May Patients with Alcohol Liver Disease Benefit from Herbal Medicines?

Author(s): Natasa Milosevic, Maja Milanovic, Vesna Turkulov, Milica Medić-Stojanoska, Ludovico Abenavoli, Natasa Milic

Journal Name: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 2016


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Abstract:

Alcoholism is currently listed as the third leading cause of death. Chronic alcohol consumption brings serious medical complications like gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory system disorders. Liver can be seriously damage by alcohol misuse. Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) is the first important warning sign of alcohol abuse. Since effective therapies for ALD are still limited, natural products in the treatment of ALD become very important. In this regard, there have been done very few clinical trials with poor results. Silymarin, glycyrrhizin, garlic show some promising results in ALD patients while the in vivo and in vitro studies with green tee, quercetin and curcumin indicate positive effect on patients with ALD.

Keywords: Alcoholic liver disease, alcohol-induced liver injury, herbal medicine, silymarin, glycyrrhizin, garlic.

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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2016
Page: [227 - 237]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1574887111666160724184642
Price: $65

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