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Remedies for Allergies that Work

What are some of the best natural remedies for allergies?

Natural remedies, vitamins and supplements are excellent choices to consider when treating allergy symptoms due to hay fever. They are generally safe to use and have less side effects the over-the-counter or prescription alternatives.

Below, you will find some of the best supplements to use with ratings based on the amount of scientific research studies done on them.

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Supplements and Natural Remedies for Allergies

Natural remedies Comments on the remedies for allergies
Fish Oil leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal (What's this?)

Essential fatty acids found in fish oil reduce inflammation associated with an allergic response.

Dose: Take 4 grams of fish oil daily.
Vitamin C leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Vitamin C does more than help with the common cold. It seems to have an antihistamine effect. (Histamine is a naturally produced chemical that causes all the symptoms and signs of allergies.)

Dose: Take 1,000 mg three or four times daily.

Vitamin Dleaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Vitamin D is responsible for regulating the immune system. There is good scientific evidence suggesting that people suffering from allergies have lower levels of vitamin D.

Dose: Take 1,000 to 2,000 IU once daily.
Butterburleaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

It seems to have anti-histamine effects. In one study butterbur seems to be comparable in effectiveness to Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Allegra (fexofenadine).

Dose: Take 50 mg of the standardized extract twice daily.
Probiotics leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Probiotics balances the flora of bacteria found in the intestine. This will promote immune system health.

Dose: Take one capsule three times daily.
Thymus Extract leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

The extract from thymus reduces the immune system's response to allergic substances. In one study done in children, thymus along with following an elimination diet prevented skin reactions to foods.

Dose: Take as directed by the manufacturer.
Quercetin leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

This substance is a flavonoid that shows antihistamine benefits. It is useful in treating asthma attacks and can reduce allergy symptoms.

Dose: Take 1,000 mg three times daily.
MSM leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

One small studies showed that it can reduce inflammation and the allergic response. This may reduce allergy symptoms.

Dose: Take 3 to 5 grams daily.
Stinging Nettle leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

This herb is commonly used to treat allergies. Some preliminary studies show that it can reduce hay fever symptoms.

Dose: Take 300 to 500 mg once daily.
Vitamin E Helpful

Vitamin E has antioxidant benefits and has been shown to have some benefits in reducing allergies.

Dose: Take 400 IU once daily.

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References for Remedies for Allergies
Revised: January 26, 2011

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