A REVIEW ON NATURAL REMEDIES USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY DISORDERSAbstract
Respiratory disease is a medical term that refers to the pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms and includes conditions of the upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura, and pleural cavity, and the nerves and muscles of breathing cavity. The common respiratory disorders include COPD, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema and Pneumonia. Currently available drugs for the therapy of respiratory disorders produce side effects. To overcome this problem, medicinal plants and their isolated phytoconstituents are being used extensively to treat minimum side effects. This article depicts the use of herbal plants and their phytoconstituents for the treatment of respiratory disorders.