Are you sneezing, coughing, sniffing and scratching?
Then you more than likely could do with an antihistamine to provide relief to these irritating symptoms brought on by allergens.
So why not rather take a look at the natural sources available to us first?
P.S. Remember to always check with your Medical Practitioner.
Listed below are some of the ailments and conditions that antihistamines are used for.
It must be stressed that these natural options will not cure the ailments, they are merely used to help provide relief to the symptoms.
Anti-histimines, you might be interested to know, are also one of the main ingredients in motion sickness pills, cough syrup and sleeping pills.
Some of the main side effects of the chemical versions are:
The following herbs have many benefits and beneficial medicinal properties coupled with their antihistamine qualities.
Warning: People who are allergic to ragweed can also cross-react to Echinacea.
And the answer is yes, turmeric contains a substance called curcumin which prevents the release of histamine in the body. And this is not the only medicinal benefit of turmeric.
And just to add to this Turmeric is also rich in beta-carotene, enzymes, phosphorus, copper and magnesium
This thoroughbred threesome is an absolute must on your list of natural antihistamine replacements.
Garlic and onions both contain quercetin which is known to have anti-histamine properties.
And Honey, amongst its many benefits it is purported to have anti-allergenic properties as well.
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Tomatoes are not just a tasty ingredient for your salad, they are also very good for you.
are rich in the antioxidant lycopene, which is responsible for their
red color, and also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, thereby
reducing the risk of heart disease and protecting against strokes.
It has also now been found that this antioxidant lycopene also seems to have stress-reducing properties.
A cup of raw tomatoes contains 4.6mg of lycopene and the recommended daily amount of the antioxident is 6 to 15mg.
Drink an infusion of Basil (made by pouring boiling water on a handful of basil leaves ) twice a day.
The eugenol oil in the plant seems to block the effects of an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase which triggers inflammation and pain.
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