ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON IMMUNOMODULATORY PLANTS IN INDIA AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE
Article Category: Review articles
Author: V. Sruthi *, G. Baba Shankar Rao
Abstract: An immunomodulator is a substance that either suppresses or stimulates immunity components. Currently, immune system modulation using different herbal constituents is an investigational scientific subject. Several herbal plants belonging to India were found to have an immunomodulatory effect. Various therapeutic effects of plant extracts were found because of their wide range of immunomodulatory effects. Plants’ immunomodulatory activities are due to phytochemicals like lactones, flavonoids, alkaloids, and glycosides. A remarkable rise in understanding the phytoconstituents' knowledge and their effects and side effect began recently. Plants like Morus alba, Acacia catechu, Tinospora cordifolia, Allium sativum, Mangifera indica etc., have gained attention. This article mainly focuses on several herbal plants in India that enhance and suppress impaired immune systems under unfavourable conditions.
Keyword: Immunomodulators, Herbal plants, Phytochemicals, Immune system