Home remedies for allergies
need to be ready, in case seasonal allergies strike.
They already hit me in the face… (No pun intended)
We pick up pollen spores from everywhere and it’s almost impossible to avoid breathing them through our mouths and nose, but home remedies for allergies can include some good air filtration inside your home.
The allergic condition is caused by an overactive immune system that responds to the allergen, usually the pollens.
In the spring, pollens usually come from trees (oak, elm, maple, alder, birch, juniper, and olive). In the early summer, pollens come from grasses (blue grasses, timothy, red top, and orchard grass).
In the late summer, pollens usually come from ragweed. Seasonal allergy is also caused by mold spores, which can be airborne for long periods of time in the spring, summer, and fall. This is another great time to use home remedies for allergies.
Allergic conjunctivitis, (a condition of the eye), may result when airborne substances, like pollens, get the eyes directly. Home remedies for allergies can be used to fight this also.
If you’re among those who suffer, like I do, consider home remedies for allergies like quercetin.
Quercetin is one of the most effective home remedies for allergies and is found in red wine, tea, onions, apples, and other plant foods, and works as an antihistamine without the side effects associated with synthetic hay fever medicines.
Quercetin is one of the better
home remedies for allergies
because it calms immune cells, preventing or reducing their release of histamines, the substances that cause allergy symptoms in the first place.
Many studies have investigated and validated the properties of this nutrient, which, in addition to relieving allergies, can also help treat asthma.
But beyond its antihistamine activity, quercetin also has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Let’s look at this nutrient’s other health benefits.
Home Remedies For Allergies
For Endurance Boosting
The University of South Carolina researchers tested the effects of quercetin on the endurance levels of 12 college students, who weren’t exceptionally active.
They were given 500 mg’s of quercetin, taken twice daily for seven days, and it increased endurance by 13 percent.
Plus, quercetin increased oxygen utilization, a measure of cardiovascular fitness, by almost 4%.
Home remedies for allergies have been studied by the government too…
The study, which was partially funded by the Department of Defense, was published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
More Benefits Using Home Remedies For Allergies
Other research has found that quercetin protects against heart disease by helping keep arteries dilated, reducing blood pressure and decreasing plaque build-up.
The nutrient has also relieved interstitial cystitis, “bladder pain” that’s often accompanied by an urgent need to urinate, as well as symptoms of prostate inflammation (prostatitis).
Research at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that quercetin also reduces risk of lung cancer among smokers and has general anticancer properties.
Researchers in Britain found that quercetin can significantly reduce risk for colon cancer.
Home Remedies for Allergies
Seasonal allergy relief: Quercetin is often found in combination with bromelain, an enzyme from pineapple that helps to balance immune function.
Homeopathy: Seasonal First Aid Home Remedies For Allergies
Albert Levy, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and New York Medical College, recommends homeopathic remedies.
“There are no side effects, no interactions with any medications, and they are safe for everyone, including children and the elderly,” he says, “So why not try them before you go to see your doctor?” I couldn’t agree more!
Doctor Levy says, try Histaminum and Sabadilla, and add other remedies that match your symptoms. “If these don’t bring relief, you may be suffering from something other than seasonal allergies.”
One complaint of a friend of mine said, “It takes so much longer to get over my illness than going to the doctor for a shot.” Of course, she was running a fever of 103, before she contacted me.
Home remedies for allergies do work, so get your natural ingredients together, if you haven’t already.
Author: Steve Berchtold