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Herbs for Allergies - Which One Works?



Which are the best herbs for allergies prevention and treatment?

Many parents today are uneasy about using prescription medications to treat common allergy symptoms. They would prefer to try natural solutions for allergies first before using over-the-counter or prescription drugs.

Historically, there are several herbs that have been widely used to treat allergies symptoms. Practitioners of alternative medicine commonly use many of the herbs listed below.

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Using natural remedies for allergies is an excellent first choice for treating hay fever symptoms. Here is a list of the traditional herbs that are used by herbalists and naturopaths.


Butterbur
 
Butterbur is one of the more effective herbs for allergies treatment. This herb possesses good anti-inflammatory effects and it also seems to block the production of histamine by the body.

Histamines are the chemicals released by the body in response to allergens (any substance that causes an allergy). Histamines cause all the symptoms of allergies such as itching of the nose, mouth and throat, runny and stuff nose, sneezing or coughing.

A typical dosage is 50 mg of the standardized root extract twice daily.
 

Quercetin
 
Plants, onions, green tea and vegetables contain a flavonoid called quercetin that is shown to have antioxidant and antihistamine effects.

This dietary flavonoid (rutin is the most common form of quercetin) can help reduce allergy symptoms by reducing inflammation throughout the body.

A typical dosage is 500 mg two to three times a day.


Stinging Nettle

This is a commonly used herb for treating allergies as well as allergic asthma conditions. It has weak anti-inflammatory effects and it also seems to regulate the immune system. It is a rich source of beneficial ingredients such as vitamin C, quercetin, vitamin K, potassium and calcium.

Indeed studies show that stinging nettle possesses many other health benefits and it is worth trying for at least one to three months to treat allergy symptoms.

A typical dosage is 500 mg taken once daily.


Astralagus

Astralagus is often used for its ability to regulate the immune system. It seems to reduce allergies symptoms and could be helpful for allergy sufferers.

It also possesses antioxidant benefits and contains many flavonoids. This may explain why it can be helpful in treating allergies.

A typical dosage is 500 or 1,000 mg three times a day.



 
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It will help promote a clear and healthy eyes, nose and sinuses and soothe the mucous membranes.

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