Effect of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Food Allergy (ages 12-45 years)

ID Number 02-0527

Principal Investigator(s)
Xiu-Min Li

Department(s) or Division(s)
Allergy and Immunology

Research Entity
Jaffe Food Allergy Institute


Food allergy is a growing and serious health concern in the United States and is now the leading cause of anaphylactic reactions. Peanut and tree nut allergies account for approximately 80% of fatal and near fatal anaphylactic reactions. At present, there is no definitive treatment for peanut or other food allergies. We generated Food Allergy Herbal Formula-2 (FAHF-2) derived from a traditional Chinese medicine formula. Phase I of this trial showed FAHF-2 was safe and well tolerated in people with multiple food allergies.  This Phase II trial will determine the effectiveness of FAHF-2 when used as a treatment for food allergy. One may qualify for this study if s/he is between age 12-45 years old and has a food allergy to peanut, tree nut, sesame, fish, or shellfish.  ClinicalTrials.gov Study Page

Contact Information
Jaime Ross
(212) 241-6577

Recruiting Patients: No