|Research and advice on treating allergies and poison ivy with homeopathy.
|Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.|
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|April 11, 2018|
|Homeopathy and Seasonal Allergies:
What the Research Shows
It’s estimated that hay fever affects some 24 million Americans and as much as 30% of the worldwide population annually. Given the magnitude of the problem, medical researchers have conducted more than a dozen studies (virtually all positive) to determine whether homeopathy is a safe and effective option for people with seasonal allergies. Here is a brief overview of a number of those studies:
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|The Onset of Poison Ivy Season and How Homeopathy Can Help According to the CDC, poison ivy is a challenge for 80–90% of all Americans. The rash caused by the plants is incited by a substance called urushiol (you-ROO-shee-ol), found in the sap of the plant. It’s often found in abundance on the leaves, and it’s most potent in the spring when the urushiol content is highest. Did you know that exposure to as little as a billionth of a gram of urushiol is enough to cause a rash on one person and that the amount that covers the head of a pin is sufficient to cause a rash on 500 people?1 Pretty potent stuff. And sadly, protective measures (e.g., clothing, barrier creams, soaps, and solvents) are often unsuccessful. Two groups of medical researchers in the United States have investigated the possibility that consumption of the homeopathic remedy Rhus tox might be an effective preventative measure against allergic reactions to the plant’s oils. In the first study, E. R. Gross, MD, evaluated whether the homeopathic remedy Rhus tox could help prevent poison ivy dermatitis by evaluating 455 patients, including 177 tree service workers, all with a history of poison ivy sensitivity. Subjects took Rhus tox until the end of poison ivy season. During the period of treatment with Rhus tox orally, Gross found 76.9% of subjects were either free of ivy dermatitis or experienced milder symptoms.2 In 2003, researchers Stein and Parsons published an open pilot study again using Rhus tox in the prevention of poison ivy dermatitis. They investigated 56 subjects ages 12 through 75 each of whom received the homeopathic remedy Rhus tox during the poison ivy season. Twenty-seven (48%) patients had less severe or fewer episodes of poison ivy dermatitis and 25 (45%) patients experienced no episodes of poison ivy dermatitis.3 You can read more about this topic here. 1.“Poisonous Plants.” Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Last modified July 7, 2016. Accessed March 14, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/plants/exposure.html. 2. Gross, E.R. “An oral antigen preparation in the prevention of poison ivy dermatitis: Results in 455 cases of ivy sensitivity.” Ind Med Surg. 1958: 27(3), 142–144. [PMID: 13513172]. 3. Stein, M.F., & Parsons, E. “Effectiveness in Oral Rhus tox Solution for Poison Ivy Prevention”. Int J Pharm Comp. 2003: 7(4), 273–275.|
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