Allergies

Homeopathic Remedies for Allergies

Allergic reactions develop because of the hypersensitivity reactions of the body’s immune system, after exposure to some substances such as environmental pollutants, pollen, foods and dust. Some people are allergic to smoke and dust, while others observe atopic reactions to cold foods and/or weather. Hence, a specific allergen is not harmful to the people. Food allergies, eczema, asthma and hay fever are triggered by some health conditions.

Generally, it is difficult to detect the allergen. Allergy tests such as allergy blood testing or allergy skin testing are conducted for diagnosing the condition. After detecting the cause, allergy relief treatments are given. These involve injections, nasal sprays and administering medications for combating immune system response to a specific allergen. As allopathic drugs have some side effects, people are more concerned about the homeopathic remedies for allergies.

Homeopathic Remedies for Allergies:

One can find numerous homeopathic medicines for allergies in the drugstore. Select the appropriate medicine according to the allergen and the symptoms may be confusing. Thus, consult an expert before using these medicines. Following are some commonly advise homeopathic remedies for allergies:

Euphrasia:

This is the wonderful remedy for allergies in children with signs such as sensitivity to light spectrum, nasal discharge and watery eyes. Before using this, consult an expert for possible side effects.

Honey and Lime Juice:

This makes an effective remedy for all allergic reactions. Prepare fresh lemon juice and add a tablespoon of honey to it and drink it every day, for a month. This remedy gives relief from any kind of allergies.

Chamomile:

This is another effective remedy for both adults and children, who are very sensitive to allergic reactions. Anti-inflammatory properties present in this help in overcoming skin inflammation, muscle pain, food allergies and fatigue.

Licorice Root:

This is a traditional herb which has been used from centuries. You can take this in either powder, syrup or tea form. Licorice treats digestive problems, bronchial congestion, chronic cough and sore throat. Allergy symptoms in children cab be reduced by chewing a licorice stick.

Butterbur:

Tablets and extracts of butterbur are widely used for treating allergies. Apart from reducing the symptoms of seasonal allergies, butterbur is used as medicine for some health conditions like migraine, chronic cough and stomach cramps.

Green Tea:

It contains antioxidants which decrease the excessive production of histamine, a inflammatory substance. Add a tablespoon of honey to the green tea and drink it twice a day. In a couple of weeks you will notice the improvements in the symptoms.

Quercetin:

This is a medication for seasonal allergies. Quercetin indirectly aids in relieving hay fever symptoms by reducing histamine secretion.

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