Allergies

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Allergies:

  • Black Seed Oil
  • Boswellia
  • Bupleurum Root
  • Butterbur
  • Cayenne
  • Chamomile
  • Citrus Bioflavonoids
  • Eyebright
  • Fenugreek
  • Feverfew
  • Horehound
  • Lobelia
  • Msm
  • Mullein Leaf
  • Nettle
  • Quercetin
  • Reishi Mushroom Glucomannan

Natural Cures and Remedies for Allergies

In this chapter you have learned about the impressive anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin E. It lowers levels of CRP and many other pro-inflammatory compounds, and it reduces the risk of coronary artery disease. In addition, vitamin E supplements can, for many people, ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, and Alzheimer’s disease. In the next chapter you will read about three nutrients that play a central role in maintaining and rebuilding tissues in the body.

First, try to reduce your exposure to inflammation triggers. For example, if you have food allergies, make a point of avoiding troublesome foods. Similarly, if you are a weekend-warrior athlete who frequently gets injured, it might be good to take up a more moderate and regular physical activity, such as swimming or walking. Repeated injuries keep revving up the body’s inflammatory response.

Black Seed Oil, Boswellia, Bupleurum Root, Butterbur, Cayenne, Chamomile, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Eyebright, Fenugreek, Feverfew, Horehound, Lobelia, Msm, Mullein Leaf, Nettle, Quercetin, Reishi Mushroom Glucomannan

Perhaps the best and safest over-the-counter allergy medication is cromolyn sodium, sold under the brand name NasalCrom. Cromolyn sodium is actually a synthetic flavonoid. It works by desensitizing cells in the nasal cavity that would otherwise react to an allergen and appears to have no systemic side effects, an effect that has similarities to the natural flavonoids in vegetables and fruit. NasalCrom is a nasal spray, and it is most effective when used several times a day, starting two weeks before pollen exposure. It also may help in dealing with allergies to cats and dogs. Other advantages to NasalCrom are that it is nonsedating and its activity appears limited to nasal tissues.

An ‘allergy’ can be described as sensitiveness of the body to a substance which does not normally affect other persons. There are innumerable substances in the environment which can cause mild to violent reactions in many people. These reactions range from true allergies due to intolerance of certain foods and substances, to those resulting from pollution.

Considerable research has shown that people eating diets rich in alpha-linolenic acid, EPA, and DHA—think fish and vegetables—are less prone to inflammatory diseases. Research has similarly shown that supplements containing EPA, DHA, and GLA have striking anti-inflammatory properties in arthritis, allergies, asthma, and many other

All of these stressful changes take a toll on the body and help deplete nutrients, so it is wise to reduce the symptoms of food allergies to relieve immediate discomfort and to lessen long-term wear and tear.