The lungs are a pair of spongy, air-filled organs located on either side of the chest with the main function to process of gas exchange during breathing.
In other words, lung transfers life-giving oxygen into the blood supply and removes carbon dioxide produced by cells metabolism from the blood.
The lung is also the first-line defense against inhaled particles and prevent the circulation of emboli such as blood clot (thrombus), a fat globule (fat embolism), a bubble of air or other gas (gas embolism), or foreign material.
Additonally, the lung also processes other ability in protecting our body against disease, including balancing the pH levels, the lung protects the body against the accumulation of too much carbon dioxide. High levels of carbon dioxide are known to induce acidity in the body.
Tomatoes provide about 80% of the lycopene in the world diet. In plants, lycopene protects the host against excessive photodamage and perform various functions in photosynthesis.
On finding a potential compound for the treatment of lung disease researchers examined the protective effects of Sarcandra glabra combined with lycopene against lung injury (ALI) in an animal model.
Administration of Sarcandra glabra combined with lycopene in rats induced acute injury included by LPS in the study showed a significant effect on improving anti-oxidative activities.
Additionally, abnormal metabolism induced by LPS was also reversed by the injection of the combination.
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(1) Sarcandra glabra combined with lycopene protects rats from lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury via reducing inflammatory response by Liu TY1, Chen SB. (PubMed)
(2) Effects of Lycopene in Hyperoxia-Induced Lung Injury in Newborn Rats by Bastug O1, Fatih Sonmez M2, Ozturk MA1, Korkmaz L1, Kesici H3, Cilenk KT2, Halis H1, Korkut S1, Ozdemir A1, Bastug F4, Gunes T1, Kurtoglu S. (PubMed)