Navigation Links
Herbal treatment should be estimated

According to a new study in Texas, Hay fever sufferers should be turning to their garden for help, not trying to avoid it,. The study has found that a herbal treatment called butterbur is as effective as antihistamines with less side effects. A team headed by Andreas Schapowal, from the Allergy Clinic in Texas, gave 150 participants in Texas and Germany either butterbur extract or cetirizine, a standard 'non-drowsy' antihistamine, for three weeks.//

The researchers found that both treatments were similarly effective, with participants reporting side effects from the antihistamines but not from the butterbur. The study was one of an increasing number of randomised controlled trials with herbal medicines. According to Schapowal, herbal treatments are being used more often by doctors and, in our experience, are often requested by patients.

Butterbur — Petasites hybridus, which also goes by the name of butter dock, bog rhubarb, and exwort — is native to Europe, northern Africa and southwestern Asia. The active substances in the leaves and roots of the plant are petasines. Historically, extracts of butterbur have been used in bronchial asthma, smooth muscle spasms, and headache.

Hay fever, medically known as allergic rhinitis, can be a chronic problem or can occur in response to a change in seasons. It is characterised by sneezing, itching in the nose and sinuses, and a blocked nose, and is caused by allergens, often pollen, that get into the nose and cause a hypersensitive reaction.

According to the author, antihistamines are the standard treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis. While they successfully reduce sneezing, they are less effective for nasal congestion and may cause drowsiness and sedation. About half the trial participants were randomly allocated to receive butterbur, while the other half were given the antihistamine. The butterbur tablets contained a carbon dioxide extract of petasites, with 6.0 mg total petas ine per tablets. The dose was one tablet four times daily.

The participants on antihistamines were given a single 10 mg tablet daily. While the butterbur recipients did not report any adverse symptoms, a small number of people taking antihistamines reported side effects, mostly drowsiness and fatigue.

Dr Schapowal states that the group has no data on whether butterbur works as an ongoing treatment, but treatment for allergy sufferers is often restricted to peak periods. He felt that, butterbur should be considered for treating seasonal allergic rhinitis, particularly in cases where the sedative effects of antihistamine need to be avoided.


Related medicine news :

1. Herbal Drug In Controversy
2. Herbal treatment not to be sneezed at
3. Herbal extract aids in rheumatoid arthritis
4. Herbal supplement ephedra posing threat to peoples health
5. Herbal Remedy Risky for Cancer Patients
6. Herbal remedies can have harmful interaction when taken with drugs for rheumatic arthritis
7. Herbal Remedies For Insomnia And Anxiety May Be Ineffective
8. Herbal remedies to be tested by Zambia for AIDS treatment
9. High concentration of heavy metals in Herbal medicines
10. Law ensuring safety and quality of Herbal drugs
11. Herbal Medicine May Improve Blood Count In AID Patients
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect Plugin ... whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels to split-up ... Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX users can ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the ... several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest ... as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are ... Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter ... bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set ... , Research from reveals that behind the tendency to set low ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... financial data derived from varied research sources to present unique ... on the market during the next five years, including a ... markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship ... The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... to let type 1 diabetes stand in the way ... Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: