Monday , December 10 2018

Remedies for Allergies

allergyAn allergy is a disorder of the immune system that causes symptoms, such as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and a runny nose.

A parent with an allergy is more likely to pass it to their child, and the child’s allergy is also likely to be more severe. Identical twins will share the same allergy 70% of the time.

A person is more likely to suffer from an allergy if they live in a highly industrialized country, such as factory-heavy regions. On the national level, allergies are more common in an individual that lives in an urban area as opposed to a rural area.

Here are the remedies :

Nettle-Peppermint Tea

Nettle has such a negative image, but it’s one of the most incredible herbs you will use once you add it to your regular intake of food. From relieving arthritis, lowering blood pressure, and (of course) helping seasonal allergies, it performs a wide variety of functions.

You will need…
-1 teaspoon of dried peppermint OR ¼ cup chopped fresh peppermint
-1 teaspoon of dried nettle leaf OR ¼ cup chopped fresh nettle leaf
-Honey and lemon to taste (optional)
-8 ounces of fresh water

Directions
It doesn’t get much simpler than this recipe! Place the nettle and peppermint in a mug and cover with boiling water. Steep them for 10-15 minutes, strain; add honey to taste, and drink 2 times daily as needed for allergy relief.

Refreshing Citrus Drink

Since many allergies peak in the spring and summer, they happen to coincide with warm, sunny days that you want to enjoy by freaking out in the great outdoors. As healing as tea is, sometimes you just need that tart, cool, refreshing drink at your side. This citrus filled drink contains plenty of vitamin C, which can provide relief from seasonal allergies, thanks to its incredible ability to nourish the immune system. Since the immune system is struggling to function right when you experience allergies, the benefits of this are obvious!

You will need…
-1/2 lemon
-2 oranges
-1 tablespoon of local, raw, organic honey

Directions
Squeeze the juice from the lemon and oranges and chill for several hours. Stir in the honey, add some ice cubes, and drink daily.

Red Onion Water

Onions contain a water soluble chemical compound called quercetin, which will reduce the amount of histamine produced by the body, and therefore reduces symptoms of allergies. It is, essentially, nature’s version of an anti-histamine.

You will need…
-1 red onion
-4 cups of water
-Organic, raw, honey to taste

Directions
Thinly slice the onion and add it to the water. Allow it to sink in water for 8-12 hours before drinking 1-2 times daily. Stir some honey into individual glasses when you drink it if you like.  Repeat this process every day for a week.

Apple- Walnut Trail Mix

This mix will help you hit the trail in no time, without the sneezing and itching. Walnuts are a daily snack that you can enjoy to help ease allergy symptoms. High in magnesium, they help tamp down any wheezing or coughing that’s taking place, while their vitamin E content can boost immunity and protects your body from reacting to allergens. Apples, like onions, contain quercetin, and naturally reduce the production of histamine. Several studies have confirmed that an apple a day really does keep allergies at bay.

You will need…
-1/2-1 cup of walnuts
-1 apple

Directions
Chop the walnuts and cut the apple into medium-small pieces. Place both in a bag and keep tossing until thoroughly mixed. Then eat it.

 

About Sridhar Venkatraman

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Progressive and open minded Business Professional with over 30+ years of experience in Automobile, IT, Education, Real Estate Industries. He has a passion to ensure "No child goes to bed hungry" and is involved in an NGO called "No Hungry Child". He is a Social Entrepreneur and added a new service "Art of Self Treatment" to help more and more people who are suffering from health issues. He learnt the art of Self Treatment from his guru Mr Healer Baskar.

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