EFFECT OF PHYTOCHEMICALS FROM WITHANIA SOMNIFERA(ASHWAGANDHA) ON LIVER ENZYMES
*Erina and ADevi
Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) - one of the most essential medicinal herb of Ayurveda. It possesses broad spectrum actions and importance against various disorders such as hepatic, neurological, gastric, immunological etc. liver is an essential organ for various metabolic functions. But it gets damaged due to prolonged exposure to various toxic chemicals, infectious agents, overdose etc. The objective of this review paper is to analyze the effect of phytochemicals obtained from Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) on liver marker enzymes providing hepatoprotective action.
Keywords: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), toxic chemicals, infectious agents.
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