Natural Remedies for Allergies

Allergies are an inflammatory response to a specific allergen or substance that provokes inflammation. Inflammatory symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, watering eyes and can even become as severe as anaphylactic shock. Allergy tendencies are hereditary and may come from a depleted immune system and diet rich in high allergy foods such as dairy, grains, pollution, and animal dander.

Modern medicine treats allergy symptoms with decongestants and antihistamines for systematic relief and their side effects. Use Homeopathic Combinations for specific allergies below. If you have a poor diet the symptoms may never go away.

From a natural perspective, allergies may be managed by eliminating allergens of foods, chemicals, pollutants, dust and animals until some of the following natural therapies can help your body get the allergies under control and remove the underlying problems. What you can improve your diet and eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black teas, sodas and dairy products.

Enzymes taken on an empty stomach act as an anti-inflammatory.

Vitamin C stabilizes mast cells, which when irritated release histamines.

B Vitamins support the adrenal glands to reduce inflammation.

Quercetin on an empty stomach, stabilizes mast cells to reduce the histamine response. Use for 2 – 3 weeks before the allergy season starts.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Allergies

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Respiratory Formula – to help the body to reduce mucus and improve respiratory function.

Dr. Christopher’s Sinus Plus – to help clear sinuses and mucus.

Dr. Christopher’s Immucalm – slows down the immune response to reduce allergies.

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright – used as an eyewash helps eye symptoms from allergies.

Dr. Christopher’s Sensei Menthol Rub – opens sinuses. DO NOT use with homeopathics.

Herb Singles:

Brigham tea – is decongestant and aids the respiratory system.

Eucalyptus – as a tea, clears the sinuses.

Nettles tincture – drying, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic.

Elecampane – decongestant and digestive and liver aid.


Cell Salts to Help Allergies

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#3 Calc Sulph 6X – detoxification, yellow discharges
#4 Ferr Phos 6X – inflammation
#6 Kali Phos 6X – nervous conditions
#9 Nat Mur 6X – watery discharges


Allergy Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Homeopathic Combinations by BioAllers:

Animal Hair & Dander is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms from pet allergies including sneezing, congestion, itching, rashes and watery eyes from pet allergies.

Children’s Allergy is specially formulated to helps relieve allergy symptoms like watery and itchy eyes, sinus pressure, congestion, sneezing, and runny nose from allergies.

Pet Allergy is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms from pet allergies including sneezing, congestion, itching, rashes and watery eyes from pet allergies.

Sinus & Allergy Spray is specially formulated to provide relief of the symptoms of congestion, sneezing, sinus pressure, runny nose, and dry nasal passages from allergies.

Homeopathic singles:

Apis mellifica – red swollen nose, swollen upper eyelids, comes on quickly, feels better in cool air.

Arsenicum album – chilly, restless, anxious, exhausted. Burning sensation which feels better with warm application or warm drinks. Thin watery burning discharges from the nose and eyes. Sneezing without relief.

Iodium – thin nasal discharges, burning, hot nasal discharges.

Merc vivus – profuse discharges, nose feels raw, sinusitis with blood in mucus, sensitive to temperatures.

Rhus tox – worse from cold weather, wet dripping, sneezing, can have thick yellow-green mucus.

Urtica Urens – allergic reactions, worse from cold and shellfish.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Natural Remedies for Hay fever Symptoms

Hayfever is an allergic reaction to pollens, dust, and chemicals especially at certain times of the year. There is swelling of the mucous membranes of the nasal passages. Symptoms of Hay Fever may include sneezing, runny nose, burning eyes, exhaustion, mucus discharges and swelling. The pollens that cause Hay Fever vary from person to person. Hayfever tendencies can be hereditary and encouraged by a weak immune system.

Modern medicine treats hay fever with decongestants and anti-histamines that give temporary symptomatic relief and no long-term improvements. While working naturally to reverse the problem, consider using Homeopathic Combinations specific for hay fever symptoms found below.

The goal with Hay Fever from the natural perspective is to calm the immune system and strengthen the adrenals. When the system is weak, allergens can cause an inflammatory response. Use several of the following remedies and remove dairy, tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and sodas.

Enzymes taken on an empty stomach act as an anti-inflammatory.

Vitamin C stabilizes mast cells, which when irritated release histamines.

B Vitamins support the adrenal glands to reduce inflammation

Quercetin on an empty stomach, stabilizes mast cells to reduce the histamine response. Use for 2 – 3 weeks before the allergy season starts.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Hayfever

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use herbs for several months to support the respiratory system while on medications.

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Respiratory Formula – to help the body to reduce mucus and improve respiratory function

Dr. Christopher’s Sinus Plus – to help clear sinuses and mucus

Dr. Christopher’s Immucalm – slows down the immune response to reduce allergies

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright – used as an eyewash helps eye symptoms from hayfever

Dr. Christopher’s Sensei Menthol Rub – opens sinuses. DO NOT use with homeopathics

Herb Singles:

Brigham tea – is decongestant and aids the respiratory system

Eucalyptus – as a tea, clears the sinuses

Nettles tincture – drying, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic

Elecampane – decongestant and digestive and liver aid


Cell Salts to Help Hayfever Symptoms

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#3 Calc Sulph 6X – detoxification, yellow discharges
#4 Ferr Phos 6X – inflammation
#6 Kali Phos 6X – nervous conditions
#9 Nat Mur 6X – watery discharges


Hayfever Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Homeopathic Combinations by BioAllers:

Grass Pollen is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes from grass related allergies.

