Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2013 May 16;10(4):88-93. eCollection 2013.

A review of oxidative stress in acute kidney injury: protective role of medicinal plants-derived antioxidants.

Author information

  • 1School of Medicine, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, 80161, Thailand.


Acute kidney injury (AKI) is the common clinical syndrome which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The severity extends from less to more advanced spectrums which link to biological, physical and chemical agents. Oxidative stress (OS)-related AKI has demonstrated the increasing of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and the decreasing of endogenous antioxidants. Medicinal plants-derived antioxidants can be ameliorated oxidative stress-related AKI through reduction of lipid peroxidation (LPO) and enhancement of activities and levels of endogenous antioxidants. Therefore, medicinal plants are good sources of exogenous antioxidants which might be considered the important remedies to ameliorate pathological alterations in oxidative stress-related AKI.


Acute kidney injury; Medicinal plant; Oxidative stress

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk