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2017 (Vol. 9, Issue: 2)
Research Article

Use of Traditional Herbal Medicines for the Treatment of Asthma in Balochistan

1, 3, 4R. Gul, 1, 2S.U. Jan, 5M. Ahmad, 5M. Akhtar and 4S. Faridullah
1Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Balochistan,Quetta, Pakistan
2College of Pharmacy, University of Texas, Austin, USA
3Department of Health, Government of Balochistan
4Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta, Balochistan
5Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

DOI: 10.19026/crjbs.9.5138
Submitted Accepted Published
January 1, 2017 March 7, 2017 October 20, 2017

  How to Cite this Article:

1, 3, 4R. Gul, 1, 2S.U. Jan, 5M. Ahmad, 5M. Akhtar and 4S. Faridullah, 2017. Use of Traditional Herbal Medicines for the Treatment of Asthma in Balochistan.  CURRENT RESEARCH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 9(2): 16-22.

DOI: 10.19026/crjbs.9.5138

URL: http://www.maxwellsci.com/jp/mspabstract.php?jid=CRJBS&doi=crjbs.9.5138


The use of traditional herbal medicine is still very popular in Pakistani Society. The present review paper aim on various traditional herbal medicines and its extracts used for the treatment of Asthma are discussed. It is prevalent and common in Villages and mountainous areas of Balochistan, where medicinal facilities are limited, so the people are rely on traditional herbal treatments for their diseases. Mostly herbal treatments are economical and very effective having fewer side effects. This review reveals that some herbal plants and their extract have Antiasthmatic properties. Unfortunately, scientific researches on herbal drugs are rare in term of controlled clinical trials. Hopefully, Scientific research will open new herbs in therapeutics.

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