What is Low histamine diet?

Category: Nutrition/Diets


All foods subjected to microbial fermentation in the manufacturing process contain histamine. Included in this category are cheeses, fermented soy products, other fermented foods (e.g. sauerkraut), alcoholic beverages, and vinegars.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergic asthma 1 0
Diarrhea 1 0
Fluid retention (edema) 1 1
Heart palpitations 1 1
Muscle aches 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Low histamine diet

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using Low histamine diet

Dosage Patients
100 daily 1


Currently using Low histamine diet

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Low histamine diet.