Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The following herbs may be of some benefit in treating allergies:

  • Butterbur may help relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
  • Milk thistle may improve symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
  • Phleum pratense may help relieve symptoms associated with asthma.

If you're interested in adding alternative therapies to your treatment plan, always talk with your doctor first. He or she can help you understand which therapies are most likely to help in your case. Your doctor can also provide information about potential health risks and drug interactions.

Jan. 29, 2013