cholagogue


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cholagogue

[′kō·lə‚gäg]
(pharmacology)
Any agent that causes an increased flow of bile into the intestine.
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Andrographolide, the major active constituent extracted from Andrographis, occupies 70% of the Andrographis extract and has been reported to have many pharmacological properties, (e.g., it has antibacterial, antiviral, and antiplatelet properties, stimulates cellular differentiation, protects the liver, is a cholagogue, has antitumor properties, and is immunoregulatory).
Other physiological activities of berberine being antihypertensive, anti- inflammatory, antioxidant, antidepressant, anticancer, anti-diarrhoeal, cholagogue and hepatoprotective.
Widely used in the cosmetic industry, therapeutic properties of orange oil include antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, diuretic, cholagogue, sedative and tonic, anti-depressant and antispasmodic.
As a source of inulin, the tubers have been used as a folk medicine for the treatment of diabetes and rheumatism with a variety of pharmacological activities, such as aperient, cholagogue, diuretic, spermatogenic, stomachic, and tonic [1].
The aerial parts of the plant have been widely used for their hypoglycemic, hypolipidaemic, diuretic, antiulcer and anti-inflammatory activities [13] and antiseptic, antibacterial, cholagogue, diuretic, purgative, and vasodilator properties [14, 15].
They are widely used as a cholagogue and hydro choleretic agents in pharmacotherapy of different liver and gallstone diseases.
Sodium sulphate act as a cholagogue by reducing viscosity of bile and increasing movement of bile from gall bladder.
Leaves are used as aperitif, cholagogue and stomachic and its powder is used as healing and antiseptic for circumcision.
Infusions and essential oils of the flower heads have been used traditionally as cholagogue, carminative and diuretic (Franke and Schilcher 2005) also for various medicinal purposes like treatmerit of indigestion and inflammation (Ganzera et al.
(2) It is variously described as an antibacterial and antiviral agent, an anticholesterolemic, a cholagogue, a diuretic, a febrifuge, a hepatic, and a vasodilator.
Chase's Family Medicines, with such products as cholagogue, a medicinal agent that promoted the discharge of bile from the system.