Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1997 Feb; 17(2): 70-2.
[Clinical and experimental study for allergic rhinitis with treatment of biminkang mixture]
Urumqi General Hospital of Lanzhou Military Region.
OBJECTIVE: To observe the efficacy of Biminkang in treating allergic rhinitis. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-four cases of allergic rhinitis were treated with the Chinese medicine Biminkang mixture mainly consisted of the Kazak folk herb Artemisia rupestis L. and in 52 cases of allergic rhinitis were treated as the control with the patent medicine Biyankang. RESULTS: The total effective rates in both groups are 93.9% and 69.2% respectively. After stopping the medications, the recurrence rates were 46.8% and 87.1%. Biminkang was better than Biyankang in short or long term of effectiveness (P < 0.01). Pharmacological study demonstrated Biminkang played a significant role of resisting histamine, inhibiting allergic reaction I and stabilizing cell membrane of mastocyte. CONCLUSION: Biminkang mixture is an effective drug in treating allergic rhinitis.