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szdaily -> Lifestyle -> 
Stop hay fever with these remedies
    2015-04-03  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    SPRING is here at last, but along with the sunshine comes the pollen season. The good news is there is no need to suffer as there are plenty of alternatives to keep the misery at bay. Here are some natural alternatives for hay fever treatment, recommended by Daniela Turley, a board-certified herbalist who has extensively studied allergies and herbal remedies.

    A typical formula may include nettle, baical skullcap, and berberis vulgaris. Butterbur is also useful. It is naturally high in quercetrin and is a natural antihistamine. It also has the added benefit of being rich in iron, calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. It works by reducing the nasal inflammation and spasms in the respiratory system as well as being a general anti-inflammatory.

    Baical skullcap is a wonderful Chinese herb used for thousands of years for its anti-inflammatory effects. It works very well for allergies, especially in combination with other herbs. Albizzia is another great Chinese herb for calming allergic responses and is used regularly very successfully in hay fever treatment.

    Some herbs may calm down the inflamed membranes. Herbs that fall into this category include goldenseal, plantain, eyebright, and the berberis species.

    Quercetrin, found in high levels in red onions, is a great natural anti-histamine.

    Bromelain naturally occurs in pineapples, though they must be fresh and eaten away from protein to get the full effects. Some studies have found that bromelain is helpful in reducing nasal swelling and thinning mucus, making it easier for people to breathe.

    Apart from herbs, healthy habits help a lot.

    Wash your hair when you come in. This simple act removes the pollen that has attached to your hair in the day and stops you from getting it on your pillow. Close the windows when pollen is rising and falling, typically in the morning as the temperature rises and in the early evening as the temperature drops. Wear sunglasses to stop pollen from flying into your eyes.

    Avoid foods that cross-react with the pollen type you are allergic to. Certain foods contain proteins that are very similar to the protein in the pollen, so when you eat them it will make the symptoms worse. These include apples, peach, cherry, kiwi, passion fruit, carrot, tomato, and almonds.(SD-Agencies)

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