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Top 5 Herbs for Seasonal Allergy and Asthma

When the body is combating to an allergic reaction by something like in case of skin allergy that results in symptoms of eczema. Mold spores, dust, airborne contaminants, dust mites, pet dander, cockroaches, environmental chemicals, cleaning products, personal care products and foods can all cause allergic reactions, therefore the body defenses cannot fight off the allergen its hence causes allergy symptoms like sneezing, wheezing, nasal congestion, coughing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy throat, stomach ache, itchy skin, hives, fatigue, irritability. Asthma or seasonal allergy is a respiratory disease that affects both adults and children and today they are most common chronic childhood ailments. Besides taking multiple precautions like what to eat, inhaling plenty of fresh air, and drinking plenty of pure water, there are few herbs to relieve the seasonal allergies and asthma. Caring for our bodies by taking herbs provides our body to repair itself, bringing it back into balance way so it can fight off the allergy we are suffering from. A good herbal asthma and seasonal allergy remedy helps in reducing the incidence and severity of asthma and seasonal allergies. The herbs are useful in reducing constriction of the airways to those who are suffering from seasonal allergies and asthma like conditions. The herbs are known to decrease inflammation in the lungs and hence clearing out the air passage ways for better breathing. It helps to reduce allergic, inflammatory, histaminic reactions congestion and secretions. It helps in building up the body's resistance to allergies.

Herbs for Allergy & Asthma

1. Green Tea

Green tea is very much helpful in allergic reactions that are caused by pollen,dust, pet dander, certain forms of chemicals. Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant phytonutrient called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that blocks histamine and immunoglobulin E (IgE). Green tea inhibits the production of chemicals that are involved in formation of allergic reactions. Green tea helps to reduce the symptoms due to seasonal allergy and asthma like sneezing, coughing, breathing problems and watery eyes. It has a natural antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. In addition, herbal tea is an excellent mode to live hydrated. It is advisable to drink two to three cups of green tea daily for the best results.

2. Ginger

Ginger has various properties like it act as a natural antihistamine, anti-inflammatory properties. Due to antihistamine property it helps in removing or relieving various symptoms of seasonal allergies and asthma that is helps in removing mucus in sinuses. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can provide relief of various symptoms like itchy skin, irritability related to seasonal allergies and asthma. In addition, ginger is traditionally consumed for relief of digestive disorders and to calm the stomach. Ginger is a well-known natural treatment for various ailments related to respiratory. It can help in reducing airway inflammation and also inhibits airway contraction. It also enhances the muscle relaxant effects of certain asthma drugs. A person can take raw ginger mixed with salt.

3. Garlic

Garlic has natural antibacterial and antiviral properties. Garlic has beneficial substances that are more easily absorbed by the body. This sulfur-based substance helps to prevent congestion, wheezing, itchy eyes, sneezing, and excess mucus which are symptoms of seasonal allergies and asthma. Consume dried garlic or in various forms helps to improve body's immunity so allergies can avoid. It also builds up the body's resistance to allergies. Boil two or three cloves in one-quarter cup of milk and drink daily.

4. Honey

Honey is one of the most oldest natural herb for asthma and seasonal allergies. It will play a significant role in easing the symptoms of seasonal allergies and asthma symptoms like sneezing, wheezing, nasal congestion, coughing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy throat, stomach ache, itchy skin, hives, fatigue, irritability. Honey contains a complex mixture of chemicals that together helps to destroy a larger number of germs that are capable of causing infection. Mix one teaspoon of honey into a glass of hot water and drink it slowly about three to four times a day and before sleeping take one teaspoon of honey. This will helps to remove phlegm from the throat and allow a person to sleep better.

5. Onions

Onions have anti-inflammatory properties that can help in reducing constriction of the airways for better breathing when a person is suffering from seasonal allergies and asthma. Also, the main sulfur content in onions helps to decrease the inflammation in the lungs, nasal congestion, and coughing, itchy, watery eye. It is recommended to eat raw onions to clear out air passage ways.


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