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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2011

Pages :   335-348

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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A Review on Herbal Diuretics



Address:   N. Sirisha1*, M. Sreenivasulu1, K. Sangeeta1, G. Swarna Latha1, A. Lakshmi Devi1 and C. Madhusudhana Chetty2
1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Annamacharya College of Pharmacy, New Boyanpalli, Rajampet.
2Annamacharya College of Pharmacy, New Boyanpalli, Rajampet.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
Herbs are highly esteemed source of medicine since ancient history. These plants and phytoconstituents are rich source of active principles which themselves are therapeutically active or act as lead compounds for the synthesis of newer drugs. These plants are relatively safe and are free from toxic effects and hence are considered as better choice to treat diseases, when compared to allopathic medicines. Such an example described is the use of herbs by the primitive folklore as diuretics. Diuretics increase the rate of urine flow and are used to adjust the volume and composition of body fluids in a variety of clinical situations. Hence,diuretics remain the cornerstone for the treatment of many pathological conditions. As we are back to herbals, the present article gives a brief review about some folklore herbs that are used as diuretics, which are proved to be effective in many investigations.
KEYWORDS:
Herbs, diuresis, saluresis, natriuresis, flavanoids, saponins, alkaloids.
Cite:
N Sirisha, M Sreenivasulu, K Sangeeta, G Swarna Latha, A Lakshmi Devi, C Madhusudhana Chetty. A Review on Herbal Diuretics. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 4(3): March 2011; Page 335-348.
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