Natural Herbs for Allergies - Treat Allergies Without Medication
by Willhelm Williams
herbs that will actually help to prevent the symptoms rather than treating them once
they start. This can be an effective way of managing many of the seasonal allergies
that a number of people suffer from.

I have heard about antihistamines, but what are they?

Antihistamines prevent the body from producing histamines. Histamines are a
chemical by product when antibodies attack a foreign substance in the body. For
allergy suffers, the body has mistakenly identified a benign substance to be a threat
to the body. The immune system has created an antibody to attack and destroy this
threat. Histamines create the allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and
coughing, so when your body cannot produce as many, your symptoms are reduced
as well.

Herbal Antihistamines

Stinging Nettle - This herb works very well as a natural antihistamine, without the
drowsiness that comes from using many of the over-the-counter medicines that are
available. Stinging nettle can be purchased in capsule form from many natural food
and vitamin stores today.

Butterbur - Another herbal antihistamine, which is a harder herb to come by in the
United States, but nevertheless effective as a natural means of treating allergies.

Quercetin - Is another good natural herb for allergies, and has the added benefit of
acting as a natural antioxidant that can reduce the risk of some types of cancer.

Plantain - Has been used for a long time in treating respiratory complaints including
cough and inflammation. It also has anti-catarrhal and antispasmodic properties.

Chamomile - According to German studies it may slow allergic reactions, such as
those that trigger asthma attacks, by increasing the adrenal glands' production of
cortisone, which reduces lung inflammation and makes breathing easier.

Before taking a natural herb to treat your allergies, consult with your allergy doctor
before taking anything. Some herbs can have side effects with other herbs. They can
also have potentially dangerous interactive effects when taken with other over the
counter and prescription medicines.


About The Author

Willhelm Williams

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Modern medicine has made many
advances over the years in treating
allergy symptoms. Sometimes the
cure may be worse than the illness.
Many decongestants will lead to a dry
mouth and a rise in blood pressure.
Antihistamines tend to make you
drowsy and groggy.

Are there any natural herbs that will
help treat the symptoms of allergies
without all of the unpleasant side
effects? The good news is that you
can find many natural herbs for
allergies that will offer relief from your
symptoms the holistic way. Natural
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