초록 close

Hepatic cirrhosis is an important feature of chronic liver disease. Liver cirrhosis is characterized by hyperaccumulation of fibrous tissue components and is commonly observed in latter or terminal states of chronic hepatic disease. The antifibrotic effects on liver cirrhosis by oriental herbs extraction material were examined in bile duct ligated rats. Oriental herbs extraction (0.99 mg/kg rat weight/day) was administrated to cirrohotic rats for 4 weeks. Liver collagen content of bile duct ligated rats was significantly increased. And liver histology showed collagen fiber deposition was increased as well as the normal architecture was lost with large zone of necrosis being observed. Herbs extraction administrated rats showed significantly decreased liver collagen content, accumulation of collagen fiber in histological analysis, and biochemical markers of hepatic diseases. Those results demonstrate the usefulness of herbs extraction materials as an antifibrotic agent for liver cirrhosis.