Background and Objective: Beneficial effects of phytochemicals on human health have
recently been investigated by researchers. In this review, after a short description of the beneficial
health effects of the herbal compounds, the obstacles of their use in pharmaceutical and
nutraceutical fields have been discussed. Encapsulation technique has been studied as a solution to
overcome the limitations, and finally, liposomes have been introduced as the carriers.
Methods: Online articles were searched through various databases, including PubMed, Web of
Science, Google Scholar, and Scopus, 2003-2020, to find reviews, editorials, and articles on the
effects of herbal compounds on human health. Furthermore, increasing the stability of the phytocompounds
by using encapsulation in liposomes produced by heating methods is included in the
Results: Herbal-derived compounds seem to be potential tools for the prevention of disorders.
However, they are susceptible to environmental stress. Encapsulation of herbal-derived compounds
in liposomes and nanoliposomes is suggested to improve stability and bioavailability.
Conclusion: The current manuscript has reviewed the beneficial effects of liposomes and their
encapsulation methods in improving carrier sustainability of herbal-derived compounds for use in
the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry.