Plants as Immunity Enhancers: A Review


Deepak, Payal Mittal
University Institute of Pharma Sciences, Chandigarh University, Gharuan.


It is an evident from ancient times that herbs and medicinal plants have the potential to cure a variety of diseases. Some plants boosts our immunity and make our immune system more powerful to fight againt various diseases. The medicinal effects shown by the plants are due to active principle compound present in them and they work in the same manner as the conventioal drugs. Indian herbs and medicinal plants show miraculous effects against wide variety of diseases and disorders in humansand can be better called as “elixers of life”. Currently, the interest is increasing with high pace in the use of active constituents of medicinal plants as modulator or enhancer of complex immune system. From the literature of various studies carried out in the research area , it is culminated that many of the chemicals in the form of alkaloids, flavanoids, anti-oxidants, tannins, terpenes, and glycoside products are responsible to empower the immunmodulator effect. Keeping in mind , the appreciating potential of active constituents of medicinal plants and their derived drugs, present review is an attemptto globally popularize the herbal plants with Immunomodulator Activity.