcoholic liver chronic liver disease.

Key words: Taraxacum officinale, oxidative stress, antioxidant, hepatoprotective






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