View Full Version : Springtime allergy help, please!
04-29-2009, 01:00 PM
I've been having a really diffictult time with my allergies recently. Springtime has always brought on a lot of sneezing, itchy/watery/blurry eyes, runny nose, and irritated my eczema to the point where medication was needed. This season seems a bit worse than the others, and my allergies are starting to become severely disruptive to my job and other activities.
In the past i've used a variety of medications to ease the symptoms (Claritin, Allegra, and Benadryl) however i'd like to eliminate these medications from my routine!
What do you guys do when allergy season kicks into high gear? I read a few posts about the neti pot, and am currently researching that today. Other than that, what has worked for everyone in terms of easing symptoms (especially early morning symptoms, which are usually the worst).
Thanks in advance!
04-29-2009, 01:56 PM
both nettle, and rooibos (sp?) tea are supposed to help with seasonal allergies. i dont remember all the details, but there is more info at www.healingwiseforums.com making infusions (large amt of herb, i forget how much, in a liter of boiling water, left to infuse for 4 hrs) usually requires you to use boiling water in order to break the bonds in the plant to let the "medicines" out, so it wouldnt actually be "raw" but far superior to pharmaceutical drugs! there is also stuff on that site about using ragweed tincture. just use the search on the site.
also, some people have used raw, local honey, but i think it has to be local and it may? have to have been produced during the particular season you are allergic in, in order to contain small elements from those plants you are allergic to. im not explaining very well, but maybe just google it :)
04-29-2009, 06:11 PM
Yes nettle and MSM. I use this combination and it keeps my allergy to an minimum. My husband cured his allergy relatet asthma by using oilpulling. Two days of oilpulling and he was of his meds :eek:
04-29-2009, 06:21 PM
When I use to get bad allergies I fasted and that always helped me.
I no longer get them ! :D Yippee!! Raw Power!!
04-29-2009, 06:37 PM
In the book 'Come Alive' Bernard Jensen states that there is no such thing as 'allergies'.....what it really is is a low immune response.....so strengthen your immune system, and you will have no allergies! (echinacea, vitamin c, etc....?)
04-29-2009, 06:44 PM
Have them a little bit. I take quercitin(component of vitamin C) and it is an anti inflammatory. Stops it right away.
Netti too yes.
04-29-2009, 09:21 PM
Thank goodness my allergies are gone thanks to raw but I do feel for you! Neti pot is a great idea, I just used it today to get rid of a cold coming on and I'm fine now. Good luck.
04-30-2009, 04:59 AM
oh yeah--quercitin--thats in either rooibos or nettle i forget which but i guess thats part of why those herbs work
04-30-2009, 10:09 AM
raw local honey can be very helpful for many people.
04-30-2009, 03:12 PM
thanks everyone for the fantastic ideas!!
i will be trying everything to rid the springtime allergies for GOOD!
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