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Formula Highlight - Dr. Li's Food Allergy Herbal Formula 2

Bowls of ingredients which symbolize common food allergies

Drawing from her latest FDA clinical trial research and years of clinical experience, Dr. Xiu-Min Li presented her top treatment approaches to food allergies, food sensitivities, and eczema during her lecture "Traditional Chinese Medicine for Allergy & Inflammation" on July 16th, 2022.

Dr. Li shared how she and her research collaborators launched an FDA Investigational New Drug for Clinical Study of Botanical Drug Development for Food Allergy research project. She also reported that the team created a food allergy-specific formula informed by the classic TCM Mume formula (Wu Mei Wan) formulated by an ancient physician over 2000 years ago.

From this inspiration, the Food Allergy Herbal Formula-2 (FAHF-2) was developed. The herbal constituents of FAHF-2 are shown in Figure 1 and the ingredients and their occupied percentages of the formula are listed below in Table 1: 

 Fig 1. Herbal components of FAHF-2. A, Photographic illustration of 9 herbal constituents of FAHF-2 formula. B, 3-Dimensional HPLC fingerprint of FAHF-2. FAHF, Food Allergy Herbal Formula; HPLC, high-performance liquid chromatography (Wang et al., 2021)

FAHF-2 ingredients and percent occupied

Table 1. The composition of FAHF-2 (Chen et al., 2021)


Through extensive research and clinical trials, FAHF-2 has been demonstrated to be highly effective in improving food hypersensitivity. Dr. Li and her collaborators continue to research TCM's role in supporting those who suffer from allergies and inflammation.

Dr. Li has contributed to numerous publications in which other herbal formulas to support patients with allergies and inflammation are shared. To view her impressive publication list, please click HERE

All herbal ingredients of FAHF-2 are available through Treasure of the East, and they are collaborating with Dr. Li to provide proprietary formulas in the future! The most up-to-date information regarding this partnership will be shared through the Treasure of the East Newsletter.


Chen X, Lai J, Song Y, Yang N, Gnjatic S, Gillespie V, Hahn W, Chefitz E, Pittman N, Jossen J, Benkov K, Dubinsky M, Li X-M and Dunkin D. (2021) Butanol Purified Food Allergy Herbal Formula-2 Has an Immunomodulating Effect ex-vivo in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease Subjects. Front. Med. 8:782859. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.782859
Wang Z, Wang ZZ, Geliebter J, Tiwari R, Li XM. Traditional Chinese medicine for food allergy and eczema. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2021 Jun;126(6):639-654. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2020.12.002. Epub 2020 Dec 10. PMID: 33310179.

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