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Plant-based Remedies with Reference to Respiratory Diseases – A Review



Aneta Popova1, Dasha Mihaylova2, *, Alexander Spasov3
1 Department of Catering and Tourism, University of Food Technologies, 26 Maritsa Blvd., 4002, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 Department of Biotechnology, University of Food Technologies, 26 Maritsa Blvd., 4002, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
3 Department of Diagnostic Imaging, University Hospital “St. George”, 66 Peshtersko shose Blvd., 4001, Plovdiv, Bulgaria


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Biotechnology, University of Food Technologies, Dasha Mihaylova, 26 Maritza Blvd., 4002, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Tel.: +359 898 742 397; E-mail: dashamihaylova@yahoo.com


Abstract

In the era of air pollutants, respiratory diseases are a very common diagnosis in children, adolescents, and adults. Disorders of the respiratory system can affect both upper and lower respiratory system, and cause an immense worldwide health, economical and psychological burden.

Considerable attention is drawn to the use of plant-based products for the prevention and cure of health challenges, with respect of their eco-friendliness and very few side effects. Exposure to nature and active plant interaction is considered beneficial to physical and mental health. Plant-based drugs primarily target the immune and cardiovascular systems. Biologically active substances with different value can be identified from both terrestrial or marine botanicals, whose therapeutic abilities are an efficient control of an array of diseases.

In view of the potential of plant agents to positively influence respiratory diseases, this review will provide the reader with recent objective findings in the field of plant therapy and pharmaceutical agents and their ability to alter the physical and psychological complications of airborne diseases.

Keywords: Plant therapy, Respiratory disorders, Immune support, Virus, Natural ingredients, Remedies.