Amita Pandey* and Shalini Tripathi
Research student of Rameshwaram Institute of Technology and Management, Sitapur Road, Lucknow, U.P
Traditional systems of medicine have been in vogue for treating various ailments in many countries such as China, Japan and India since immemorial time. The importance of herbal medicine in the treatment of Respiratory disorders is indisputable and Asthma is the most common disorder of respiratory tract. Four of the five classes of drugs currently used to treat asthma namely; β2-agonists, anticholinergic, methyl xanthines and cromones have origins in herbal treatments going back at least 5000 years. In the present article an attempt has been made to review anti-respiratory medicinal plants with their active chemical constituent and possible mechanism of action.
Keywords: Asthma, Cystic fibrosis, COPD, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Bronchitis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Herbal remedies.