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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2011, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (2): 117-128.doi: 10.3736/jcim20110201

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A review on immunostimulatory plants

Sunil Kumar(), Priyanka Gupta, Shalini Sharma, Dinesh Kumar   

  1. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, India
  • Received:2010-08-16 Accepted:2010-10-25 Online:2011-02-20 Published:2011-02-15
  • Contact: Kumar Sunil

The use of medicinal plants to cure human illness has been practiced from time immemorial. Nowadays, the vast majority of people still rely on their traditional materia medica for their daily health care needs. The use of plant species for treatment of various human ailments has been mentioned in Ayurveda and other Indian literature. Some of these drugs are believed to enhance the natural resistance of body to infection. So there are many plants having immunostimulatory activity. This paper reviews plants which have shown reported immunostimulatory activity.

Key words: adjuvants, immunologic, plants, medicinal, review

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