AH-Choo!!! AHChoo!!! This announces the arrival of what 40 million Americans call the “allergy season”, SPRING. Allergies are the overreaction of the immune system to everyday or seasonal substances such as: molds, pollen, animal hair, dust, foods. The symptoms of allergies are runny nose, watery eyes, itchy throat, hives, headaches, digestive tract disturbances and even weight gain. WHAT TO DO!!?
For the quick relief of symptoms, an herbal homeopathic combination called “Respiration “ can relieve the distress of respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, allergies and hay fever. Although this combination is meant primarily as a treatment for symptoms, some of the herbs have been shown to prevent symptoms from continuing.
Pleurisy Root supports the lungs.
Slippery Elm Bark is high in a mucilage content which is effective internally and externally against inflamed membranes.
Mullein Leaf has been an old stand-by for its soothing effects on upper respiratory membranes.
Horehound (a cough remedy) has a natural vasodilatory which opens up the respiratory system for better breathing.
Licorice Root has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce inflammation in sinus and lungs.
Saw Palmetto Berry’s primary purpose is to help the body remove mucus from the sinus and lungs.
Cayenne Pepper’s role is to help break up mucus thereby promoting the expectorant nature of the herbs.
Another factor to consider is drinking alkaline water. Alkaline water makes it harder for bacteria and virus to get established in the sinus and lungs. By drinking water, half your body weight in ounces reduces the concentration of histamine levels. Therefore less of an allergic reaction.
The immune system needs at least 500mg to 1000mg of buffered Vitamin C daily. When dealing with allergies as much as 1500mg to 2000mg may be needed daily. Vitamin C also acts as natural anti-histamine.
Spring into action now for a healthy allergy season