Improving the Symptoms of Chronic Allergic Rhinitis Based on Persian Medicine Measures and Pomegranate Paste: A Case Report

Document Type : Case study



About 10-25% of people worldwide suffer from allergic rhinitis. Due to reduced quality of life and work and educational productivity caused by allergic rhinitis, billions of dollars are spent annually due to minimized production. Although effective symptomatic treatments for this disease are available in conventional medicine, about 30% of patients use complementary medicine for their treatment to avoid the side effects of medications.
The present study reported a 40-year-old woman with a warm mizaj, referred to a health center of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences. Her main complaints were secondary nasal congestion and chronic allergic rhinitis. Her history showed symptoms of participatory gastric involvement and mild postnasal discharge. She also had a lot of imaging done for the polyp. The tests showed that she was prediabetic and controlled by walking. After completing the total nasal symptom score (TNSS) questionnaire and other questionnaires to determine the mizaj and demographic characteristics in the first treatment session, considering her symptoms and participatory gastric involvement, a possible diagnosis of nazleh  was proposed. Therefore, she was prescribed to change her lifestyle by some measures, avoid certain foods in her diet and eat one tablespoon of pomegranate paste daily after each meal. The TNSS questionnaire was completed, and the results obtained in the first month were compared with the results obtained in the second month. Finally, after two months of intervention, the score obtained from the questionnaire decreased significantly.
The use of Persian Medicine such as pomegranate paste and Persian Medicine actions were helpful in this case, significantly improving allergic rhinitis symptoms.