Hay fever is often seasonal, but if you are constantly exposed to an offending substance (e.g., pet dander or certain foods), your immune system can be compromised, and symptoms can last year-round.
Fortunately, some herbs help ease the discomfort of seasonal allergies. I have had tremendous success relieving allergy symptoms using the following Herbs in my allergy formulas:
Thank God for these herbs or I would not be able to get through the allergy season without experiencing several episodes of vertigo. There are other herbs used like horehound, mullein, horseradish, and wasabi to treat symptoms, but I have found the herbs mentioned above to be the most effective to both prevent and treat symptoms. Remember, herbs DO work and are highly effective if you know how to use them and extract them correctly. So work in conjunction with a qualified herbalist to treat your seasonal allergies.
You can take these herbs during the allergy season. However, for best results to treat seasonal allergies, begin herbal supplements 1–2 months before the season starts. This can not only help reduce the severity of symptoms, but in some cases, I have seen people not have symptoms at all during allergy season.
Good health is the most crucial element to help ease allergy symptoms, and good health starts with nutrition. That is why in next week’s post I will be focusing on the foods that can help minimize allergy symptoms. However, it is worth noting that people susceptible to airborne allergens may also be sensitive to certain foods. Identifying and removing those foods from the diet can significantly improve health and reduce allergy symptoms. This is best accomplished by an elimination diet.
Until next week,
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.