Author: P H KulkarniPublisher: Sri Satguru PublicationsYear: 2001Language: EnglishPages: 228ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170307201
ABSTRACTHepatoprotective effect of Livocure was assessed against two chemical substances which are known to cause hepatic damage and whose mechanism of action is also known to some extent. Livocure effectively reversed the biochemical and histopathological changes in the liver induced by both hepatotoxins. In addition to its curative/corrective property, Livocure also exerted a protective action enabling the hepatocytes to counteract the adverse effects of hepatotoxins.INTRODUCTIONThe liver plays a vital role in the metabolism and elimination of various endogenous and exogenous compounds. These biotransformation and detoxification processes expose the liver to various hepatotoxic agents.Infections, drugs, alcohol and other dietary and environmental toxins induce structural and functional damage and predispose the liver to a vast array of disorders.In the modern system of medicine there is no selective treatment of value for the management of hepato biliary disorders. In the absence of a universally acceptable and effective therapy, the management of hepato biliary disorders consists of supportive therapy in the form of bed rest, which provide only symptomatic relief to the patient and in most cases has no influence on the disease process.Natural products, either singles or in combinations are proving successful day by day and it is almost agreed that the best line of treatment is with the various plant drug combinations.Livocure, is a herbal formulation (table 1 for composition) incorporating standardized extracts of proven hepato-protective of natural (herbal) origin, having anti-inflammatory, choleretic, antifibrotic, immuno-modulatory and anti-viral actions, complimentary to its hepatoprotective effects.
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