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Title: Traditional medicinal plants conferring protection against ovalbumin-induced asthma in experimental animals: A review
Authors: Shazalyana Azman
Sekar, Mahendran
Bonam, Srinivarasa Reddy
Gan, Siew Hua
Suzana Wahidin
Lum, Pei Teng
Dhadde, Shivsharan B.
Keywords: Allergic asthma
Natural products
OVA-induced asthma
T-helper cells
Traditional medicinal plants
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Dove Medical Press Ltd
Citation: Shazalyana Azman, Sekar, M., Bonam, S. R., Gan, S. H., Suzana Wahidin, Lum, P. T. & Dhadde, S. B. (2021). Traditional Medicinal Plants Conferring Protection Against Ovalbumin-Induced Asthma in Experimental Animals: A Review. Journal of Asthma and Allergy, Volume 14, 641–662.
Abstract: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract in which the numerous immune cells, including eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages, T-lymphocytes, mast cells and epithelial lining play key roles. The numerous anti-asthmatic drugs are available in modern medicine to treat asthma, but they have several disadvantages, including side effects and the cost variations, which compromise treatment compliance. The literature review reveals that traditional herbal medicines have good potential as alternative treatment and management for asthma. However, communities hesitated to use the traditional herbal medicines due to lack of established mechanism of action about their anti-asthmatic poten-tial. The present review aimed to summarise the information stated in the literature about the potential effect of traditional medicinal plants (TMPs) conferring protection against ovalbu-min (OVA)-induced asthma model. The literature search was conducted in database like PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar and ScienceDirect. After screening through the literature from 2011 to date, a total of 27 medicinal plants and two polyherbal extracts have been reported to be used as traditional herbal medicines and also utilised to be tested against OVA-induced asthma, were included. We found them to be an important alternative source of treatment for asthma, since some have comparable efficacies with drugs commonly used in the modern system against asthma. All the reported medicinal plants confirmed their traditional use against asthma or its related inflammation. The present review provides faith in traditional information and also offers new insight into the potential of natural products against asthma.
ISSN: 11786965
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