24 March 2010

Natural Allergy Remedies

Neti Pots
These pots have been used in India for thousands of years to keep sinuses clear. Just use saltwater to rinse away pollen grains and other allergens.

Quercetin is a plant-derived compound that helps to stablize mast cells and prevents them from releasing histamine. It also works as an antioxidant, helping to clean up free radicals that cause cell damage, which may lead to cancer. Allergy sufferers are recommended to use 1,000 milligrams a day inbetween meals, and it is recommended to begin six weeks before allergy season.
Quercetin can be found in: Citrus fruits, onions, apples, parsley, tea, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce and wine.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids
People who eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to suffer allergy symptoms. Omega-3 can be found in: cold-water fish, walnuts and flaxseed oil.

Stinging Nettle
Stinging Nettle behaves in the same way as many over-the-counter drugs, but without the side affects [dry mouth and drowsiness]. Nettle stops the the production of histamine.

Related Links:

Six Natural Allergy Remedies
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