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

  • Catnip
  • Cats Claw
  • Cayenne
  • Dandelion Root
  • Echinacea Angustifolia
  • Echinacea Purpurea
  • Kelp
  • Quercetin
  • Red Clover
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Sheep Sorrel
  • Witch Hazel
  • Yellow Dock Root

Natural Cures and Remedies for Hives

Hives (f; APA); Immunodepression (f; WHO); Incontinence (1; WHO); Inflammation (1; APA; FNF); Itch (f; DAA); Lethargy (1; FNF); Low Blood Pressure (1; APA; DAA; SHT; WHO); Malaria (f; DAA); Myalgia (f; BGB); Myasthenia Gravis (1; WHO); Narcolepsy (1; WHO); Nasal Congestion (1; SKY); Nephrosis (f; DAA); Night Sweats (f; DAA); Obesity (1; AKT; BGB; SKY; WHO); Osteosis (f; APA; BGB; PH2); Pain (f; PH2; WHO); Pertussis (1; BGB); Pneumonia (1; BGB); Pulmonosis (1; WAM); Respirosis (2; APA; KOM); Rheumatism (f; HHB); Rhinosis (1; BGB; WHO); Sinusosis (2; DAA; WAM; WHO); Swelling (1; FNF); Tracheosis (f; DAA); Urticaria (1; WHO); Virus (f; WHO); Water Retention (1; APA; FNF; PED).

Much of the cleanup of old cells is performed by the immune system, chiefly various types of white blood cells. Increased wear and tear activates more white blood cells, which are a double-edged sword because they secrete more inflammation-producing chemicals. Immune cells may target specific sites in the body, such as joints, the heart, or bronchi, or migrate and cause more systemic inflammation. A study in the November 11, 2002, Archives of Internal Medicine described a strong relationship between frailty in elderly men and women and high levels of C-reactive protein and other signs of chronic inflammation. In addition, frail elderly people also had elevated prediabetic levels of glucose and insulin. All of these factors contribute to the breakdown and aging of tissues—that is, age-related wear and tear—which evolves into a wasting syndrome among many elderly people. Disturbingly, the researchers noted that the 4,700 seniors in their study were healthier on average than most other people in the same age group.

Catnip, Cats Claw, Cayenne, Dandelion Root, Echinacea Angustifolia, Echinacea Purpurea, Kelp, Quercetin, Red Clover, Sarsaparilla, Sheep Sorrel, Witch Hazel, Yellow Dock Root

Childbirth (f; WOI); Colic (f; WOI); Conjunctivosis (f; APA; LAF); Constipation (f; EFS; FAY); Convulsion (f; KEB); Cramp (1; LAF); Debility (f; DAA; FAY); Dermatosis (1; APA); Diabetes (1; APA); Diarrhea (f; APA; LAF); Dyspepsia (f; DAA); Edema (1; LAF); Emaciation (f; HHB); Epihydrosis (f; DAA); Fatigue (f; APA; LAF); Fever (1; APA; FAY; LAF); Food Poisoning (1; APA); Forgetfulness (f; LAF); Hepatosis (f; PHR; PH2); High Blood Pressure (1; APA; DAA; KEB; LAF; PHR; PNC); Hives (f; FAY); Hysteria (f; LAF); Immunodepression (1; LAF);

Nettle leaf is an example of a herb that improves the detoxification of the body. As such it is useful in skin conditions that are allergic in nature, such as eczema or urticaria (hives).

Chives are perennials native to Asia and Eastern Europe and can help with digestion and high blood pressure. When planting chives, be sure to give them time to germinate, as they are slow growers. Learn more about growing chives here, including harvesting tips.

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Chives) — Class 1 (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) (but PH2 designates no specific quantified dosage! JAD). Poison to mammals (USDA nomenclature database).