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Allergies have been known to be an abnormally vigorous immune response in which the immune system fights off an allergen or antigen, initiating mast cells to release histamine into the blood. Substances that prevent mast cells from releasing histamine are considered antiallergic agents. The drugs utilized to treat allergy are mast cell stabilizers, steroids, anti-histamine, leukotriene receptor antagonists, and decongestants. Anti-histamine drugs have side effects such as drowsiness, confusion, constipation, difficulty urinating, blurred vision, etc. So the alternate for these drugs are the only from herbal source. The use of medicinal plants for the effective and safe management of diseases has recently received much attention. Various herbs are utilized for their antiallergic and anti-histaminic properties. Some of the herbs useful in the management of allergic reaction like Tinospora cordifolia, Adathoda vasica, Nigella sativa L, Curcuma Longa , Glycirrhiza glabra , Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.), Azadirachta indica, Piper nigrum L , Nigella sativa and Lawsonia inermis Linn. The review summarizes a wide variety of herbs and botanical ingredients with their common scientific names and pharmacological actions pertaining to anti-allergic reaction etc.
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