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E15. Allergic Rhinitis


1. 桂枝汤治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Guizhi Tang for allergic rhinitis)

桂枝 9 克,白芍 9 克,炙甘草 3 克,生姜 三片,大枣 5 枚。

Guizhi 9 g, Baishao 9 g, Zhi Licorice 3 g, Ginger three slides, Chinese date five.

水煎服。Cook in water. Drink the herbal tea.

2. 杏仁苏叶汤治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Apricot Zisu Tang for allergic Rhinitis)

杏仁 9 克,紫苏 6 克,桔梗 6 克,前胡 6 克。

Apricot kernel 9 g, Zisu leaf 6 g, Jigen 6 g, Qianhu 6 g.

水煎服。Cook in water. Drink the herbal tea.

3. 丹皮治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Danpi for allergic rhinitis)

丹皮 100 克

Danpi (Rose stem peel) 100 g.

水煎服。Cook in water. Drink the herbal tea.

4. 劫敏汤治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Jieming Tang for allergic rhinitis)

黄芪 10 克,诃子肉 10 克,生地 10 克,乌梅 10 克,豨莶草 10 克,柴胡 3 克,防风 6 克,蜂蜜 30 克(兑服)

Huangqi 10 g, Hezi 10 g, Shengdid 10 g, Black plum 10 g, Xixiancao 10 g, Chaihu 3 g, Fangfeng 6 g, Honey 30 g (add in when drink)

水煎服。Cook in water. Drink the herbal tea.


If the person feels chilly, dislikes cold, with white tongue covering, and thin pulse, add Xixin and Bipo; If the person has lots of clear nose running, add Shiliupi, Yizhiren; if the condition comes back again and again, hard to solve, add more amount of Huangqi, Chaihu and Fangfeng.

5. 桂枝汤加治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Guizhi Tang for Allergic rhinitis)

桂枝 9 克,白芍 9 克,炙甘草 4.5 克,生姜 3 克,大枣 5 枚,葶苈子 15 克,蝉蜕 9 克 (葶苈子和蝉蜕研细末,分三次吞服)

Guizhi 9 g, Baishao 9 g, Zhi Licorice 4.5 g, Ginger 3 g, Chinese date 5, Tinglizi 15 g, Chantui 9 g (The Tinglize and Chantui are ground into fine powder. Drink it by three times with the herbal tea).

水煎服。Cook in water. Drink the herbal tea.


If the person is with Qi deficiency condition, add Huangqi, Dangshen and Baizhu.


If the person has sticky running nose with yellow in color, add Huangbo, and Huangqin.


If the headache and stuffy nose are severe, add Gaoben, Chuanxiong, Baizhi , Jiangcan and Xinyi.


If the running nose is very severe without end, add Wuweizi, Hezi and black plum.

本方治疗过敏性鼻炎20 例,治愈 18 例,结果不明2 例。

This formula has been used to 20 cases with allergic rhinitis. Among them, 18 cases were cured. The result for 2 cases were not clear.


6. 甘草炮姜汤治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Licorice and Pao ginger for allergic rhinitis)

甘草 20 克,炮姜 10 克。

Licorice 20 g, Pao ginger 10 g.

水煎服。Cook in water. Drink the herbal tea.

7. 细辛白芷滴鼻方治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Xixin Baizhi Fang for allergic rhinitis)

细辛 2 克,白芷 15 克,辛夷 15 克,川芎 15 克,漏芦 20 克,薄荷 10 克

Xixin 2 g, Baizhi 15 g, Xinyi 15 g, Chuanxiong 15 g, Loulu 20 g, Mint 10 g.

研细末。取七根连须大葱白,洗净,捣烂,去掉粗纤维后,与 10 克药粉混合,加香油调成稀糊状,以能自然滴下为度。每天用3-4 滴滴鼻,每次3 - 5 滴。

Grind the herbs into fine powder. Use seven Chinese leek stems (with tassel), chop it into mud form, remove its coarse fiber, mix it with 10 gram of such herbal powder. Then add some sesame oil to make the mixture into very thin paste (the mixture should be able to drop down by itself). Drop 3-5 drops of the thin paste into the nose, 3-4 times a day.

8. 苍耳子治疗鼻涕不断 (Canger seeds for running nose).

苍耳子 3-6 克,研细末,开水冲服。

Canger seeds 3 - 6 g, grind into fine powder. Drink it with warm water.

9. 川芎鹅不食草治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Chuanxiong Ebushicao for allergic rhinitis)

川芎 30 克,鹅不食草 30 克,细辛 6 克,辛夷 6 克,青黛 3 克

Chuanxiong 30 g, Ebushicao 30 g, Xixin 6 g, Xinyi 6 g, Qindai 3 g.


Grind into fine powder. To use, let the patient hold cold water in mouth. Blow the herbal powder into the nose. It is aimed to let the patient to have sneeze for healing.

10. 辛夷苍耳子散吹鼻子治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Xinyi Cangerzi powder blowing into nose for allergic rhinitis)

辛夷 10 克, 苍耳子 10 克,白芷 10 克,丝瓜络 10 克,绿矾 5 克,薄荷 8 克

Xinyi 10 g, Cangerzi 10 g, Baizhi 10 g, Siguateng 10 g, Green alum 5 g, Mint 8 g.

研细末。取 0.1 克吹鼻。 每天三次。10天为一个疗程。

Grind into fine powder. Take 0.1 g of the mixture to blow into nose. Do it three times a day. Ten-day is one healing period.


11. 克敏灵外敷治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Keminling application for allergic rhinitis)

白芥子 2 份,元胡,甘遂,白芷,细辛,各1份

White mustard 2 parts, Yuanhu, Gansui, Baizhi, Xixin,  1 part for each.


Grind into fine powder. Add fresh ginger juice to make it into mud form. Apply it onto the Dazhui, Feiyu, Gaohuang, Shenyu and Tanzhong point on the body. Cover with gauze and seal with medical tapes. Keep for three hours. Do it once every five days. Three-time is one healing period.


12. 石菖蒲皂角刺塞鼻子治疗过敏性鼻炎 (Shichangpu Zaojiaoci filling in nose for the treatment of allergic rhinitis)


Shichangpu, Zaojiaoci, equal amount.


Grind in powder. Fold in a layer of cotton into a ball form. Fill into nose. Do it three times a day.



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