NEPHRO PROTECTIVE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES – A REVIEW
*Naansi Agnes Leo, Velpandian Venkatachalapathi, Pitchiahkumar Murugan, Geetha Aasaithambi, Banumathi Vellaian
Nephrotoxicity refers to the damage to the kidneys, either in the convoluted tubule, collecting duct or whole of the nephron, which leads to the functional insufficiency of the kidneys. Nowadays, there are various food substances and the environmental hazards that deplete the effective functioning of kidneys and many other organs. There is a need to get an effective drug whose chemical entity should not interfere in any of the functions of kidneys. Herbal way of medicine should also be easily available and identifiable. There are fruits and vegetables which can prevent the damage and protect the effective functioning of the kidneys, which we are unaware. This review assures and contributes towards such kind of protection of kidneys.
Keywords: Herbs, kidneys, Nephrotoxicity, Nephroprotection.
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