Home Remedies to Treat Allergies

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 16, 2014

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Itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion of fever are some of the allergies that are capable of making you miserable. In some cases, home remedies may provide you all the relief you need, with relatively little expense or hassle.
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    Natural Remedies for Allergy Relief

    Not everyone welcomes seasonal change because it brings along bad health. Itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion of hay fever is some of the allergies that are capable of making you miserable. In some cases, home remedies may provide you all the relief you need, with relatively little expense or hassle.

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    Honey contains flavonoids and antioxidants; its benefits have been extolled since yesteryears. Eating honey can help against the irritating effects of pollen. A study in Finland suggested that regular honey and pollen-laced honey did have modest but encouraging results.

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    Turmeric, often referred to as the ‘queen of spices’, is more than just a spice. The anti-bacterial properties of turmeric help treat or prevent the allergens in the body. Consuming turmeric improves immunity and wards off cold.

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    Allergies occur owing to an imbalance in the immune system that make the body to react too strongly to a stimuli. Probiotics give your gut beneficial bacteria to reduce the incidence of allergies.

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    Inhaling steam helps those with sinus, flushing mucus and moistening dry nasal passages. Whenever you find yourself clogged up, pour boiling water into a container, drape a towel over your head and inhale deeply through your nose for five minutes.

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    Steam isn't the only thing that's beneficial for clogged nasal passages; hold your face over a hot cup of tea. The menthol in peppermint tea work as a decongestant and expectorant that break up mucus and help clear it out of your nose and throat.

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    Green Tea

    Green tea has increasingly become a popular drink owing to its immense health benefits. It has methylated epigallocatechin gallate, a compound that has been proved of antioxidant properties that inhibit allergic reactions.

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    An active ingredient in garlic (allyl thiosulfinate) has a temporary decongestant effect. Garlic in your diet opens your nasal passages and provides relief. Simply add fresh garlic to your meals to strengthen your immune system.

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    Fish Oil Supplements

    Fish oil supplements have proven to be an effective remedy for asthmatic allergies. The supplements restrict the level of leukotrienes in the body, which contribute to the allergy.

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    Vitamin C

    You can get rid of sneezing and most allergic problems by increasing your vitamin C consumption. The nutrient reduces the histamine level in your system quickly and effectively. A glass of juice rich in vitamin C (such as orange or grapefruit) will do the trick.

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    Staying hydrated becomes more important when you have cold and flu. Water strengthens the immune system by delivering nutrients to the cells besides flushing the toxins. Make sure to drink pure water; water with chlorine can affect urinary health.

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