Allergy is an abnormal overreaction in the body caused by some substance which is usually harmless to most people. These substances are known as allergens. Allergy may occur anywhere in the body and can cause serious complications.
Many people are facing with some kind of allergy, while others are allergic from many things. Some of them are allergic to specific kind of food (peanuts, strawberry, milk, eggs, or soy). Others are allergic to pollen, dust, drugs or something else. Most common allergy symptoms include constant sneezing, stuffy nose, burning and tearing of the eyes and inflammation of the eyelids, itchy throat, stomach pain, and rash on the skin.
Home remedies for allergies
There are some home remedies for natural immunotherapy which can boost the immune system, make a body detox and act as antihistamines. For example, daily consumption of one teaspoon of honey, few weeks before the plants start blooming, can significantly reduce seasonal allergies.
Poor immunity is the main factor for allergy occurrence. Therefore, the first step is an enrichment of the immune system. There are many natural immunity enhancers, such as castor oil, black seed oil, grapefruit seed oil. Herbal teas can be very effective against irritating allergy symptoms as sneezing and coughing.
Castor oil is an effective home remedy for allergies. Only five drops of castor oil diluted in ½ cup juice or water are very beneficial for allergies. Always make this treatment in the morning on empty stomach. Castrol oil is very effective against skin rash and stuffy nose.
Black seed oil
One of the most effective natural remedies for allergies is black seed oil (according to many scientific surveys). Black seed oil acts as a natural antihistamine and is best to start with the treatment few weeks before the start of the seasonal allergies. Long-term use of this oil can significantly reduce allergy symptoms while in some cases they may be completely removed.
Black seed oil contains more than hundred active substances while the main active compounds are thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, and thymol. It also contains palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, folic and arachidonic acid, protein, vitamins B1, B2, B3, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorus. Because of its composition, the black seed oil boosts the immune system. With only 2 or 3 teaspoons of black seed oil daily you will see the difference. So change your vegetable oil with black seed oil when you prepare salads.
Grapefruit seed oil
Grapefruit seed oil, according to many scientific studies is the best known natural immunostimulant in the world. Permanent use of small quantities of grapefruit seed oil strengthens the immunity and forces the body to fight against the allergies.
The most beneficial ingredients of the grapefruit seed oil are bioflavonoids, which act directly on strengthening and supporting the immune system of the organism. Bioflavonoids in the body provoke rising of the total number of T-lymphocytes, rising of the Interleukin level, Immunoglobulin 1, and Immunoglobulin 2. It also contains other beneficial substances including sterols, tocopherols, citric acid, and minerals. Grapefruit seed oil is an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and pectin.
This oil before consuming must be diluted. For allergy symptoms relief take 5-10 drops of the oil and dissolve it in water, juice or tea 3 times a day. Children under 12 years can take 3 drops diluted in juice, water or tea twice a day.
Herbal teas like allergy relief
Many herbal teas such as chamomile tea, mint tea, nettle tea and Breckland thyme tea reliefs the allergy symptoms. Chamomile tea is good for dry eyes and their itching. Prepare chamomile tea and let it cool down. When the tea gets cold, take a cotton pad and soak them with the tea. Put the soaked cotton pad on your eyes. Repeat this treatment several times a day. Make an inhalation with mint tea for better breathing. Nettle tea acts as an antihistamine and reduces the allergy symptoms. It calms down the sneezing and itching of the eyes. Breckland thyme tea is helpful for a cough and a sore throat. If you add one teaspoon of honey and some ginger in those herbal teas the effectiveness of these teas will increase significantly.