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Journal of Traditional Medicine & Clinical Naturopathy
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Challenge Hepatitis C with Herbs as Drugs

Mathewa S1, Fatimab K2 and Qadric I3*
1Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2IQ Institute of Infection and Immunity, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
3King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author : Ishtiaq Qadri
King Fahd Medical Research Center
King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 03344231780
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 30, 2015; Accepted: October 07, 2015; Published: December 17, 2015
Citation: Mathewa S, Fatimab K, Qadric I (2016) Challenge Hepatitis C with Herbs as Drugs. J Tradi Med Clin Natur 5:184. doi: 10.4172/jtmcn.1000184
Copyright: © 2016, Qadric I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a major concern for most of the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). At present, standard therapy followed is pegylated interferon α with ribavirin but it has significant side effects and was moderately effective. Therefore, there is a necessity to introduce new drugs that interact various stages of HCV life cycle. Several herbs have been isolated for treating against HCV, and are effective in preventing HCV viral diseases. Our review précises about various mode of action of certain herbs that showed inhibition activity against HCV.