Do you or somebody you know suffer from seasonal allergies? This is the time of year when everything is in full bloom and many people find themselves sniffling, coughing or just not feeling their best. While there are many things to use to help mitigate the symptoms of allergies we wanted to look at a more natural approach. We liked what Dr. John Thomas recommends for his allergy relief arsenal.
Although we are all different Dr. Thomas has discovered that products that contain these seven components work really well as a balanced approach to seasonal allergies.
Black Cumin Seed is something that people maybe have heard of but they really do not understand how it can help with allergies. Many have used Black Seed to help with blood sugar regulation but never thought of using it for allergies. There are dozens and dozens of research articles in the medical literature that talk about black cumin seed at doses between 200 to 250 mg per day that greatly benefit people who are suffering from allergies and asthma.
Also, there are actually some studies out there that show that black cumin seed can outperform other kinds of allergy medications that are sometimes used for those who suffer from allergies. Dr. Thomas recommends taking a synergistic product that contains a lot of the properties listed below. If you happen to wake up with symptoms like an itchy throat and watery eyes add a little extra black seed to help clear the symptoms especially before the pollen has a chance to affect you. The idea here is to make yourself resistant and not even notice that there is pollen in the air.
Guduchi is probably something not many people have heard of. It’s better known as Heart-leaved Moonseed or Golly, an herbaceous vine known to the tropical areas of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. Research shows it can be used to decrease allergy symptoms, so it’s really good to have on hand if you have a flare-up or if you encounter an allergy attack with a lot of those symptomatic components.
Stinging nettle, or Urtica dioica, is a common plant that grows in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Stinging Nettle is quite commonly known as a natural antihistamine and is added in all the lot of supplements that focus on allergy management. Stinging Nettle is usually synergistically formulated in combinations with other components in allergy products. However, we can also get Stinging Nettle by itself because it has a lot of great benefits not only on allergies but our liver function and lymphatic function. Stinging Nettle is high on the list for allergies, especially seasonal allergies.
Quercetin is a plant pigment (flavonoid). It is found in many plants and foods, such as red wine, onions, green tea, apples, and berries to name a few. People often take quercetin in supplements because what quercetin does is it decreases the amount of inflammation in your airways. So with sinus swelling quercetin can work really well to decrease that inflammation that usually accumulates when we are hit with a surge of allergens and we get that increased histamine response.
Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme mixture derived from the stem, fruit, and juice of the pineapple plant. Bromelain is found in pineapple and works well to help reduce our sensitivity to pollen because it has a lot of anti-allergy properties. Most people will take bromelain for digestion and gut issues but it can also have a positive effect on people that suffer from seasonal allergies.
When allergens or pollen season ramps up vitamin C works great as a natural antihistamine. Most people probably take vitamin C for immunity but it’s also a natural antihistamine and at higher dosages like one to two grams per day it works just like an antihistamine, so this why a lot of natural products add it to their combinations. Some people do notice some relief when they take vitamin by itself and they get some relief. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it. Yet, it has many roles and has been linked to impressive health benefits. It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach to name a few.
Butterbur has been really effective for nasal congestion to help clear all that congestion and mucous that forms in the sinuses. Butterbur, or Petasites hybridus, is a type of marsh plant that’s long been used for medicinal purposes. It grows throughout Europe and in certain parts of Asia and North America. It gets its name from its large leaves historically used to wrap butter to keep it fresh in warm weather.
These are Dr. John Thomas’s top seven remedies he personally uses and recommends for his clients who suffer from seasonal allergies. Lots of people struggle through allergy season every year so maybe finding ways and remedies before you actually need them might make all the difference. Consider taking products that contain these remedies because it could make a huge difference in having fewer symptoms during this time of year.
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