Herbs for Allergy Relief

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 30, 2014

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Allergy bothers all of us especially during winter. You can easily ward off most allergic responses with the help of some natural herbs.
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    Allergies that bother you at unexpected moments may ruin your moments. Even if the symptoms are mild, you should take allergies seriously. Besides over-the-counter medicines, you can go for all-natural herbal remedies to treat your allergies. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar makes a great home remedy for several health problems including allergies. It helps in reducing mucous production and cleansing the lymphatic system which makes it very effective against allergies. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Milk Thistle

    Milk thistle extract called silymarin contains highly active compounds such as silybin that offer a variety of health benefits including the ability to treat allergies. Milk thistle extract helps boosts the liver's ability to detoxify foreign chemicals. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Nettle Leaf

    Nettle Leaf is another natural remedy for allergies as it acts as an antihistamine, blocking the body’s ability to produce histamine. It can also be used in combination with other herbs such as peppermint leaf and sometimes, red raspberry leaf to make a soothing herbal tea for allergy relief. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Tinospora Cordifolia

    Tinospora Cordifolia has always had a special place in the traditional Indian medical system called Ayurveda. A recent study conducted in India found that tinospora cordifolia has the ability to significantly decrease all the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. It also stimulates the immune system, naturally enhancing the immune response. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Neti Pot

    Neti pot filled with a sterile saline solution can be very effective at flushing out the allergens and irritations from the sinuses. Several conventional and alternative doctors recommend trying neti pot and saline rinse to relief allergies. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Urtica Dioica

    Urtica Dioica (stinging nettle) extract can help block the production of several immune system compounds that are involved in the allergic reactions. Using the herb you will be able to contain the mucus flow in the nasal passages during episodes of seasonal allergy. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Turmeric is a useful herb that offers several health benefits. While it can also add flavour to your food, turmeric can also help reduce all the symptoms of hay fever and other allergies. Image Courtesy: Getty

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