Chinese herbal medicine (CHM), an alternative and complementary medicine, has been
applied in various diseases. Recently, a number of anti-liver fibrogenesis compounds exhibiting antiliver
fibrosis effects have been discovered in CHM. In this review, we reviewed the published data on
their anti-fibrosis effects and discussed the possible underlying mechanisms. More investigations are
needed to improve the insight into therapeutic effect of CHM on liver fibrosis.
Keywords: Chinese herbal medicine, Extracellular matrix, Hepatic stellate cell, Liver fibrosis.
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