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Plants Consumption and Liver Health.

Authors
  • Guan, Yong-Song1
  • He, Qing1
  • 1 Department of Oncology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China ; State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
2015
Pages
824185–824185
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/2015/824185
PMID: 26221179
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The liver is a very important organ with a lot of functions for the host to survive. Dietary components are essential for and can be beneficial or detrimental to the healthy or diseased liver. Plants food is an essential part of the human diet and comprises various compounds which are closely related to liver health. Selected food plants can provide nutritional and medicinal support for liver disease. At the present, the knowledge of the effects of plants on the liver is still incomplete. The most urgent task at the present time is to find the best dietary and medicinal plants for liver health in an endless list of candidates. This review article updates the knowledge about the effects of plants consumption on the health of the liver, putting particular emphasis on the potential beneficial and harmful impact of dietary and medicinal plants on liver function.

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