The liver is one of the most important organs in our body. Our liver plays vital role in the regulation of metabolism. It aids in digestion, removes waste products from the blood and also contributes in the synthesis of protein like Albumin.
An abnormal or diseased state of the liver is called hepatopathy.There are so many causes of hepatopathy, like alcohol abuse, certain kind of medications, Excess intake of fat in diet etc.Clinically, hepatic damage causes leakage of enzymes SGPT, SGOT and ALP from the cytoplasm of damaged liver cell to blood stream. ALT is an enzyme which gets elevated in the blood stream, if liver cells are Injured.
Researchers are continually looking to Ayurveda, the Ancient Indian medical science, for the treatment and protection against hepatitis because Allopathic drugs are famous for their side effects. Some herbs have been used for centuries in Ayurveda for liver health.Khatore pharmaceuticals, one of the renowned Ayurvedic companies in India, has developed a formula”Kamalahar” for the prevention and treatment of hepatopathies, after extensive clinical trials.
“Kamalahar” contains multiple herbal ingredients including Terminlia arjuna,best known for its cardioprotective activities, now researched for its hepatoprotective properties.
In recent studies, It has been found that Terminalia arjuna showed repair of hepatic cells by restoring cell permeability. In a preclinical study, Terminalia arjuna decreased level of serum SGOT, SGPT and ALP in hyperlipidemic rats treated with Terminalia arjuna. Arjuna shows these properties probably due to the presence of various bioactive compounds such as phenolics, flavonoids, tannins etc.
By virtue of the aforesaid properties contributed by Arjuna,”Kamalahar”becomes an effective and safe therapeutic Ayurvedic agent for the protection and treatment against Hepatopathies.
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