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J Renal Inj Prev. 2013 Jun 1;2(2):63-5. doi: 10.12861/jrip.2013.21. eCollection 2013.

Medicinal plants for renal injury prevention.

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Medical Plants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.


It has been estimated that about 20% of men and 25% of women between the ages of 65 and 74 have some degrees of chronic kidney. This complication is attributed to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is an important factor contributing to kidney damage by increasing production of oxidants, particularly insufficiency of endogenous antioxidant defense system. Medicinal plants antioxidants are able to ameliorate oxidative induced kidney damage by reduction of lipid peroxidation and enhancement of scavenging ability of antioxidant defense system. Supplementation of medicinal plants antioxidants might be considered important remedies to abrogate pathology of oxidative stress induced kidney damage, however, single antioxidants do not act the same and might not be beneficial.


Antioxidants; Kidney; Nephropathy; Nephroprotection

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