An allergy is a hypersensitive response of the body to allergens. Allergens can be of plant origin, such as pollen; animal origin, such as dander (scales shed from the skin, hair, or fur of animals); insect origin, such as the stings of bees and wasps; or dust mites themselves. Dust, smog, smoke or some strong odors may also trigger allergies. Conventional treatment for allergies includes anti-histamines and low dose steroids. These allergy medications give you immediate relief from symptoms of allergy but do not cure allergy. Homeopathic remedies for allergies include AB factor and OM 28 Immune system. These allergy remedies boost your immune system and prevent your body from reacting to slightest stimuli. Combination of resonance homeopathic remedies and ayurvedic herbs when used along with the below mentioned diet gives you excellent results.
• Foremost thing is to avoid the particular food substance you are allergic to, if you are aware of it.
• The most common foods which produce allergy in children are peanuts, tree nuts, Soybeans, cow’s milk, wheat and hen’s eggs.
• The common foods which produce allergy in adults are peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, oysters and mussels, certain fruits such as kiwi and peaches.
• Artificial additives, sweeteners and coloring agents should also be avoided.
• Fruits and vegetables are the most significant sources of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals so including them in your daily diet is the key to good nutrition.
• Yoghurt contains healthy bacteria known as Probiotics which benefits the immune system of gut.
• Honey is very beneficial in allergies but should not be given in children below 1year.
• Spices such as clove, cinnamon, oregano, turmeric, cumin, parsley, basil, garlic, coriander, onion and cardamom should be used as they are rich in anti-oxidants. This can ease seasonal allergy suffering.
• Nuts are one good choice. They’re a healthy snack and are high in magnesium and vitamin E.
• Fruits high in vitamin C such as Oranges, strawberries, apples, grapes, and watermelon are recommended as they contain anti-oxidant and may help reduce inflammation.
Home remedies for allergies
Neti pots are very useful in case of stuffed up sinuses and blocked nose.
Shower you can have a steaming hot shower to soothe sinuses and clear nasal passages.
Steam: Hot water steam is highly beneficial for blocked sinuses and nasal passages.
Eucalyptus oil: You may add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the steam water, as it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Spices: You can prepare a decoction with black peppers, garlic, coriander seeds, basil leaves, Indian Lilac (neem) leaves and dried ginger, and have it twice a day for 3 days.
Basil leaves added while preparing tea is also good.
Mix 1 spoon of honey with little turmeric powder, and have it in small divided portions. It will soothe your throat.
Gargle with hot water mixed with a pinch of salt for relief from sore throat.
Dr Khyati Dave is a licensed Homeopathy Physician and Nutritional Consultant. With Biogetica, she has witnessed many patients, who had otherwise given up hope, heal faster supplemented by our natural methods. She considers consulting Biogetica patients her primary responsibility and honour. She often writes about nutrition, natural treatment methods and diet. Her mission is to apply her medical talents to help each patient heal faster and do her best to give the immunity of patients with so called ‘incurable’ diseases a fighting chance.