A herbal Hepatoprotective agent

Liver diseases like Jaundice, Cirrhosis and fatty liver etc are now become one of the most common causes of the health troubles worldwide.It has been reported that liver cirrhosis and drug induced liver injury account fot the ninth leading cause of death. Modern medicines are costly, limited in efficacy and carry the risk of adverse effects. Therefore, the world is looking towards herbal treatments which are proven beneficial for the liver diseases with no adverse effects and are available at very low-cost.

Embelia ribes commonly known as Vidang,a renowned herb, has been used from centuries especially for the treatment of Jaundice. “Kamalahar” a producer of “Khatore Pharmaceuticals” contains Embelia ribes, as one of its key ingredients. By virtue of medicinal properties of Embelia, ”Kamalahar” has potential to treat serious liver ailments like Jaundice and Liver cirrhosis .It is a proven hepato-protective product which helps to protect liver cells from various toxins which are dangerous to liver health.

Clinically, An increased amount of SGPT in blood stream,is an indicator of the liver cell damage. In a preclinical study, hepatotoxin’s exposure given to animals along with Embelia ribes.It has been observed that chances of liver cell damage are lesser in Embelia treated animals compare to non Embelia treated animals.The measurement Critatia was the level of SGPT in blood stream.There was no hepatocellular necrosis seen in Embelia treated animals.Embelia contains the benzoquinone compound Embelin , which has been proven for its various medicinal activities.Free radical scavenging reactions and antioxidant activity of Embelin has been studied and found that embelin scavenges free radical , inhibits lipid peroxidation and restores impaired Mn-superoxide dismutase in liver cells.

The combination of Embelia ribes with other herbs like Tecoma undulata, Phyllanthus urinaria,Taraxacum officinale, Mineral salts, Nyctanthes arbortritis and Terminalia arjunae enhances the efficacy and treating potential of “Kamalahar”.