Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Allergies

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Allergies: • Allergies occur when the immune system reacts abnormally to certain stimuli • These stimuli are referred to as allergens Symptoms to look for: Reaction to allergens vary in individuals and can cause, • Hives • Rashes • Anaphylactic attack in severe cases There are 3 types of allergies 1. Respiratory allergies which lead to:  • Sneezing  • Coughing  • Watering of eyes and nose  • Asthma 2. Food…

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Remedies for Body Rash

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The treatment for any kind of body rash depends on the cause. There are some anti-histamine pills and syrups that help to alleviate pain, itching and other symptoms of a rash. If you are unsure about the cause of the rash however, it would be best to consult your doctor. Rashes in children, when accompanied by symptoms such as drowsiness, stiffness in the neck and fever should be examined by…

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Home Remedies for Skin Allergies

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Make a paste from sandalwood and limejuice, apply on the affected area it will provide relief from itching. This is a good home remedy for skin allergy. Application of mashed almond leaves to the affected area is highly beneficial. This is one of the useful skin allergy cure. Make a paste from five grams of garden mint in water. Sieve the water now add 12 grams of sugar, drink this…

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Home Remedies for Colds

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Remedy #1: Drink plenty of fluids to help break up your congestion. Drinking water or juice will help prevent dehydration and keep your throat moist. Most people should drink at least 8 to 10 eight-ounce glasses of fluid daily. Include fluids such as water, sports drinks, herbal teas, fruit drinks, or ginger ale. Your mother’s chicken soup might help too! Remedy #2: Inhale steam to ease your congestion and stuffy…

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Home Remedies for Allergies: Herbs and supplements

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Herbs and supplements Several herbs and supplements—including spirulina, eyebright, and goldenseal—have been studied for allergy relief. The plant extract butterbur, which is thought to reduce airway inflammation, has produced what are perhaps the strongest results. In a pair of clinical trials led by a Swiss research team, butterbur tablets eased symptoms just as much as the over-the-counter antihistamines fexofenadineand cetirizine, respectively. For his part, Dr. Graham suggests his patients first…

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Home Remedies for Allergies:Tea

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Holding your face over a hot cup of tea may open your nasal passages, but the steam isn’t the only thing that’s beneficial. The menthol in peppermint tea, for instance, seems to work as a decongestant and expectorant, meaning it can break up mucus and help clear it out of your nose and throat. Similarly, green tea contains a compound (methylated epigallocatechin gallate) that has been shown in lab tests…

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Eucalyptus oil

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The strong, piney aroma of eucalyptus oil can supercharge steam inhalation, helping to open your sinuses and nasal passages further. Some research suggeststhe essential oil, extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, but if nothing else the vapor provides a bracing, menthol-like sensation that can make breathing seem easier. Try adding a few drops of oil to a bowl of steaming water, or to…

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Home Remedies for Allergies: What Works?

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Saline spray Prepackaged saline nasal sprays function much like Neti pots, but some allergy sufferers may find them easier to use. Sprays deliver saline solution a bit more gently and evenly, whereas pots can sometimes be a little “sloppy,” says Robert Graham, MD, an internist and integrative medicine specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital, in New York City. Saline sprays should provide comparable results. Although Neti pots have been studied more…

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Home Remedies for Allergies: What Works?

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Neti pots They may look exotic, but Neti pots are fast becoming a mainstream remedy for allergies and stuffed-up sinuses. The treatment, which involves rinsing your nasal cavity with a saline solution, flushes out allergens (like pollen) and loosens mucus. Using a Neti pot is simple. First, fill the pot with a mixture of salt and warm water (you can buy premeasured kits or make your own). Then tilt your…

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Spring fever

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Spring brings warmer weather and longer days, while the autumn ushers in crisp air and pumpkin-spice lattes. But these seasonal changes aren’t welcomed by everyone. For many of us, they’re eclipsed by the itchy eyes, sneezing, and congestion of hay fever and other allergies. What to do? Some allergies are severe and require the attention of a doctor or other health care professional. For milder cases, though, home remedies may…

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