Peptic ulcer is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in clinical practice. It mostly occurs due to imbalance between aggressive factor and the maintenance of mucosal integrity through endogenous defense mechanism. Moreover, changes in lifestyle, increase in stress and prolong use of NSAID’s found to be responsible for increasing incidences of peptic ulcer. The modern medicines have its own limitations especially against ulcers with complex pathology indicating need of substitute medication from alternative system of medicine. This review has presented the recent research advancements of herbal medicine as an antiulcer agent with the view to aid the further research to prepare ideal antiulcer agents and or formulation.