Herbal medicine, a traditional way of treatment, is now modernized to provide a safe, eﬀective treatment to humans. For this, toxicological evaluation is critical in herbal medicine to discover side eﬀects and protect humans. This blog explains how zebraﬁsh can be used to assess the toxicity of these medicinal compounds.
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) has emerged as a powerful model for studying vertebrate development and disease. Its short generation time makes it amenable for genetic manipulation and analysis. Its small size and high fecundity help in large-scale genetic and chemical screening. The rapidly developing zebrafish embryos are transparent, which allows live imaging of various developmental processes in wild-type and mutant animals.