HERBAL PLANTS - A BOON FOR HEPATOTOXICITY

  • Preeti Chaudhary Translam Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Meerut
  • Shamim Ahmad
  • Najam Ali Khan

Abstract

Liver diseases have become one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality all over the world. From among, drug-induced liver injury is one of
the most common causative factors that possess a major clinical and regulatory challenge. Herbal plants have been used traditionally by herbalist
worldwide for the prevention and treatment of liver disease. Herbal medicines have recently attracted much attention as alternative medicines useful
for treating or preventing lifestyle related disorders and relatively very little knowledge is available about their mode of action. There has been a
growing interest in the analysis of plant products which has stimulated intense research on their potential health benefits. Allopathic drugs cause
toxicity to the liver by elevating the levels of various biomarkers present in the liver. At present, no single allopathic drug is available in the market for
liver damage. Only Liv.52 and silymarin are herbal medicine for this purpose, so herbal drugs have a strong potential in the treatment of liver diseases.
The herbal market, in the recent times, is growing day by day and is accepted at the global level. The present review focused on different herbal plants
that have been tested for hepatotoxicity in different animal models.
Keywords: Hepatoprotective activity, Liver, Hepatotoxicity, Serum enzymes, Silymarin, Liv.52, Herbal plants.

Author Biography

Preeti Chaudhary, Translam Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Meerut

Pharmacology

Assistant Professor

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Chaudhary, P., S. Ahmad, and N. Ali Khan. “HERBAL PLANTS - A BOON FOR HEPATOTOXICITY”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 37-40, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/8737.
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