Homeopathic Remedies for Allergies

Allergic symptoms manifest due to hypersensitive reactions of the body’s immune system, after being exposed to certain substances like dust, foods, pollen and environmental pollutants. While some people are allergic to dust and smoke, others may notice atopic reactions to cold weather and/or foods. Thus, a particular allergen is not harmful to the general people. Some of the medical conditions that are triggered by allergies are hay fever, asthma, eczema and food allergies.

In general, it is quite confusing and time-consuming to identify the allergen. Diagnosis is made by conducting allergy tests, either allergy skin testing or allergy blood testing. After correct identification of the cause, treatment for allergy relief involves using nasal sprays, administering medications and injections to combat the immune system response towards the particular allergen. As people become more concern about the side effects of allopathic drugs, alternative medicines and homeopathic remedies for allergies are most popular in recent times.

Homeopathy for Allergies

You can find end number of homeopathic products for allergies in the drugstore. Selecting the appropriate remedy as per the causing allergen and symptom may be very confusing. Hence, it is better to consult a qualified homeopathy doctor or a general physician regarding the effective remedy and its dosage for your allergic condition. Following is a list of some commonly advocated homeopathic remedies for effectual treatment of allergies.

Lime Juice and Honey

Taking a mixture of lime juice and honey is an effective remedy for any kind of allergic reactions. In a glass of freshly prepared lemon juice, add one teaspoon of pure honey. Drink this juice on a daily basis for approximately one month, in order to get relief from allergies.

Euphrasia

Euphrasia is one of the wonderful remedies for allergies in children with symptoms like nasal discharge, watery eyes and sensitivity to light spectrum. Nevertheless, prior to giving any dose of this herb to your kid, make sure you consult a physician for the possible side effects.

Chamomile

Chamomile is another effective homeopathic remedy for both children and adults, who are sensitive to allergic reactions. The anti-inflammatory active ingredients present in this medicinal herb help in overcoming fatigue, food allergies, muscle pain and skin inflammation.

Licorice Root

Licorice root is a traditional medicinal herb that has been used since many centuries. Taken in form of tea, syrup or powder, licorice is used for treatment of sore throat, chronic cough, bronchial congestion and digestive problems. You can give licorice sticks for chewing to your child to reduce these allergy symptoms.

Natrum muriaticum

For allergies to cats, natrum muriaticum helps treat watery eyes,constant sneezing, clear nasal discharge and loss of taste. It is prepared after diluting table salt and available as pellets, tablets and tinctures.

Ephedra

Ephedra herb using as a herbal remedy is debatable. Even though it has been used for reducing hay fever, cold and flu symptoms, this particular herb is known to interact with other therapeutic medicines, resulting in unexpected health effects. Thus, ephedra should be taken under medical supervision.

Butterbur

Butterbur extract and tablets are widely used as natural treatments for allergies. Besides reducing seasonal allergies symptoms, butterbur herb is used as a traditional medicine for treatment of certain health problems such as chronic cough, stomach cramp and migraine.

Quercetin

Homeopathic remedies for seasonal allergies include using quercetin, that contain high amounts of antioxidants. This homeopathic remedy indirectly helps in relieving the symptoms of hay fever by reducing the secretion of histamine (an inflammatory chemical produced by immune system in response to allergens).

Green Tea

Green herbal tea contains antioxidants that reduce over production of inflammatory substance, histamine. For more effectiveness, you can add a teaspoon of honey in preparing green tea and drink twice a day. Within one to two weeks time, you can notice improvements in the allergic symptoms.

Though homeopathic and/or herbal cures for allergies are effective, the best method to combat allergic reactions is to avoid exposure to the particular allergen that triggers the symptoms. It is to be borne in mind that homeopathy can also lead to adverse effects, if taken in a higher dosage for a long period. Hence, to be on the safer side, always seek advice from the concerned physician prior to advocating homeopathic remedies for allergies of various types.