In allergy offices throughout the world, we offer people with seasonal allergies allergen immunotherapy (or allergy shots) as a way to gradually become tolerant to pollens in the environment. Honey naturally contains small amounts of pollen, carried by bees. Local honey contains small amounts of pollen from plants that are common in your area. Locally produced honey is a great daily ingredient for anyone with seasonal allergies.
Histamine is a molecule in your body that causes itchiness and other allergy symptoms in your body. Many of the medications we take for allergies are “anti-histamines.” Some foods are natural antihistamines. Having natural antihistamine foods in your diet can prevent or reduce your allergy symptoms. Here are some natural antihistamines:
Green Tea – green tea is a natural antihistamine. Ancient medicine and recent scientific studies both support this function of green tea. A daily cup of hot green tea can benefit any sort of allergic condition.
Turmeric - turmeric (curcumin) is a natural antihistamine. Turmeric is a spice, from the ginger famiy of plants, that is commonly used in Indian curries. It is well-known for its bright yellow color and is attributed with a multitude of medicinal properties in Ayurvedic medicine. Including turmeric in your diet can help gradually reduce allergy symptoms.
Vitamin C – Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine. Vitamin C or foods containing a lot of vitamin C should be included in your daily diet if you have any sort of allergic condition.
Vitamin D – studies have found that deficiency of vitamin D is related to several allergic conditions, especially eczema. Have your physician check your vitamin D level to determine how much vitamin D supplementation you need.