Herbs For Allergies Treatment

Herbs For AllergiesAllergies occur when our body defense system i.e. immune system makes a mistake while identifying a harmless substances as an allergen. To naturally releases the immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody to neutralize the allergen. The antibodies remain in the bloodstream. Once the allergen returns to the human body, the immune system triggers the release of chemicals like histamine.

To treat allergies doctors prescribe medications like –

  • Antihistamines that relieve the basic allergic symptoms.
  • Topical creams that treat hives and dermatitis.
  • Bronchodilators that help clear the congested bronchial tubes and airways to improve breathing.
  • Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation and prevent allergy attacks from recurring.

Here are some Herbs For Allergies Treatment

Herbs also help a great deal in curing allergies. Simple herbal remedies can relieve the symptoms of allergies without any side effects. If you are prone to certain allergy that keeps recurring you can also continue these herbal remedies without worrying about the side effects at all.

Nettle Leaves are very useful in treating pollen allergy that results in hay fever. Hay fever results in symptoms like sneezing, hives, inflamed itchy eyes, thin nasal discharge etc. A tincture made from nettle leaves, taken twice or thrice daily works wonders for hay fever.

Angelica is also helpful against hay fever symptoms and other allergies with similar symptoms. Angelica consists of compounds that block the production of  immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody.

Capsicum and other peppers contain Capsaicin an active ingredient that decongests the airways and prevents them from secreting fluids.

Vitamin C is a natural anti-histamine. Vitamin C and Flavonoids such as hesperidin, rutin and quercetin help reduce inflammation and nasal secretions.

Ephedra is the natural version of the synthetic primary alkaloid ephedrine. It is also found in many conventional remedies such as pseudoephedrine. This herb treats inflammatory disorders.

Echinacea or the purple coneflower is a very effective immune enhancing supplement. It increases the production of T-cells in blood.

Garlic has natural antiviral properties. Dried Garlic tablets are good immune boosters.