detoxicant


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detoxicant

(dē-tŏk′sĭ-kĭnt) [″ + ″]
Any agent, e.g., activated charcoal, that removes toxins from the body.
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In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is used against pain, as an antitussive (for bronchitis and whooping cough), anti-inflammatory, and detoxicant.
It is commonly used as an expectorant, detoxicant, reduce fever, arrest coughing, alleviating spasmodic pain, and potentiate the effect of various other herbs (Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission 2005; Bo et al.
Moreover during oxidative stress well-known detoxicant and eliminator of xenobiotics, GSH is thought to be increased, due to the capacity of cells to rapidly up regulate GSH synthesis (Yonamine et al.
is described as a pungent tasting herb with good properties and is used for treating hypertension and edema, and as a detoxicant, diuretic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antipumlent and diuretic agent (Probstle and Bauer, 1992).
It also acts as gastrointestinal detoxicants helping in digestion of food.
These compounds have shown biologic activity in their isolated form as antioxidants, analgesics, anti-inflammatories, immune stimulants, antineoplastics, detoxicants, membrane regulators, and hormones.