How to Defeat Allergies Part III

Before there were pharmacies on nearly every corner and drugs were the first thing we turned to for relief, there were home remedies.  Each culture and country has their own. I am going to share a few with you. Some I learned from my grandmother and some have been shared with me over the years.   Home remedies are great because they are inexpensive and you can find the ingredients right in your cupboard or refrigerator.

This recipe is as simple as they come. Honey mixed with lime or lemon seems to work for some people. It appears to me as it is a homeopathic potion “like cures like” bees eat the pollen, they produce honey and you consuming it is like ingesting the pollen that causes the allergy to help relief the symptoms. Lemons and limes contains vitamin C and flavonoid a very unique and important antioxidant from the plant kingdom, they are alkalizing to the body therefore they are considered to have anti-cancer properties.

Onions are a natural antibiotic; great for strengthening the immune system, anti-inflammatory and able to help expectorate. Drinking a simple home recipe of onion syrup is surprisingly delicious and powerful enough to suppress coughs for both adult and children. Garlic is both food and medicine; it may be used to enhance the medicinal value of onion. Although it has the same values as onion it is also antifungal.

Onion syrup recipe


·         Onion

·         Honey or brown sugar

·         Glass bowl or wide mouth Masson jar


Slice the onion thinly, cover the bottom of bowl or jar, and then cover it with honey or a layer of brown sugar. Add a second layer of sliced onion, followed by another layer of honey or sugar. Repeat until you have no more onion left. Let it marinade overnight first dose of syrup should be ready in the morning.


Take one teaspoon of this concoction four times a day or as needed, one time a day maybe all that is needed.

A bowl of onions can also be placed in the room to absorb flues and viruses, try this simple home recipe it worked for me.

To combat allergens the use of a cool-mist humidifier or an air purifier in the home or bedroom can be useful. Using a cool-mist can help get allergens out of the air, and using an air purifier will help control; some companies will even help remove mold and their spores from the air.

Steam inhalation can also be beneficial. Placing a few drops of essential oils in very hot water to help release essences, can also be achieved through diffusion or by placing a few drops of essential oils in a spray bottle filled with water and spraying it into the room. The fragrant mist will be transmitted to the brain via olfactory; the sense of smell is powerful. Drops of oil can be placed on the skin, palm of the hand or sole of the feet to create relief from many conditions.  

Essential oil recipes

1.       Five drops each rosemary, eucalyptus and tea tree oil

2.       Five drops each cinnamon, thyme, rosemary, pine bark and eucalyptus

Pour blend into bottle filled with water, shake well and mist the room.

Few drops can be added to hot shower to help open sinuses.

Probiotics are a good way to support the intestinal tract; most allergies are believed to have their root in the gut. Choose a brand that contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Bifidobacterium lactis and Acidophilus. Balancing the gut will be beneficial for overall health.

Acupuncture is effective however you want to get started before to allergy season. A study 2008 conducted by Germany of more than 5,000 adults found that acupuncture seemed to reduce symptoms significantly compared to standard treatment.

Other supplements to consider stinging nettle leaf, it is a natural antihistamine without the unwanted side effects of drowsiness. If leaves are available make tea pour boiling water over the leaves and cover the cup for 15 minutes before drinking. Butterbur is another alternative to antihistamines.

Bromelain some studies have found that bromelain is anti-inflammatory it is helpful in reducing nasal swelling.

Other allergy supplements are: Echinacea, elderberries, grape seed extract, pycnogenol (pine bark extract), cat’s claw, goldenseal, spirulina and N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (an amino acid that helps thin mucus).

Using Natural Allergy Remedies along with Eating more foods that are alkalizing like fruits and vegetables. Avoiding certain foods from your diet like dairy and sugars will give you a break from allergies.

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