Calgary Top Herbs, Superfoods and Supplements for Allergies
For many people spring time means renewal, however for allergy sufferers it means sniffling, sneezing, itching, runny nose and watery eyes. Welcome to allergy season.
Check out the following Eugeniya’s all-natural supplements recommendation that work to reduce inflammation, rebuild the immune system and help to reduce the true cause of allergies:
Breathe Well Essential Oil Blend
Essential Oils works as a natural antihistamine and possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties that will help to treat and relieve most seasonal allergic reactions.
Our signature Breathe Well Essential Oil Roll -on made with Lavender oil (works as a natural antihistamine); Ravensara and Frankince oils ( help to treat perennial allergic rhinitis); Eucalyptus Radiata (known as an anti-inflammatory and may help you with your congestion); peppermint and lemon oils creates an effective and soothing allergy relief combination. Blended in Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Manjistha is the most potent plant used by Ayurvedic Practitioners. Manjistha Powder has a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits. It has been used as a muscle relaxant; relieve digestive issues, helps to ease stress and anxiety; may reduce arthritic pain and swelling , allergies and skin-related issues.
Manjistha is high in Vitamin C. Did You know that Vitamin C with Bioflavonois helps to prevent the formation of histamine? Vitamin C is not just for seasonal colds! It does so much more and is an important nutrient needed for a strong immune system.
Stinging Nettle Tea
Stinging Nettle Tea may be helpful in reducing the symptoms of hay fever and acting as an anti-inflammatory agent. Some research has linked that stinging nettle leaf may help to relief the allergy symptoms: sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes. How to make nettle tea:
- Pour one cup of hot water over one teaspoon of dry nettle leaves.
- Allow to steep for 8-10 minutes.
- Strain and Serve. Optional – add Raw Honey or Stevia
Reishi is a great medicinal mushroom that has been found to have immune-modulating benefits, supporting homeostasis in the immune system and resistance to common and seasonal allergens. Beta-glucan found in Medicinal Mushrooms Spores may offer a number of health benefits: such as lowering cholesterol, improving blood sugar levels and rebuilding the immune system.
Reishi and Medicinal Mushrooms contain Vitamin D – research shows that vitamin D exerts profound effects on immune functions involved in the development and course of allergies.
Turmeric or Curcumin is well-known as an anti – antihistamine and anti-inflammatory power house for a very good reason. Its active ingredient, curcumin, has been proven to reduce symptoms of many inflammation-driven diseases, and may help minimize the swelling and irritation caused by by allergic rhinitis. Turmeric powder can prevent the release of histamine from MAST cells and can even inhibit anaphylactic reactions.
Irish Moss Powder
What is Irish Moss? Irish Moss is an edible North Atlantic seaweed and it is found on the Atlantic coasts of Ireland. Irish Moss is very rich in potassium chloride and can work wonders for congestion and mucous. Irish moss is very well known for it’s anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It offers us a variety of health benefits: Lung Health, Thyroid Support, Coughy-Mucousy conditions, Mental Health and Digestive Health (high in prebitic).
This herbs and superfoods don’t cure allergies, however they may significantly reduce your body response and sensitivity to allergy triggers.
For any questions or consultation come see Eugeniya! Founder of Joy and Vitality Centre, Eugeniya will help you improve your health and feel your best, starting from within. Eugeniya is a licensed nutritionist and registered dietitian, certified with David Wolfe on Surfoods and Medicinal Mushrooms. With a decade of personal experience, she has a unique perspective as a dietitian/nutritionist.
Whether it is weight loss you seek, issues related to digestive disorders, food allergies and sensitivities, arthritis or other chronic conditions, immune support – learning how and what to implement is always provided with a personalized approach. Shes here to answer questions and help you find the right nutritional products for your needs!