Allergies - Natural Remedies
Author: Edward F. Group III, D.C., Ph.D, N.D.,CCN
following herbs/supplements have also been suggested as a way to curb
the onslaught of allergies. If you are an allergy sufferer, and the
treatments suggested worked to a degree, now you want to make sure the
allergies stay away, you have to undergo certain lifestyle changes. This
may include altering your eating habits, exercising, and continuous
habits of taking certain herbs/supplements to counter any allergens that
may want to infiltrate your body on an everyday basis.
cleanse one time a month for 3 months. Follow this with the maintenance
dosage. Will keep digestive tract clean and provide the body with
three to five times daily. Cut back on dosage if loose stools occur.
Vitamin C has a natural antihistamine effect on the body.
- 6 drops in veggie capsule three times daily with food.
5,000 daily. Reduces inflammation.
500 mg daily. Reduces inflammation and allergic responses.
Essential Fatty Acids
1 - 2
tablespsoons organic freshly ground flaxseed one time daily or 3 grams
of fish oil daily. Freshly ground flax seed may provide more nutrients
than flax seen oil. Reduces inflammation.
three times daily. Natural antihistamine.
Organic Multi-Vitamin/Mineral Supplement
according to product label. Immune system support.
homeopathic herbs you may want to try
Arsenicum album: This type of herb is useful for people who are highly sensitive to many
foods and substances, and respond to them by feeling restless, ill, and
carbonica: This herb is often helpful to responsible, steady people who become
fatigued and overwhelmed.
phosphorica: Irritability, headaches, stomach and abdominal pains, and a craving for
“junk food” are all indications for this herb.
vegetabilis: A person who reacts to foods or substances with weakness, faintness,
chilliness, and indigestion may be helped by taking this herb.
Gelsemium: People who have allergic reactions with flu-like symptoms—weakness,
trembling, aching muscles, droopy-looking eyes, and chills along the
spine—may find this herb helpful.
sulphuris calcareum: People who need this herb are oversensitive to stimuli and substances of
many kinds, and can be extremely irritable and touchy, often feeling
worse from even slight exposure to cold or drafts.
Ignatia: This herb is indicated for sensitive, emotional, defensive, idealistic
people with a tendency toward mood swings and cramping pains. Lycopodium: People with food allergies that cause heartburn, gas, and rumbling in
the abdomen may indicate a need for this herb.
carbonicum: This herb can be helpful to people who have trouble digesting and
assimilating many foods and have to stay on restricted diets.
muriaticum: A person who reacts to allergens in many ways—with headaches, mouth
sores, hay fever symptoms, respiratory problems, back pain, or fatigue
needs this herb.
moschata: If a person reacts to chemical or allergen exposure with an overwhelming
feeling of sleepiness—or seems dizzy, giddy, or absent-minded—this herb
vomica: Irritability, cramping pains, and chilliness are typical when this herb
Petroleum: A person needing this herb can be extremely sensitive to fumes from
traffic or industry, reacting with headaches, chilliness, diarrhea, and
nausea with an empty feeling inside.
Phosphorus: People who need this herb react to many foods and substances by becoming
tired, “spaced-out,” and dizzy, and may have headaches, nosebleeds,
respiratory problems, nausea, or diarrhea.
Silicea: This herb is good for individuals who have low stamina, are prone to
fatigue, and are very sensitive to substances.
Sulphuricum acidum: People with intense sensitivity to fumes and environmental toxins may
benefit from this herb.
are also other areas of life that can be altered to assist the body to
fight against allergies.
Mint Chewable Tablets - These are very good to aid in digestion.
Exercise - Helps to expel toxins, reduce stress and with immune system support.
Smoke - Secondhand smoke can be just as bad on the system.
Triggers - Keep your home and office free of mold and dust. Use feather-free
pillows and comforters. Invest in a good ionic air purifer, especially
for the office and the bedroom.
Nasal Spray - Reduces allergy symptoms. Follow instructions on label.
all, to control food allergies, do not take antacids. Antacids
impede the digestive process making the food allergy problem worse. Zymitol will do a better job of relieving any digestive problems that
you might be taking antacids for, including an "acid stomach." Make sure
to include NSAIDS such as aspirin and ibuprophen in your list of things
not to use. And if you have been taking an aspirin a day for your heart
— stop it now! Aspirin causes damage to your stomach and intestines.
Instead, take a garlic tablet. It's better for your heart.
Diet - Make sure to stay on a healthy diet by consuming the right amount of
fruits and vegetables. Eat some raw plant foods each day. Live sprouts
are great! Eat slowly and chew your food well. Make sure to take Zymitol
to replace the enzymes that have been destroyed by the cooking and
processing of the foods. Below are some diet suggestions that have
worked for many allergy sufferers.
likely foods to provoke allergic reactions
- Almond milk
- Herb teas (no
lemon or orange)
freshly-juiced fruit juices without sugar or additives (dilute 50:50
- Roasted grain
beverages may be used as coffee substitutes
- Seltzer (salt
- Spring water in
glass bottles or clear plastic
- Oat bran
- Cream of rye
- Puffed rice and
- Diluted apple
juice, apple slices, and nuts go well on cereal.
- Use almond milk or
rice milk on cereal.
and flour (All organic)
- Bean flour
- Buckwheat flour
- 100% buckwheat
- Cooked whole
gains, such as oats, millet, barley, buckwheat groats (kasha), rice
macaroni, spelt (flour and pasta), brown rice, amaranth, quinoa,
rice, or millet breads (that contain no dairy, eggs, sugar, or
- Potato flour
- 100% rice cakes
- Rice crackers
- Rice flour
- 100% rye or spelt
bread with no wheat
- Rye crackers
- Black beans
- Kidney beans
- Navy beans
- String beans
- Tofu (eat no more
than 2x weekly)
beans should be soaked overnight. Pour off the water and rinse before
cooking. Canned beans often contain added sugar or other potential
allergens. Some cooked beans packaged in glass jars, and sold at health
food stores, contain no sugar.
and seeds (Organic)
- Nuts and seeds,
either raw or roasted, without salt or sugar
- Nut butters from
health food stores or from fresh ground nuts (such as almond butter,
cashew butter, walnut butter, sesame butter, and sesame tahini)
- Peanuts are a
common food allergen and should be avoided, along with peanut butter
- Use cold-pressed
or expeller-pressed oils (available from health food stores), as
they are safer for the heart and blood vessels. Do not use corn oil
or “vegetable oil” from an unspecified source, as this is usually
- Canola oil
- Flaxseed (edible
- Olive oil
- Coconut Oil
Protein (Organic and free-range)
- Fresh (not farmed)
tuna, salmon, and other cold-water fish
- Poultry and fowl
- All vegetables
except corn are generally acceptable.
- Tomatoes sometimes
cause problems and should be avoided by susceptible individuals.