POTENTIAL HERBAL HEPATOPROTECTIVE PLANTS: AN OVERVIEWAbstract
Hepatic diseases (Liver diseases) are a major worldwide health problem, with high endemicity in developing countries. Hepatic disease is a term for a collection of conditions, diseases, and infections that affect the cells, tissues structures, or functions of the liver. Liver has a wide range of functions, including detoxification, protein synthesis, and production of biochemical necessary for digestion and synthesis as well as breakdown of small and complex molecules, many of which are necessary for normal vital functions. There are no specific allopathic medicines used as hepatoprotective, although different research works are going on some drug. Herbal drugs are more widely used than allopathic drugs as hepatoprotectives because they are inexpensive, have better cultural acceptability, better compatibility with the human body and minimal side effects. The present review discusses different types of recently herbal plants containing hepatoprotective activity.
Rajesh Kumar Soni*, Vihangesh Dixit, Raghuveer Irchhaiya and Shashi Alok
Department of Pharmacognosy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
15 September, 2013
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