Herbal medicines for allergies can provide fast and effective relief from symptoms. If your immune system reacts against substances that are not infectious or harmful, they have an allergy. An estimated 75% of childhood asthma is allergy related. If symptoms worsen during certain season, the causative factor is probably an allergy to plant pollen. Tree pollens cause problems in early spring, grass pollens strike in late spring and early summer. Weed pollens cause flare ups in late summer. Herbal medicine is a safe and effective way to reduce the symptoms associated with allergies.

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Symptoms

Allergic symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy nose and eyes, digestive disturbances, eczema and asthma.

Causes

Stress, poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, drugs, injury, surgery, digestive problems and genetic tendency can all predispose someone to allergies.

Herbs

Adaptogenic herbs such as Ashwagandha, Guduchi, Amalaki, Licorice, Shatavari, Aloe vera and Ginseng all increase immunity and help prevent allergic reactions.

Cats claw, Walnut, Turmeric, Burdock, Ginger, Myrrh, Cinnamon and Andrographis will combat symbiosis which predisposes to leaky guy syndrome and allergies.

Chamomile, Nettle, Lemon Balm and Yarrow soothe the allergic repose and inhibit histamine, which is responsible for inflammatory symptoms.

Other measures

Reduce allergenic foods such as dairy produce, citrus fruits, chocolate, peanuts, wheat or gluten, shellfish, food colouring and preservatives. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, sugar and junk foods, which increase susceptibility to allergies.

Apple Cider Vinegar is another great home remedy to keep symptoms at bay.

Local honey mixed with the apple cider vinegar will add further value

An herbal tea made with fresh nettles is a real tonic to reduce the symptoms of allergies

Vitamin C 500 mg twice daily

Magnesium 500 mg daily

Quercetin, a bioflavonoid found in citrus fruits, hope stone inhibit the secretion of histamine.

 

 

Source

The Complete Herbal Tutor by Anne McIntyre

Dr Axe 

Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman