Selection of essential oil with frankincense, wintergreen, rose hips, thyme and other herbs on a white wooden background

Allergies happen when antigens bind to IgE and this joint chemical binds to Mast Cells inside the body: Mast Cells then release Histamine and Serotonin in response to Antigens to attempt to defend the body against invading foreign substances.

What are Allergies?

Allergies can also be due to Eosinophils (technical Cells of the Immune System) when they discharge Hydrogen Peroxidase at the website of the Allergy in an effort to destroy what they “think” to be Antigens.

Histamine is released in this process and is directly responsible for the majority of the unpleasant symptoms related to allergies (for example, itching, sneezing etc.).

Allergies can manifest in a number of ways like skin eruptions like hives, or sinus symptoms such as hay fever, or migraines, or digestive allergies. The symptoms from allergies can sometimes be complicated and not readily distinguishable as allergies. So blood testing should be performed to determine whether you’re allergic or not.

It is intriguing to note that Doctors are finally realizing that about 60percent of the population has some level of Celiac disease, or gluten-intolerance. And diabetes is becoming more and more widespread, especially among kids. Now physicians are also diagnosing both diseases in lots of people, finding a connection between Celiac disease and type I Diabetes.

It is ideal to directly deal with the immune system when dealing with allergies. First and foremost the best is to prevent, if possible, the allergen you’re allergic to.

Herbs

Redbush Tea

(Or Rooibos) With Stevia is an important foundation in the treatment of allergies and other intolerances. Redbush Tea (at least 1 litre/day or more) has anti-allergic effects, as it comprises Quercetin. Studies have demonstrated that the typical 150 ml cup of Redbush Tea comprises about 1.4 mg – 1.7 mg Quercetin.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba alleviates Allergies by inhibiting the action of Eosinophils (because of this Ginkgolide B content of Ginkgo biloba).

Mangosteen Extract

Provides the powerful antioxidant advantages of xanthone flavonoids from mangosteen fruit. These flavonoids have antioxidant properties that may help neutralize cell damage by free radicals, allowing for the maintenance of optimal cell function. The xanthone flavonoids also help support a healthy immune system and inhibit the release of histamine.

Reishi and Maitake mushrooms

Reishi Mushrooms (or Lingzhi) and Maitake Mushrooms prevent and treat Allergies, because of their Beta-D-Glucan content. Reishi mushrooms also reduce high histamine levels.

Conclusion

The previously recommended nutraceuticals and herbs are suggested for general allergies. When attempting to deal with more specific allergies, such as skin allergies, hay fever, etc.), it is best to consult a professional for more specific treatment, like that provided by Homeopathy.

Homeopathic therapy will target your individual particular symptoms and allow you to conquer you allergy sensitivities. Homeopathic physicians may also use auto-sanguineous treatment to take care of allergies that has about an 80% success rate in dealing with allergies. It is ideal to see a homeopath for this kind of treatment. I homeopath can also prescribe herbs which are better suited to your specific allergies.