Treating Allergies With Herbs

Allergies can be really uncomfortable and agonizing. Thousands of people suffer from allergies and they have to be conscious about their specific allergens all through their life to keep away from the disgusting allergy attacks. Certain food, dust, animals etc can cause allergies in certain people. Dust allergy is the most common one found among most people. Sneezing, coughing, irritations, itchy skin, etc are characteristic to allergies.

Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine and is found in berries, plums, broccoli, spinach, peppers and citrus fruits. Nettle is also known for its properties for healing allergies. Nettle and angelica can be used to make teas during an allergy attack. Licorice can reduce the symptoms of allergy and bring down inflammation. Chilly peppers prevent the secretion of excessive fluids and are beneficial for allergies.

Castor oil can be consumed with water or fruit juices in the morning on an empty stomach to relieve the irritations of allergy. Lime is an excellent remedy for all sorts of allergies. As a long term treatment lime juice can be taken with lukewarm water and honey in the mornings on an empty stomach. This flushes out all toxins and will improve your health factor. Vegetable juices are also beneficial for allergies. Carrots, beets and cucumber juices should be consumed at least once in a day while having allergies.

Gingko biloba is an antihistamine and also has anti-inflammatory properties. This is a wonderful herb in the treatment of allergies, especially asthma. Reishi mushrooms also have antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties to fight asthma and other allergies. Chamomile tea can reduce the duration of hay fever. Ephedra can relieve congestions and bronchial spasms. Eucalyptus can be used for steam inhalation that relieves congestion and will release the secretions. Eyebright can reduce the symptoms of hay fever. Ginger has antimicrobial properties and can also reduce inflammation. A hot ginger tea can be soothing and comforting during an allergy attack. ‘s wort is helpful in reducing sinus headaches.

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Purple coneflower is an immunity enhancing herb and is used in the treatment of allergies. This herb can give long term results if taken regularly. Garlic is an antiviral and helps relieve the irritations of allergy. Cinnamon also has antihistamine properties and can be used during allergies to reduce the symptoms and duration. Drinking a hot peppermint tea can also be relaxing and soothing. Parsley can help release the body’s antihistamines and hence can stimulate the fight against allergies. Elder flowers are used in the treatment of hay fever and can also relieve bronchial irritations. Rosemary can relieve asthma and allergies.

The first step in treating allergies is identifying your allergen and staying away from it. Develop a positive attitude towards everything around you and incorporate a habit of praying and being thankful for your blessings.

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