An attempt has been made to briefly review the existing information on herbal compounds which could combat acetaminophen (paracetamol) toxicity. A careful perusal of literature revealed that acetaminophen overdose not only damages liver but also the kidney. Nevertheless, the kidney was badly ignored in studies aimed at preventing paracetamol toxicity with herbal drugs. On account of such major neglect, so far no herbal-paracetamol combination could be made. Milk thistly is only well researched drug which appears as a suitable future candidate, but its action towards the kidney must be studied. The importance of such studies in the future is discussed.
Sharma, Anjali; Makwana, Mukesh; and Rathore, H. S.
"Will Herbal-Paracetamol Combination Drug Prevent both Liver and Kidney Disease? - Results and Possibilities,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 34.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/34