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The prevalence and increasing incidence of pancreatic diseases worldwide has brought about difficulties in its clinical management. Despite recent advances in understanding the complex pathogenesis of pancreatitis, disease management remains suboptimal. The purpose of this review is to discuss phytopreparations that have pancreatoprotective potential in acute pancreatitis and whose effectiveness is at least partially based on their ability to modulate cell death. Phytochemicals have a specific protective effect on the body: inhibiting inflammation, for example, rutin, suppressing neutrophil infiltration, and have antioxidant activity.Although many selected phytopreparations offer a promising therapeutic alternative, there is a lack of evidence in humans and additional research is needed to justify their use in the treatment of pancreatitis.