Indoor Allergy is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, headache, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes from dust, mold, yeast and allergies.

Mold, Yeast & Dust is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, sneezing, sore throat and itchy, watery eyes from mold, dust and yeast allergies.

Outdoor Allergy is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, headache, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes from tree, grass, and other pollen allergies.

Pollen Hayfever is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing, runny nose, and watery, itchy eyes from hay fever.

Sinus & Allergy Spray is specially formulated to provide relief ro the symptoms of congestion, sneezing, sinus pressure, runny nose, and dry nasal passages from allergies.

Tree Pollen is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, sneezing, sinus pressure, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes from tree pollen allergies.

Homeopathic Single Remedies:

Allium Cepa – itching, biting, burning in the eyes. Eyes red, sensitive to touch. Watering eyes, burning. Eyes sensitive to light. Hay fever, irritating clear watery nasal discharge with sneezing. Worse in warm room, rest; better motion, open air, cold room. Thirsty

Arsenicum album – burning in eyes with hot acrid mucus discharge. Thin watery burning discharges from the nose. Burning and itching, cold sores in nose. Sneezing without relief. Burning sensations which feel better with warm applications or warm drinks. Person is chilly, restless, anxious, exhausted. Better hot dry applications, from company, motion; worse exertion, periodiodically, and after midnight. Intense thirst, craves ice cold water or warm tea, sips often.

Arum Triphyllum – noted for its acrid, painful sore, raw, and burning properties. Hayfever with pain at root of nose.Must breath through mouth. Mouth raw at roof, lips chapped and burning, corners of mouth are sore and cracked. A red rash may be present around the mouth and lower half of the face.Horseness. Skin raw, bloody surfaces anywhere. Raw throat. Picking at the nose and lips. Loss of appetite. Symptoms worse from cold winds, lying down.

Euphrasia – Eyes watter all the time; irritating tears with bland mucus discharge. Nasal discharge is watery and bland (not irritating like allium and arsenicum). Allergies, hay fever. Better in open air; worse in sunlight and wind.

Sabadilla – hay fever; spasmodic sneezing with running nose. Itching and tickling in nose. Runny nose. Nose stuffed. Oversensitive to smells. Eyelids red and burning. Face feels hot. Worse from cold air; better in open air and from heat, warm food and drink. Desires hot things; thirstless.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Spring Allergies Class Notes

Allergies seem to hit people at different times of the year, but most seem to have symptoms starting in the early spring. Some of your comments about symptoms spring allergies-someone sneezingincluded:

“Sinus blockage (can’t breathe correctly) that leads to sinus pressure headache.” – Shawn Marie

‘Itching. I have occasional runny nose and sinus distress, but I itch! My itching is most prevalent when I am outdoors, but I am also drastically allergic to insects, particularly flies. I would love to find a solution so that for once in my life I can enjoy being outdoors.’ – Wendy

For a full printable copy of the class notes click the link below to download the free PDF Class Notes for Spring Allergies Natural Remedies

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Baby Congestion Natural Remedies

Nasal congestion in babies interferes with sleeping and feeding, when nasal pathways are blocked. Congestion comes when a nursing mother may have a diet too rich in dairy products or there is too much stress from lack of sleep which affects the quality of mother’s milk. The baby may have allergies to the formula.

For baby congestion, most healthcare professionals recommend sucking out the mucus from the nose or using a decongestant if the child is old enough. From the natural perspective, we should look first at the mother’s diet, and help the mother and child to normalize mucus secretions to reduce congestion. Clearing the nose is helpful.

A humidifier with a few drops eucalyptus oil in the water may be helpful at night. It is good symptomatic relief.

Nursing mothers need to pay attention to their diet; also avoid tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, coffee, and soda.

If baby is on formula, you may need to change it.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Baby Congestion

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a glycerin extract as it contains no alcohol and are safer.

Elecampane – use with mother and a drop or two for the baby a few times a day. It is one of the best nasal decongestants I have used.

Osha – respiratory issues and be used if elecampane isn’t effective

Echinacea – useful especially for mom and will be helpful to the child through the mother’s milk.

Ginger – warming, improves digestion and congestion. Use like elecampane.


Cell Salts to Help with Baby Conestion

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#3 Calc sulph 6X – digestive problems, yellow discharges
#9 Nat mur 6X – congestion, clear discharges
#12 Silicea 6X – congestion, for thin delicate children


Baby Congestion Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Calcarea carb (#1 Homeopathic for baby congestion) – the first remedy for all babies, and especially the chubby ones.

Kali bich – when there is green and yellow thick gooey and sticky mucus.

Kali carb – chronic mucus, ulceration of the nose; stuffy in warm rooms; can have blood in mucus; smelly thin yellow-green discharges.

Pulsatilla – when the child cries easily and the mucus is changeable in color and thickness.

Thuja – when there is yellow to green thick mucus, especially in the left nostril.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card