alexa
Reach Us +447480022765
Herbal Immune Boosters: Valuable Preventive Means For International Travelers Flu | 48670
ISSN: 2161-105X

Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
Open Access

Like us on:

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Herbal immune boosters: valuable preventive means for international travelers flu

4th International Conference and Exhibition on Lung & Respiratory Care

Daneshmehr Mohammad Ali

Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Pulm Respir Med

DOI: 10.4172/2161-105X.C1.013

Abstract
Acute respiratory tract infections account for millions of lost effective work or school days, healthcare clinic visits, antibiotic prescriptions, hospital admissions and eventually morbidity or even mortalities. International tourism including religious pilgrimage to overcrowded destinations considerably increases the chance for dissemination of such contaminations. As an example, Hajj is a world wide ceremony that can affect every country with Muslim sub-population regarding surge of multi-microbial and drug resistant respiratory tract infections. Therefore disease prevention in the involved societies would be highly life and cost saving. Besides use of common antibiotics that has major drawbacks, natural immune boosters are viable and accredited options in this field. Echinacea supplements are well-known for immune-modulation and anti-flu effects. They have all characteristics that recommended by CDC to fight flu: immune augmentation, evidence-based preventive value and anti-viral (microbial) properties without promoting any resistance or life-threatening adverse reactions. Echinacea vastly grows in different geographical teritories, is reasonably affordable and easily accessible almost all over the world just like in Iran. As we published in a recent review article, there is a huge amount of evidence that shows promising results for Echinacea in both prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infections especially in high risk populations and would be potentially useful in susceptible travelers. There will be a great opportunity to prevent respiratory tract infections related to international gatherings and their infectious adverse consequenses with standard protocls for supplementation of natural products like Echinacea after adequate examinations via goal-directed clinical trials.
Biography

Mohammad Ali Daneshmehr has studied pharmacy at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), and graduated in 1990. He started his career in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU) as an instructor. In 1993 he pursued his studies in University of Manchester, UK in medicinal chemistry and got PhD (2001) on ligands in DNA minor groove. He has been working since, in different parts of Iran as founder of a number of pharmacy schools including Hamadan (UMSHA), Kermanshah (KUMS) and currently Iran University of medical Sciences (IUMS). Fields of interests includes natural products as lead compounds to find new drugs.

Email: [email protected]

Top