International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022)

A brief review on hepatoprotective herbs


Padmaja Kore, Pooja Ingole, Ashwini Kotkar, Omkar Kalsait

Liver is one of the most complex and essential organs of the human body and it is involved in numerous metabolic processes. Hepatic diseases can be caused by various causes which includes- alcoholism, viral infection, malnutrition and due to some drugs. There are number of treatments available for the liver diseases but they are not adequate and also shows severe adverse effects. So, there is need of alternatives to these treatments. In recent decades there is increased interest of researchers in the field of herbal medicines. The beneficiary effects are known from centuries. In this review we focus on the herbs with hepatoprotective activity and on the types of studies conducted and their results, the part/extract and its dose used, phytoconstituent responsible for the hepatoprotective activity of herb. The main mechanism of hepatoprotection is observed to be by combating the free radical species, by decreasing serum levels of increased liver enzymes and by improving the activity of antioxidant system.
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Padmaja Kore, Pooja Ingole, Ashwini Kotkar, Omkar Kalsait. A brief review on hepatoprotective herbs. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 175-183
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