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INDIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS WITH DIURETIC ACTIVITY

Chandrasekar. R1*, Sivagami. B1

Every human being in the world has the right to afford medicines. While 80% of the world population is completely relying on herbal medicine. Since the population and cost of living is increasing day by day there is a demand in the existing population for herbal medicine. Researchers are contributing their work by finding new entities for new diseases emerging in the world. Scientist and Researchers are searching for natural resources for treating these diseases. But when side effects are concerned, they cannot be reduced but they can be controlled with traditional herbal medicine, complementary alternative medicine. Diuretics are agents which promote the formation of urine. Although diuretics are first line drugs which provide relief from cardiac failure, edema and hypertension with severe side effects. These plants can be used with efficacy and safety without producing any serious side effects. The plants reviewed in this article include an overview of the plant part used, type of extract and their activity that are essential for understanding diuretic action. In this article we have reviewed on plants used in the treatment of diuretics, the plants reviewed in this article are reported with diuretic activity. These plants can be explored and reviewed further in future which may have different activities for different diseases. This review gives the importance of herbal medicine used as diuretics these herbs can be used safely on humans.

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