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Study Shows Herb Effective for Seasonal Allergies

Study Shows Herb Effective for Seasonal Allergies

The herb Perilla frutescens and the extract from the perilla leaf have been found in numerous studies to be effective for the treatment of allergies. In one study published in Experimental Biology and Medicine, perilla and one of its active ingredients, rosmarinic extract were found to ameliorate allergic inflammatory reactions including nasal and sinus congestion, and eye irritation.

In another study published in Phytotherapy Research, Japanese scientists at the Department of Kampo Medicinal Sciences, Hokkaido College of Pharmacy, found that perilla was more effective than a drug used for allergies. Another study published in the journal Food Chemical Toxicology showed that perilla oil had a beneficial effect on asthmatic allergies.

Perilla leaf or perilla leaf extract are available from many health food stores. Follow instructions on the package.

Adapted with permission from Allergy-Proof:  Over 60 All-Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Beat Allergies by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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6:20PM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Thank you for sharing :)

7:51AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Thank you Michelle, for Sharing this!

6:44AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013


5:55AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

The nature has already provided what we need

3:03AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

1:51AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Thank you :)

12:47PM PST on Dec 27, 2012


7:16AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

Thanks for the info.

2:18PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Thank-you for the interesting article.

1:04PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Thank-you for the informative article.

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