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Abstract

ROLE OF PHYTOCHEMICALS IN DIURESIS MANAGEMENT

*Aswini E. V., Dr. Vivek D. and Swathilakshmi S.

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Diuretics are one of the main classes of medicine used for the management of heart failure, edema, hypertension and always improve patient‟s quality of life. Diuretics also known as water pills or fluid pills that increase urine production in kidney by promotes the removal of salt and fluid from the body. Herbal medicine possess large number of plant derived chemical entities, products and active substances which have been proved highly effective and efficacious in vast number of diseases. The use of herbal medicine is becoming popular due to toxicity and adverse effects of allopathic drugs. Mono and poly herbal preparations have been used as diuretics. The phytochemical study revealed that plant contain active constituents like alkaloid, flavonoid, saponin, triterpenoid, glycosides, nitrates are responsible for the diuretic activity. The diuretic activity produced by stimulating regional blood flow, initial vasodilation or by producing inhibition of tubular reabsorption of water and anions both results in diuresis.

Keywords: Diuretics, Herbs, Medicine, Phytoconstituents, Mechanism.


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