104 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing We know that nature is a wonderful and beautiful creation of God, which has bestowed upon us with many treasures including medicines. The history of diseases is as old as that of his existence on this planet and the search for remedies to combat them is also equally old.Liver diseases pose complications in treating them throughout the world since, conventional or synthetic drugs used in the treatment of liver diseases are few and with the risk of serious side effects. This is one of the reasons for many people all over the world including those in developed countries for turning towards complementary and alternative medicine. About 600 commercial preparations with claimed liver protecting activity are available all over the world. About 100 Indian medicinal plants belonging to 40 families are used for herbal formulation. In the present study Solanum melongena was selected for hepatoprotective activity study.