A review on hepatoprotective activity of various medicinal plant
Md. Abid Hasan
Plants Kingdom play crucial role for the existence of human being on this world. Liver diseases cause by alcohol as it is the major organ associated with the removal of excess ethanol. Increased iron uptake by the hepatocytes, increased production of hydrogen peroxide and free radicals, elevated levels of short-chain fatty acids, all these contribute to the increased per-oxidation of lipids in alcoholic liver. This can lead to liver dysfunction. For the treat liver diseases the use of herbal medicines has increased globally, and this is due to their positive views such as free from serious adverse reactions. Plants derived natural products such as flavonoids, terpenoids and sterols have received considerable attention in recent years due to their diverse pharmacological properties including antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity. The present review had as its objective the collecting of data based on research conducted into some medicinal plants, which have demonstrated hepatoprotective activity.