TCM herb, Fang Feng, is a powerful remedy for allergic rhinitis

A study published in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines has confirmed that a traditional Chinese herbal medicine known as Fang Feng (Saposhnikoviae divaricata) is an effective natural remedy for allergic rhinitis.

  • A team of researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT University) in Australia carried out a study review on the phytochemical, pharmacological, and pharmacokinetic properties of Fang Feng.
  • Fang Feng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat various conditions, such as allergic rhinitis and rheumatism.
  • In the study review, the research team evaluated a collection of works on in vitro and biochemical studies of Fang Feng.
  • The discussion on the various class of chromones and coumarins in Fang Feng provides an insight to the pharmacological effects of these bioactive components as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, immunoregulatory, antioxidative, and anti-proliferative agents.
  • The findings of the review verified the efficacy of Fang Feng as a therapeutic medicine.

Overall, the research team confirmed that the use of traditional Chinese medicine Fang Feng is effective in treating allergic rhinitis.

Read the full text of the study at this link.

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Journal Reference:

Kreiner J, Pang E, Lenon GB, Yang AWH. SAPOSHNIKOVIAE DIVARICATA: A PHYTOCHEMICAL, PHARMACOLOGICAL, AND PHARMACOKINETIC REVIEW. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines. 20 April 2017; 15 (4): 255-264. DOI: 10.1016/S1875-5364(17)30042-0

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