Food Allergies and Homoeopathy- A Narrative Review

  • Vaishali H. Shinde Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Mumbai Under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry Of AYUSH Govt. of India. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8707-5942
  • Ramesh Bawaskar Research Officer (H.)/Scientist-3, Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Mumbai
  • K.C. Muraleedharan Assistant Director (H.), National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Kottayam, Kerala

Abstract

Abstract


Allergy, formally called type I (or immediate) hypersensitivity  is one of four or more forms of hypersensitivity manifesting in various forms like, Atopic eczema, Allergic urticaria, Allergic rhinitis, Allergic asthma, , Food allergy,  etc.  The growing incidence of Food allergy needs attention since its burden is mainly on children and adolescents. Various factors has been attributed to the growing incidence of food allergy such as food habits, cooking habits, cultural differences, various developmental parameters and exchange of food products. The World Allergy Organization has estimated 220 to 550 million people suffering from food allergy with a large chunk of population from the developed countries. No concrete data is available on status of food allergy in India though some sporadic research has been published. In spite of diligent research worldwide, an effective mechanism to cure this condition has not been evolved till today. Since effectiveness of homeopathy has been proved in various allergy conditions, the modality of using the same has been explored in this article.


 


Key words: Food allergy, Homoeopathy, Type I hypersensitivity 

Keywords: Food allergy, Homoeopathy, Type I hypersensitivity

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Author Biographies

Vaishali H. Shinde, Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Mumbai Under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry Of AYUSH Govt. of India.

Research Officer (H.)/Scientist-3, Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Mumbai Under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry Of AYUSH Govt. of India.

Ramesh Bawaskar, Research Officer (H.)/Scientist-3, Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Mumbai

Research Officer (H.)/Scientist-3, Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Mumbai Under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry Of AYUSH Govt. of India.

K.C. Muraleedharan, Assistant Director (H.), National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Kottayam, Kerala

Assistant Director (H.), National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Kottayam, Kerala

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