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Effective Herbal Remedies for Allergy

By Christopher Jacoby | Allergies | Rating:

Often, allergy symptoms can make you miserable. There are different kinds of allergies; you can be allergic to molds, animal dander, hay, pollens, or things that activate your antibodies when you touch or inhale them, the irritating allergy symptoms are all similar:

  • Itchy throat, ears, eyes, and nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Tightness in chest
  • Fever
  • Coughing, sneezing

In people with allergy, their immunity is still working perfectly by giving watery eyes, runny nose, and generally making their life miserable. As irritating as these allergy symptoms can be, they are self-defense mechanisms that are protecting our body by resisting what it considers to be a toxic substance. Helping our body get rid of those toxins is more important than taking in medications and let the toxins stay inside your body. Your body should get enough rest and certain cleansing procedures if you're experiencing allergic symptoms. Fortunately, a few herbal remedies may help alleviate some of those symptoms and improve your immune system, which will lower your sensitivity to new allergens.

One of the most common herbal remedies for allergy is bee pollen. It has proven to be among the best herbs/foods that will help to improve any kind of allergies. When the bees return to the hive after a busy day of feeding on plants and flowers, their hind legs will be covered with pollens. It spreads the pollen to other plants and instrumental in maintaining the plant's reproductive life. Beekeepers use special tools to gather collected pollen into a special container when the bees enter the hive.

Bee pollen contains many useful nutrients, including:

  • Vitamin A
  • B-complex vitamins
  • Vitamin C
  • Enzymes
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Iron

Bee pollen is an excellent survival food as it contains all substances required by our body to maintain healthy life. Bee pollen can be very effective when used before the beginning of allergy season. Those who suffer seasonal allergy attacks should take bee pollen three months beforehand while slowly increasing the dosage as the allergy season hits. You should maintain the dosage during the entire time, or increase it as needed.

It is recommended to get local bee pollen from the nearest bee farm, as it is likely to be more effective than factory-packaged bee pollen. If you have chronic allergies, bee pollen taken fresh from the nature may cause more severe reactions at first. Bee pollen gradually helps your body in improving resistance to the external allergens. Taking bee pollen is like inoculating your body against allergies as it strengthens your body by nourishing it with essential nutrients, any bee pollen product can prove helpful, however you should begin with minimal doses first and slowly work your way up.

There are many good herbal remedies for the respiratory system exist, for example horseradish, which can immediately clear out your sinuses. It is a potent herb (and also condiment) and must be used with caution, as it could burn sensitive tissues. Often, horseradish is combined with other herbal combinations to treat respiratory system, such as boneset, mullein, fennel, and fenugreek.

Pantothenic acid and vitamin C can help to slow down or arrest allergy attacks, and they are beneficial in most severe cases. These nutrients are water-soluble and any excess can easily be removed from your body and won't be accumulated like fat-soluble vitamin. There may not be an effective way to get rid of your body from airborne allergens, however there are a few tips you can use to change your surrounding:

* If you are resistant to allergy during hay fever season but have other allergy symptoms, you might be allergic to dust, mold spores, or other airborne allergens. Pinpointing exactly what you're allergic to, could be helpful in the recovery process, for example, by eliminating allergens at the source.

* Clean all pillows, bedding, and linens thoroughly. They tend to harbor spores and dust mites, which will irritate your respiratory system and worsen your sneezing symptoms. When washing them, add a little eucalyptus oil as it is useful in killing dust mites and other small pests. Allergenic covers and pillowcase should be put on your existing bedding. They are available in most natural health product stores.

* If you live in a dry climate and are sensitive to dust, a humidifier can help lower the amount of flying dust in your room. Pure essential lemon oil or oils from other citrus fruits can help purify your room. If you are sensitive to molds, a humidifier isn't a good choice as it may accelerate mold growth. In wet and cold climate, you can limit mold and fungus growth by diffusing eucalyptus or tea tree oil (both are excellent anti-fungal remedies).

* If you have eye irritation, try herbal eyewash by making a tea from turmeric root, bayberry, red raspberry, and eyebright. Make sure to strain all traces of herbs from the tea. When it is cool, get a dropper and put a few drops on your infected, swollen, or itching eyes. This could help tone your eyes and remove the itch. You can refrigerate the tea and don't keep it for more than a couple of days at a time.

* A glass of lemonade with a little capsicum is a good cleansing beverage that can be taken each day to help purify your system and get rid of irritants from the body, just make a glass of fresh homemade lemonade, and add a little cayenne pepper. It tastes sour while slightly hot.





Christopher Jacoby

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