MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN HEPATOPROTECTIVE: A REVIEWAbstract
Liver is a vital organ play a major role in the metabolism and excretion of xenobiotics from the body. Liver injury or liver dysfunction is a major health problem that challenges not only health care professionals but also the pharmaceutical industry and drug regulatory agencies. Modern medicine has provided us many drugs that alleviate liver diseases but compared to it herbal medicine; herbal is preferred because they are cost-effective and considered to be a safe approach for treatment with minimal side effects. Herbal medicines have been used in the treatment of liver diseases for a long time. Several herbal preparations are available in the market. Many herbs have been proven to be efficient as hepatoprotective agents while many more are claimed to be hepatoprotective but be deficient in any such scientific substantiation to support such claims. Clinical research in this century has confirmed the efficacy of several plants in the treatment of liver disease. Hence, this review article contributes to the knowledge of reported indigenous plants, which are prevalent for the prevention and treatment of liver disorders.
D. K. Chanchal *, S. Rashi, P. S. Niranjan, S. Alok and R. Rajput
Department of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Pharmacy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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