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The efficacy, effectiveness, safety and working mechanisms of Citrus/ Cydonia comp. for hay fever
Introduction: Citrus/Cydonia compositum (comp.) is an anthroposophic medicinal product (AMP), which contains extracts of lemon (Citrus limon) and quince (Cydonia oblonga). For more than ninety years, Citrus/Cydonia comp. has been prescribed, especially as a subcutaneous injection or a nasal spray for seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) patients, but also, based on the anthroposophic whole medical system working mechanism, for other indications. Here we provide a scientific overview of the efficacy, effectiveness, safety and working mechanisms of this AMP, and its rational use for SAR and other, non-SAR indications.