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Generic: Kiwi fruit
treats Respiratory problems and Energy enhancement

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This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer- reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( Kevin Hoehn, RPh, MBA, CGP (Faxton- St. Luke's Healthcare); Brian Szczechowski, PharmD (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Lisa Wendt, PharmD (Albany College of Pharmacy); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

Aleman A, Sastre J, Quirce S, et al. Allergy to kiwi: a double- blind, placebo- controlled food challenge study in patients from a birch- free area. J.Allergy Clin.Immunol. 2004;113(3):543- 550.

Chen L, Lucas JS, Hourihane JO, et al. Evaluation of IgE binding to proteins of hardy (Actinidia arguta), gold (Actinidia chinensis) and green (Actinidia deliciosa) kiwifruits and processed hardy kiwifruit concentrate, using sera of individuals with food allergies to green kiwifruit. Food Chem Toxicol 2006;44(7):1100- 1107.

Deters AM, Schroder KR, Hensel A. Kiwi fruit (Actinidia chinensis L.) polysaccharides exert stimulating effects on cell proliferation via enhanced growth factor receptors, energy production, and collagen synthesis of human keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and skin equivalents. J Cell Physiol 2005;202(3):717- 722.

Fiocchi A, Restani P, Bernardo L, et al. Tolerance of heat- treated kiwi by children with kiwifruit allergy. Pediatr.Allergy Immunol. 2004;15(5):454- 458.

Hemmer W, Focke M, Gotz M, et al. Sensitization to Ficus benjamina: relationship to natural rubber latex allergy and identification of foods implicated in the Ficus- fruit syndrome. Clin.Exp.Allergy 2004;34(8):1251- 1258.

Ko SH, Choi SW, Ye SK, et al. Comparison of the antioxidant activities of nine different fruits in human plasma. J Med Food 2005;8(1):41- 46.

Lucas JS, Grimshaw KE, Collins K, et al. Kiwi fruit is a significant allergen and is associated with differing patterns of reactivity in children and adults. Clin.Exp.Allergy 2004;34(7):1115- 1121.

Machado M, Sant'anna C, Aires V, Rodrigues PP, et al. [Latex and banana allergies in children with myelomeningocele in the city of Rio de Janeiro]. Rev Assoc Med Bras. 2004;50(1):83- 86.

Oppel T, Thomas P, Wollenberg A. Cross- sensitization between poppy seed and buckwheat in a food- allergic patient with poppy seed anaphylaxis. Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2006;140(2):170- 173.

Pradalier A, Leriche E, Trinh Ch et al. [The return of the prodigal child or allergy to ficus]. Allerg.Immunol.(Paris) 2004;36(9):326- 329.

Rodriguez J, Crespo JF, Burks W, et al. Randomized, double- blind, crossover challenge study in 53 subjects reporting adverse reactions to melon (Cucumis melo). J Allergy Clin.Immunol. 2000;106(5):968- 972.

Suli C, Parziale M, Lorini M, et al. Prevalence and risk factors for latex allergy: a cross sectional study on health- care workers of an Italian hospital. J Investig.Allergol.Clin.Immunol. 2004;14(1):64- 69.

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Thomas L, Low C, Webb C, et al. Naturally occurring fruit juices dislodge meat bolus obstruction in vitro. Clin.Otolaryngol.Allied Sci. 2004;29(6):694- 697.

Valls A, Pascual CY, Caballero MT, et al. [Latex allergy]. Allergol.Immunopathol.(Madr.) 2004;32(5):295- 305.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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