Study on the Anti-allergic Effect of Armeniacae Semen Herbal Acupuncture Solution

행인약침(杏仁藥鍼)이 항알레르기에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Yu-Seung (Dept. of Meridian & Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongeui University) ;
  • Song, Choon-Ho (Dept. of Meridian & Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongeui University)
  • 김유승 (동의대학교 한의과대학 경혈학교실) ;
  • 송춘호 (동의대학교 한의과대학 경혈학교실)
  • Published : 2007.12.27

Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine the anti-allergic effect in vivo, and to observe single toxicity in mice of Armeniacae Semen herbal acupuncture solution (ASHA). Methods : We investigated anti DNP IgE-mediated passive cutaneous anaphylaxis in rodents and compound 48/80-induced active systemic anaphylatic shock in mice after treatment at both BL13 with ASHA of 25 ${\mu}{\ell}$(mice) or 50 ${\mu}{\ell}$(rats) 3 times for 5 days. To ascertain safety and toxicity of ASHA, we examined single toxicity test. In single test, three groups were treated with different dosages of ASHA (ASHA250, ASHA500 and ASHA1000) according to on Korean Food and Drug Administration, respectively. We observed attentively motality, abnormal clinical sign, body weight change, and organ weight of mice after ASHA treatment. Results : ASHA inhibited passive cutaneous anaphylaxis and active systemic anaphylatic shock by oral administration. During toxicity experiment period, there was no difference in body weight change, and organ weight among different dose groups. Death were not found in single test i.p. group. (ASHA250, ASHA500 and ASHA1000). Several individuals of single test i.p. group were observed yellow brown discharge around anus in early period after administration. Conclusions : These results indicate that ASHA have inhibition effects on passive cutaneous anaphylaxis and active systemic anaphylatic shock, and suggest that has some toxicity in high dosage.