In
the allopathic medical practices, there is no acceptable antihepatotoxic drugs
are available for the treatment of various liver ailments. Though, a huge number
of plants have hepatoprotective activities because of their antioxidant
activity. Yet, there is lack of scientific evidences to validate the hepatoprotective
properties of medicinal plants which are used traditionally against liver
diseases (Suky et al.,
2011). Many
plant based medicines and poly herbal formulations are being used for the
treatment and prevention of hepatic disease. The medicinal plants comprises of numerous
secondary metabolites having strong antioxidant activities. These antioxidant bioactive
chemicals or compound may be flavonoids (flavones, flavonones, isoflavones, anthocyanins,
catechins, quercetin etc.), terpenoids, polyphenols (gallic acid, ellagic acid,
tannins etc.), alkaloids, saponins, vitamins, carotenoids, minerals,
antioxidant enzymes like superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathion
peroxidase (GPx), saponins, lignins, pigments, etc. The damage caused by free
radicals can be cured by using antioxidant which help to protect liver cells
from further disruption.Merits Use
of natural medicine is increasing worldwide now a days and shows its curative
action not only with liver diseases but various other diseases. The aim of
naturopathy is to cure or treat the cause of liver disease without any side
effects which is mostly seen in case of allopathy medicines. Modern scientific
research uses naturopathy and combine both complementary and conventional
medicine to treat diseases. Most of the active elements like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
or anti-viral activities are present in plants, which help to protect against
liver diseases. It is one of the cost effective treatment and its formulation
is not tedious as allopathy medicines.Demerits

Naturopathy
always follow some principles which are based on its practice like healing
power of herbs, treatment of  person,
cause of disease, cause of disease, side effects etc. even though its natural
compounds but medicine should be given in the guidance of naturopathic doctor
because it may cause drug reaction, which may have other adverse effects.

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