If you have seasonal allergies, you probably already deal with the symptoms by taking over the counter or prescription medications, and by avoiding your allergy triggers. However, did you know that some herbal supplements could also help eliminate seasonal allergy symptoms? These natural alternatives come in varying strengths and may be able to eliminate your sneezing and itchy eyes from a more holistic approach.
This herb, which has origins in Europe, was recently found to help seasonal allergy symptoms as much as a popular antihistamine in a research study published in the British Medical Journal. In another study, participants with seasonal allergies reported that ingesting butterbur improved their quality of life after just two weeks. Butterbur does not have the drowsiness symptoms that are often associated with over the counter allergy medications. This herb can be taken in capsule or tablet form.
These natural antihistamines include herbs such as quercetin, catechin, and hesperidin. For the best results, take two to three grams daily, though up to six grams can be taken safely when symptoms are at the most severe. In addition, taking these in conjunction with vitamin C can help maximize relief.
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These antioxidants have many health benefits, and researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found that one of those benefits is preventing the chronic inflammation of the nasal passages and airways, a major symptom of seasonal allergies. These can be taken as a supplement or found in plenty of foods such as salmon, nuts, and avocados.
If you’re not already using saline spray, this is an effective, natural way to keep the airways clear. Amp up its effects by adding goldenseal tonic. The antibiotic and drying properties of this herb can help keep nasal inflammation from returning.
This herb is effective in eliminating allergy symptoms such as dry and itchy eyes, sneezing, congestion, and excess mucus. It can be purchased loose and consumed as a tea or taken as a tincture (liquid).
A study published in Free Radical Research shows that this vitamin might eliminate the cause of inflammation that leads to allergies and asthma. Pregnant women who had a vitamin E deficiency during pregnancy are also more likely to have a child with asthma, according to a recent study.
While these supplements are generally safe for most people, talk with a medical professional before beginning any kind of herbal remedy. This is especially true if you have any other health conditions or take prescription medications, which can interact negatively with the supplements.
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