Natural remedies for seasonal allergies

If you suffer from seasonal allergies (every spring and fall), many experts recommend natural remedies to trust. Whether it is the long-awaited transition from winter to spring or summer turning into fall, for many, the change of seasons means more than vacation plans and a new wardrobe: it may be the beginning of allergy season.

Sneezing, coughing, wheezing, runny, itchy, watery, red eyes – these are just some of the symptoms that they experience most of allergies each year, as the pollen is felt in the air.

Often, resolution or improvement of symptoms can only be done with a visit to the pharmacy, where they are provided a wide range of allopathic medicines. However, for a growing number of people with allergies, most alternatives to treat allergies are offered by Mother Nature. The advantage of this treatment is that side effects are reduced to using allopathic products.

Natural Remedies for allergy

Using natural products can be especially useful in mild allergies and can be considered as adjuvant therapy in severe allergies. Experts recommend using safe natural products to stop allergies, thinking that would be an alternative available to everyone, but in certain conditions.

In a study by Swiss researchers, it was shown that the effect of a preparation of bur consumed four times daily was as effective as that of an antihistamine, without the drowsiness reaction known to install. In another study, specialists in allergy and immunology, have confirmed the role of butterbur for allergic symptom suppression.

Other natural supplements, herbal, which could be used for allergies, nettle, and goldenseal are (beware, this product is not recommended for children) that, first, a powerful tonic.

A technique recommended by doctors, the role in reducing manifestations of allergic rhinitis, such as nasal washing with saline, using a nasal spray.

Some natural products that help to alleviate these symptoms include seasonal and seeds of grapes, which contain a type of flavonoid, quercetin, which acts beneficial especially in combination with vitamin C. scientifically proven fact that quercetin may control the release of histamine and other chemicals that cause allergic reactions.

Try to target attention from traditional medicine to your kitchen: you can find remedies against allergies, food as spicy or hot. Reason: experts say they help make breathing easier by thinning nasal secretions (once fluidified, mucus can be removed easily and smoothly clean nose). Among the spices recommended for this purpose enumerate red pepper, hot ginger, fenugreek, onion and garlic.

 What should you eat is more important than what you eat, as food intolerance is generally closely related to seasonal allergies. This is why we should pay special attention to diet to exclude any foods that seem to cause even a mild sensitivity (rash, diarrhea, cramps, etc..). Through this care, it eases the burden on the immune system which can reduce the impact caused by allergies easier.

According to studies, you should avoid to eat melon, banana, cucumber, sunflower seeds, chamomile and any supplement echinacea on, if you suffer from allergies to pollen rust.

Allergies in the home

If though you suffer from seasonal allergies, you spend more time inside than outside, the air conditioning could be guilty. Scientists believe that it may maintain or introduce irritating dust or pollen in the space where your daily activities. However, it was shown that even a device for purified air has no positive effect on the symptoms, once the allergy is coming into manifestation. Help would be a paper filter applied to the air conditioner when pollen is in the air in high concentrations.

Complementary Therapies

Along with natural treatments, allergies are significantly reduced by the intervention of Chinese medicine, namely acupuncture. This is based on the idea that stimulating points outside the body can cause reactions inside it, with the role of immune activation, for it to fight the allergen.

Another study, conducted on a sample of 26 patients with hay fever, acupuncture has been proven that reduced symptoms in all 26 cases, no side effects. Acupuncture can be particularly useful in patients suffering from multiple allergies and that overburden the immune system by exposure to multiple irritants.


Although many of the treatments offered by complementary medicine can get results in treating allergies, experts warn, however, that natural does not always mean better or safer. You must take into account the overdose that can occur even in the mildest preparations. Also overdose or adverse reactions, toxic, can occur if treatment is inappropriate or followed a long period of time.

It is important to not combine allopathic treatment with natural remedies without the doctor. For example, if your doctor recommends antihistamines and, in addition, the patient occurs without medical recommendation with natural substances with antihistamine properties, will not be the desired effect. If allergies are moderate to severe, a person should not try to treat yourself, because even the most (seemingly) harmless natural substances can amplify her allergy.

Doctors believe that the key to success – starting a treatment for allergies, before the onset of their symptoms: ideal – three weeks before allergy season begins.

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