Medicinal plants as hepatoprotective agents in Indian systems of medicine: A review

Anjana Jadon


Liver is a most important organ of the body. It plays an important role to maintaining various physiological processes in the body. It is involved in several vital functions, such as metabolism, secretion and storage. It plays a central role in the detoxification and excretion of many exogenous and endogenous compounds. Hence, any injury or impairment of its function has grave implications for the health of the affected person. Many more drugs or therapies are available for the treatment of hepatic disorders, but still there is a need for the novel drug discovery which can target multiple disease pathways. In the 21st century has a great that paradigm shift towards therapeutic evaluation of herbal products.  The use of herbal products has a great role in the treatment of liver diseases and has no side effects. There are a number of hepatoprotective plants have been reported. In this review article, effort has been taken to collect and compile the details of hepatoprotective plants, which will be helpful in the field of Indian system of medicines.


Hepatoprotetive plants, Liver, Indian systems of medicine.

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