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What is the best herbal medicine to take for allergies and doesn't have any antihistamine?
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Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Poorly studied
There are very few unbiased studies looking at herbal therapies for allergies.
A review article on this subject felt that the use of butterbur may be equivalent to antihistamines. There are also rare studies using other herbal products, including aller-7, tinospora cordifolia, perilla frutescens, and several chinese herbal medicines that showed some effect. Side effects are not well understood.

In brief: Poorly studied
There are very few unbiased studies looking at herbal therapies for allergies.
A review article on this subject felt that the use of butterbur may be equivalent to antihistamines. There are also rare studies using other herbal products, including aller-7, tinospora cordifolia, perilla frutescens, and several chinese herbal medicines that showed some effect. Side effects are not well understood.
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Allergy
No herbal allergy medications are approved by the fda nor are any of the "claimed or supposed" benefits that are touted.
The best therapy would be to use salt water washes two to three times per day.

In brief: Allergy
No herbal allergy medications are approved by the fda nor are any of the "claimed or supposed" benefits that are touted.
The best therapy would be to use salt water washes two to three times per day.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Evan Hirsch
Butterbur is my favorite herb for allergies. In a head to head trial with Allegra it was as effective. Quercitin is a nice option as well.
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