A REVIEW ON SOME NEPHROPROTECTIVE MEDICINAL PLANTSAbstract
Nephrotoxicity is one of the most common kidney problems and occurs when body is exposed to a drug or toxin. A number of therapeutic agents can adversely affect the kidney resulting in acute renal failure, chronic interstitial nephritis and nephritic syndrome because increasing number of potent therapeutic drugs like aminoglycoside antibiotics, chemotherapeutic agents and NSAIDS. Nephroprotective agents are the substances which possess protective activity against nephrotoxicity. Medicinal plants have curative properties due to the presence of various complex chemical substances. The present review is about the some of the medicinal plants possessing nephroprotective activity on Cisplatin and Gentamicin induced nephrotoxicity.
Kanchan Gaikwad*, Pradeep Dagle, Pushpalata Choughule, Y. M. Joshi, Vilasrao Kadam
Department of Pharmacology, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, CBD Belapur Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
24 April, 2012
14 May, 2012
17 July, 2012
01 August, 2012