Herbal Formula Protects Against Peanut Allergy

Source of Article:  http://www.foodproductdesign.com/hotnews/herbal-formula-peanut-allergy.html

02/10/2009

 

A Chinese herbal formula may spell relief for those suffering from peanut allergies. In previous studies, Food Allergy Herbal Formula (FAHF-2), was shown to protect peanut-allergic mice against anaphylactic reactions for as long as 4 weeks post-therapy. A new study, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, protected peanut-allergic mice from anaphylaxis for more than 36 weeks following a 7-week period of FAHF-2 treatment.

FAHF-2 has investigational new drug approval from FDA. Human clinical trials are currently underway at Mount Sinai to evaluate the safety and early efficacy of FAHF-2 on multiple food allergies, including peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish.

Sources:

·                                 The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Food Allergy Herbal Formula-2 silences peanut-induced anaphylaxis for a prolonged posttreatment period via IFN-y–producing CD8+ T cells

·                                 Newswise: Researchers Test New Botanical Drug That Could Silence Peanut Allergies

 

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