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Liver problems are a worldwide concern, and conventional medicinal therapies are ineffective. Hence, safeguarding the healthy liver is vital for good health and well-being. Infections due to virus, immune problems, cancer, alcohol abuse, and an overdose of drugs are some of the causes of liver diseases. Antioxidants derived from medicinal plants and conventional dietary sources can protect the liver from damages caused by oxidative stress system and various chemicals. Plants and plant-derived phytochemicals are appealing hepatoprotective agents since they have less side effects and still there is a lot of interest shown in using herbal tonics for treating liver disorders. The plant kingdom plays a major role in the life of human beings and animals. The plant, as one of the important sources, still maintains its original place in the treatment of various diseases, including liver disorders, with no ill effects. Considerable studies have been carried out on ethnomedicinal plants; however, only few medicinal plants have attracted the interest of scientists, to investigate them for a remedy for hepatoprotective. Despite enormous advances in modern medicine, there are no completely effective drugs that stimulate hepatic function, that offer complete protection of the organ, or that help to regenerate hepatic cells. Thus, it is necessary to identify pharmaceutical alternatives for the treatment of liver diseases, with the aim of these alternatives being more effective and less toxic. The use of some plants and the consumption of different fruits have played basic roles in human health care, and diverse scientific investigations have indicated that, in those plants and fruits so identified, their beneficial effects can be attributed to the presence of chemical compounds that are called phytochemicals. 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 prevention and treatment of liver disorders. The present review is focused on different herbal plants that have potential to cure the hepatotoxicity. Comprehensive scientific studies on safety and efficacy of these plants can revitalise the treatment of liver diseases.


Liver diseases herbal drugs traditional medicine hepatitis hepatoprotective activity

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Gadari Bhavitha, Inja Ajay Kumar, Kanneboina Mahesh, Indra Choudhary, S Shashindar, & Narender Boggula. (2023). A systematic review on hepatoprotective herbal plants. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 12(3), 215-223. Retrieved from


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