Dealing With Allergies Naturally

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 No Commented
Categorized Under: Allergies

Having allergies can be one of the worst, most maddening conditions to strike an otherwise happy, healthy individual. Allergies are doubly bad in the sense that they make a person dread the change in seasons, which by all rights, should be a something to look forward to. Depending on how much you trust statistics that govern large groups of people, it seems as though persons suffering from allergies are on the rise, or at least persons buying medication to help alleviate the symptoms of allergies. But many people don’t like having to rely on medicine, especially powerful prescription drugs that often come with a variety of unwanted side effects. But are there any natural ways to deal with allergies that are actually effective? The answer is yes, but some of them may take a little bit of time to have effect.

There are a number of different steps a person can take to start dealing with their allergies in a proactive, though not prescriptive measure. One of them is to eat lots of raw honey that’s locally produced. Honey that comes from your local area will have trace amounts of the allergens that are causing a negative reaction from your body. By eating the honey year round that contains these allergens, you’re allowing your body to build up an immunity to the allergies that flare up each year. Now, depending on how strong your allergies are, this method can take quite a long time to start really having an effect. If you are a major sufferer of allergies, this method can actually take up to 2 years, according to some reports, to really begin to lessen the effects of allergies. So if you’re going to go this route, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into, and make sure the honey you’re eating is both raw and produced within 50 miles of where you live.

Another good method for dealing with allergies is to buy the right kind of air purifier. Air purifiers and the technology behind them have come a very long way in the last decade, and some air purifiers out on the market today can very effectively remove allergens from the air you breathe. In years past, this has been an area that many air purifiers have struggled with. But in recent years, air purification technology has been pioneered by some unlikely entities, most notably NASA, who engineered an air purification technology for use in their space stations that attacks and removes just about every kind of containment from the air.

Another tip for dealing with allergies naturally is to eat natural herbs that are known for there anti-histamine and other effects. Among them are the herbs marshmallow, nettles, acerola cherry, cayenne, and ginger. These natural herbs and spices promote an overall state of health and wellness in the body, as well as give the body a boost in its ability to deal with allergies. Eating these herbs and spices on a regular basis, along with eating raw honey that’s locally produced can be a powerful way to help your body get used to the allergens in the environment and not have such a strong reaction to them in the future.