Natural Remedies for Allergy Attacks
Do you suffer from allergies and are looking for natural remedies?
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Natural Remedies for Allergy Attacks There are quite a number of drugs which aretried by people suffering from allergies to treat their allergies when they occur.Some already know what to do and take but still this can be a nuisance orbothersome and painful at times. I believe that it would be more sensible if youtry to prepare your body and mind before your allergies attack.Below are some of the natural remedies which you may find helpful in preventing your allergies. Quercetin is a plant which comes from a compound known as bioflavonoid and it helps in stabilizing mast cells which prevents them from giving out histamine. Quercetin is likewise an antioxidant which helps removes radicals which can damage cells that lead to cancer. Foods such as apples, parsley, tea, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, wine and citrus fruits are high in quercetin. If you are suffering from allergy it is best to build up enough of this before allergy season. But if you are inflicted with disease in the liver or pregnant or nursing do not use quercetin. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in cold-water fish, walnuts and flaxseed oil. You may try adding a dash of horseradish or chili peppers to you food to keep your airways clear especially during the pollen season. If you use antihistamine in treating your allergy but you do not have it at the moment you may try stinging nettle which acts in the same way as those medications sold to treat allergies. Stinging nettle does not have any bad side effects such as dry mouth and drowsiness like those over-the-
counter drugs. Nettle is a popular weed in several parts of the United States but they are usually sold in capsules. There have been studies which have shown that the effect of nettle will only provide relief for a few hours. You may want to make your own teas with stinging nettle but be sure to wear gloves when touching it. Butterbur is a popular weed in Europe and is another alternative treatment for allergies. It works like an antihistamine but it may be difficult to find in the United States. A Swiss study reported that it was found to be as effective as cetirizine an ingredient in Zyrtec. Although unlike cetirizine which causes drowsiness, butterbur does not. Just be careful when you are about to take this because it may worsen your allergy symptoms since it is included in the ragweed family. There are new studies which found gentler methods to adapt your body to pollen and other allergens. This therapy is called the Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) also called an allergy shot has been commonly utilized. You will be injected with diluted doses of allergens in order to help build up your immune system over a period of time. The therapy starts before the pollen season for people with seasonal allergies but it can also be used to treat all-year round allergies. Although allergy shots sometimes takes a few years to take effect. Some people suffering from allergies suffer from harsh effects from this treatment. Studies show that people who used SLIT are less likely to have runny noses and lessen their sneezing. Whatever allergies you have whether it is seasonal or all-year round thesenatural remedies should be able to let you go out and enjoy the sunshine withoutyou worrying about the next allergy attack. Learn more about Natural Remedies for Allergies here.