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The Chinese herbal medicine Yu Ping Feng San (YPFS) may be beneficial for allergic rhinitis (AR). Researchers from China analysed data from 2309 participants of 22 RCTs. YPFS was compared to placebo, pharmacotherapy, and used as an add-on treatment. Four individual nasal symptom scores decreased after YPFS treatment: itchy nose, sneezing, blocked nose and runny nose. Meta-analysis showed that YPFS did not achieve better effects when compared with pharmacotherapy, but its combination with pharmacotherapy seemed more effective than pharmacotherapy alone. YPFS treatment appeared more beneficial when it was used for more than three weeks.

Potential effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine Yu ping feng san for adult allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Nov 6;17(1):485. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1988-5.


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