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J Nephropharmacol. 2014;3(1): 13-14.
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The role of herbal medicines in treatment of urinary tract diseases

Ahmad-Reza Gohari 1,2, Soodabeh Saeidnia 1,2 *

1 Medicinal Plants Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Division of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
*Corresponding author: Soodabeh Saeidnia; Medicinal Plants Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. saeidnia_s@tums.ac.ir
Keywords: Kidney diseases, Herbal medicines, Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

Herbal medicines or remedies are applied to treat renal disorders and most of them have been proved to be useful. The medical management of nephrolithiasis is either costly or not without side effects. However, there is a common belief that using medicinal plants is safer than synthetic drugs, even though medicinal plants and other natural compounds may also result in adverse effects and the safety of these remedies under question.

Please cite this paper as: Gohari AR, Saeidnia S. The role of herbal medicines in treatment of urinary tract diseases. J Nephropharmacol 2014; 3(1): 13-14.

 

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