Herbal medicines with possible actions on the immune system: a literature review

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Dante Ferreira de Oliveira
Giovanna Casati
Carlos Rocha Oliveira


Herbal Medicine is proving itself to be a complementary and alternative type of treatment, other than conventional medication approaches. The use of plants, roots, seeds, and other various natural resources has proven their potentially high therapeutic values and expanding  healthcare treatments in a way that benefits all, especially patients with a weak immune system who may suffer from health complications, in which standard approaches no longer perform any improvement in their diagnosis or those who suffers from side effects caused by conventional drugs. The present review is mainly focused on the use of Herbal Medicine for treating a disease or preventing our immune system from breaking down by using different herbs to stabilize and regulate our immunity. Several herbal drugs have been studied and tested, proving to enhance the efficiency of immunotherapies and inhibit illness progression due to their powerful pharmacological active ingredients, which can also be combined with one another, performing an even stronger boost to our immune system and possibly fight against a disease or symptom. Since ages ago, herbs were used for healing illnesses, being unknown all the extensive benefits a single plant can provide, but at the present time, medicinal plants not only play their role to heal, but also, to regulate and treat with barely no side effect, in comparison to other chemical compounds, improving lifestyle and being a trustworthy approach all over the world.

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Ferreira de Oliveira D, Casati G, Oliveira CR. Herbal medicines with possible actions on the immune system: a literature review. Braz. J. Nat. Sci [Internet]. 25º de novembro de 2022 [citado 22º de junho de 2024];4(3):E165202 -, 1. Disponível em: https://bjns.com.br/index.php/BJNS/article/view/165
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Dante Ferreira de Oliveira, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi

 Anhembi Morumbi University, São Paulo-SP, Brazil.

Giovanna Casati, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi

Anhembi Morumbi University, São Paulo-SP, Brazil.

Carlos Rocha Oliveira, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi

 Anhembi Morumbi University, São Paulo-SP, Brazil.


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