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The 3 best plants to stop allergies and intolerances

3 natural antihistamines suitable to treating seasonal allergies and food intolerances. 3 effective remedies to not do without.

Are you locked at home during a beautiful hot day because of pollens? Are you obliged to consume a gluten, milk or yeast-free menu? Is your cat’s fur causing you problems? If you are among those who suffer from allergies or food intolerances you can rely on natural antihistamines, which have no side effects (e.g. sleepiness) and are lighter than synthetic antihistamines.

 

Perilla oil

It is a natural antihistamine, it lowers the levels of immunoglobulin E in the blood that trigger the release of histamine, thus causing hay fever, hives, asthma and other allergic disorders. It is suitable to treat food intolerances because it helps people who are on a diet to get the tolerance to a certain food back. It is also an anti-inflammatory plant: it reduces chronic inflammation of guts and irritable colon. It is suitable for those who suffer from lactose, gluten or nickel intolerance or those who have to treat their food intolerance. It is available in capsule form to take orally. But be careful: it is suitable for people who suffer from intolerance to a certain food item, not for allergic patients. In any case, those who have had severe allergic reactions to a food item should avoid consuming it.

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Ribes nigrum

It stimulates adrenal glands to produce natural cortisone, therefore it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties (this kind of substances is called “cortisone-like”). It can be found in bud extract or glycerin macerate form without alcohol, and it is appropriate for children, too. For its antihistaminic and anti-inflammatory properties it is also useful to treat asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, allergic dermatitis. It is an immune-stimulant plant and it enhances the efficiency of our immune system. It should be taken in drops or capsules of pure oil at least two months before the beginning of seasonal allergies.

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Cineraria maritima

It is a homeopathic drug mainly used to treat allergic conjunctivitis, ocular inflammatory manifestations, visual fatigue and light sensitivity. This plant is native to the Mediterranean coastlines. It is available in eye drops and it can replace other eye drops that have bad side effects and contain, for example, cortisone.

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