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Objective : In this study, herbal medicine(GJE, Gardenia jasminoides Ellis; HCT, Houttuynia cordata Thunb.; CIL, Chrysanthemum indicum Linne; PMS,Paeonia moutan Sims, P. subfruticosa Makino; APL, Agrimonia pilosa Ledebour) were screened for their inhibitory activities against Tyrosinase and PMA plus A23187-induced TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8 productions in HMC-1 cells to reveal their skin -whitening and anti-allergic effect. Method : To investigate Tyrosinase inhibition we treated Mushroom Tyrosinase(Fluka, 93898) 10㎕ and 7.5mM Tyrosine (Sigma, T3754)20㎕ with 80% ethanol medicine extracts. Then we observed 96well micro plate extinction at 490nm. In the next experiment, to investigate Anti-allergic effect we blended cultured Human Mast Cells(HMC-1) with medicine extracts. We treated the blended solution with Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate(PMA) and A23187, then observed TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8 by ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) at 450nm. Results : In inhibiting Tyrosinase the results are as follows. 1.We observed 22% inhibition of Mushroom Tyrosinase at 500 ㎍/㎖ concentration of GJE extracts. 2.We also could observe that the decreased Mushroom Tyrosinase activities in HCT, CIL extracts. In inhibiing TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8 productions in HMC-1 cells the results are as follows. 1.Of the extracts examined, HCT, PMS, APL extracts showed over 50% inhibitions of Cytokines at 200 ㎍/㎖ concentration. 2.In particular, APL extracts showed the best inhibitory effect on Cytokine productions in a dose-dependent manner. Conclusion:These results suggest that GJE extracts contributes to the anti-melanin activities and represent a potential source of whitening agent. Thus these herbal medicines suggest novel drugs on anti-allergic effects.