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Water being the universal solvent and one of the first essential requirements of any life, demands an utmost care and attention for maintaining its quality and quantity on earth. Due to a high increase in the pollution rate and use of non bio-degradable substances, the water resources are contaminated day by day. It is very essential to purify the water not only from its physical impurities but also from its biological impurities and retain its nutritional quality. The current review focuses on the importance of various water purification techniques and the use of herbal extracts in the purification and quality enhancement of potable water. The review also highlights various herbs and Plants with medicinal values that can be used in water purification techniques.