Hepatoprotective activity of Boerhaavia diffusa L. roots--a popular Indian ethnomedicine.

@article{Rawat1997HepatoprotectiveAO,
  title={Hepatoprotective activity of Boerhaavia diffusa L. roots--a popular Indian ethnomedicine.},
  author={Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat and Shanta Mehrotra and Satish C. Tripathi and Usha Shome},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={1997},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={61-6}
}
The roots of Boerhaavia diffusa L., commonly known as 'Punarnava', are used by a large number of tribes in India for the treatment of various hepatic disorders. In the present study the effect of seasons, thickness of roots and form of dose (either aqueous or powder) were studied for their hepatoprotective action to prove the claims made by the different tribes of India. The hepatoprotective activity of roots of different diameters collected in three seasons, rainy, summer and winter, was… CONTINUE READING