EFFICACY AND MECHANISMS OF MEDICINAL PLANTS AS IMMUNOTHERAPY IN TREATMENT OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Moradi, Behzad and Heidari-Soureshjani, Saeid and Asadi-Samani, Majid and Yang, Qian and Saeedi-Boroujeni, Ali (2017) EFFICACY AND MECHANISMS OF MEDICINAL PLANTS AS IMMUNOTHERAPY IN TREATMENT OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH, 8. pp. 1892-1899. ISSN 0975-8232

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Abstract

Allergic rhinitis is a common disease of immune system that negatively affects general health, quality of life, and social relationships. In the recent years, many studies have been conducted to discover novel treatments for this disease particularly using natural products. Here, we review findings of recent studies that harness medicinal plants and phyto-therapies in oriental medicine that have effectively reduced allergic rhinitis complications. We also assess the use of medicinal plants and their derivatives in oriental medicine to treat allergic rhinitis. In addition, these agents have been reported to be used in combination with each other or separately as complementary therapies and even, in some cases, alternative therapies instead of chemical drugs. These plants display their anti-allergy effects through affecting immunoglobulin and inhibiting different cytokines and interleukins. Medicinal plants and traditional approaches can still offer new therapeutic alternatives to researchers and pharmacists so that these alternatives may further contribute to allergic rhinitis drug discovery. Keywords Author Keywords:Allergic rhinitis; Respiratory allergic diseases; Phytotherapy; Immunomodulation; Herbal drugs

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: sobhan rezaiian
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 10:38
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 10:38
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/992

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