products were dried in an oven at 70[degrees]C until the weight of the products was constant and gray products were obtained.
Thus, plants have been described as an alternative to the development of new drugs  applied to treatment of many diseases such as hypercholesterolemia, ulcers, depurative
blood, and cancer [7-9].
In Ayurveda, which dates back to possibly more than 5,000 years ago, the plant is known as kebuka, and is prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners as astringent, purgative, depurative
, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, and antifungal .
In Brazilian traditional medicine Arctium lappa has been reported to relieve gastrointestinal symptoms while in western herbal medicine it is usually considered more as an alterative and depurative
than an anti-inflammatory.
It has a surprisingly broad range of pharmacological effects which includes abortifacient, analgesic, antibacterial, antipyretic, antithrombotic, antiviral, cancerolytic, cardioprotective, choleretic, depurative
, digestive, expectorant, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, immune enhancement, laxative, sedative, thrombolytic and vermicidal (Jean Barilla 1999).
The roots are pounded with water and administered as a drink for children suffering from dysentery, pounded into paste used to reduce swelling of joints and leaves are used as a depurative
when in cold infusions (Jain and Defilipps, 1998), for rheumatism, arthritis and as a diuretic (Chopra et al., 1956).
The pharmacological research showed that Limonium species have antipyretic, hemostatic, and depurative
, antiviral [10, 11] and antitumoral [12, 13] activities.
d) In Brazilian traditional medicine Arctium lappa is used only as a depurative
Leonotis nepetaefolia Wound (Kuvar and Bapat, 2010); Abortifacient and emmenagogue (Elisabetsky and Posey, 1989); Depurative
and febrifuge, diarrhoea, jaundice, anthelmintic, abdominal problems, vomit, carminative, menstrual disease (Jain and Srivastava, 2005).
Fringe tree is now used in Western herbal medicine as a cholagogue, choleretic, mild laxative, antiemetic and a depurative
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This created the possibility that if over-expression removed the toxins from the cell, then herbs that increase the P-glycoprotein expression would prove to be the modern day depuratives
. It was this discovery that changed the traditional herbal concept of depurative
to one of tissue cleansing, and according to Borst (2002) one which involved the prevention of the uptake of toxic compounds from the gut into the body and the protection from toxins that enter the body as it is found in high concentrations in the gut, liver and kidneys.