Author(s): Jitendra Patel, Venkateshwar Reddy and G.S.Kumar
Liver is a vital organ play a major role in metabolism and excretion of xenobiotics from the body. Liver diseases are a major problem of worldwide proportions and liver damage is very common since liver has the capacity to detoxicate toxic substances. Hence, Herbal drugs have become increasingly popular and their use is wide-spread. Herbal medicines have been used in the treatment of liver diseases for a long time so the maintenance of a healthy liver is essential for the overall well-being of an individual. Liver injury induced by toxins is more common nowadays. Herbal remedies are focused in the pharmaceutical industry to evolve a safe route for liver disorders. Therefore, hepatoprotective natural products such as Solanum americanum Mill, Diospyros melanoxylon (Roxb), Buchanania lanzan Spreng, Cucumis melo Linn, Artocarpus hirsutus Lam, Terminalia coriacea (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.arereviewed. In this review article attempt has been made to compile reported hepatoprotective plants from India useful to develop evidence based alternative medicine to cure different kinds of liver disease in man and animals.