In this section of Seattle organic Restaurants I’m going to talk about allergies. More than 20 million Americans suffer from allergies especially in spring time. Mild symptoms of allergies are breathing difficulty, rash, congestion, sneezing, coughing, runny nose, itchy or burning eyes and fatigue. Severe allergy symptoms (Anaphylaxis) can be vomiting, difficulty swallowing, cramps, diarrhea, drowsiness or mental confusion and abdominal pain.
People consume all kinds of drugs for allergies such as decongestants, nasal sprays and antihistamines. These drugs might help allergies but they can also cause sleepiness, nasal bleeding and drowsiness. There are different kinds of allergies such as food allergies, wheat allergies, allergies to peanut, soy, corn or bread and allergies in children. The following herbal supplements can help allergies but consult with your health care professional before using them.
Real Honey: Eating honey has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy for symptoms of allergies, rhinitis, asthma and and even fungal allergens. All these are often caused by a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system to a substances in the environment that are normally harmless. Honey contains various ingredients, including pollen allergens, which is why it has been used as a natural allergy remedy and an anti-inflammatory herbal medicine. In most cases, it is recommended that locally produced "real" honey, which contains local flower pollens to which a person would be allergic, is the preferred type of honey for combating allergies. However, individuals should always consult their physician to make sure that they are not allergic to honey before consumption as a natural remedy to allergens.
Stinging Nettle: Stinging nettle is an excellent antihistamine and anti-inflammatory plant like quercetin. Many people with allergies find Stinging nettle and quercetin very effective. Taking 400 mg of stinging nettle twice a day helps allergies.
Ginkgo Biloba: Ginkgo Biloba can cause diarrhea and drowsiness but can effectively reduce allergies. Taking 60 mg of ginkgo biloba twice a day will help to reduce the symptoms of allergy.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C can reduce allergies; take 1,000 mg of vitamin C once or twice a day. If you have heart problems or are under certain cancer therapy, be aware that high dosage of vitamin C can thicken the arteries or effect cancer therapy. There are other tips to defend your body against allergies. Keep home or car windows closed, use a HEPA filter all the time. Dust mites and other things can cling to hair or clothes, shampoo your hair, eyebrows, eye lashes or bread at bed time and increase your immune system by eating healthy organic food, taking your daily supplements and exercising regularly.