Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 2003  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 152--159

Evaluation of a combination of a unani pharmacopeal preparation (Itrifal ustukhudoos) with cloves (Qaranfal) in allergic rhinitis -A preliminary clinical study


Syed Asif Hussain, AB Khan, MY Siddiqui, T Latafat, T Kidwai 
 Department of Moalejat (Medicine), Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

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Syed Asif Hussain
Department of Moalejat (Medicine), Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
India

Allergic Rhinitis is typically characterized by sneezing, rhinorrhoea, nasal obstruction, nasal, conjunctival & pharyngeal itching and lacrimation all occurring in a temporal relation to allergen exposure. The peak incidence of this disease occurs in childhood and adolescence, with most of the cases belonging to the atopic category. There is a high incidence of patients of allergic rhinitis attending the outdoor sections of Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College Hospital. Many of them are dissatisfied with conventional anti-histaminic drugs. An open study was carried out on 20 such patients aged between 15 to 50 years to evaluate the clinical efficacy of a unani pharmacopeal preparation [Itrifal ustukhudoos ] added with cloves [qaranfal]. Preliminary clinical study showed promising results. The study is into the next phase in which a comparative double-blind trial is being conducted with this combination and Allegra (Fexofenadine hydrochloride).


How to cite this article:
Hussain SA, Khan A B, Siddiqui M Y, Latafat T, Kidwai T. Evaluation of a combination of a unani pharmacopeal preparation (Itrifal ustukhudoos) with cloves (Qaranfal) in allergic rhinitis -A preliminary clinical study.Ancient Sci Life 2003;22:152-159


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Hussain SA, Khan A B, Siddiqui M Y, Latafat T, Kidwai T. Evaluation of a combination of a unani pharmacopeal preparation (Itrifal ustukhudoos) with cloves (Qaranfal) in allergic rhinitis -A preliminary clinical study. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];22:152-159
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