- Alternative & Natural Medicine
How to reduce symptoms of allergy the natural and logical way
The formation and properties of pollen allergies
Pollen allergy is a temporary condition affecting millions of people in springtime. Some people would probably prefer to skip spring because of the severity of their allergies. The different pollen from the flowering trees all the way to the grasses can trigger an allergic reaction due to a malfunction of the immune system.
The human organism considers pollen foreign invadors and tries to fight them. Unfortunately, the immune system of an allergic person may no longer distinguish between harmful and harmless substances. The allergenic substance, the actual allergens then lead to an overreaction of the immune system. As a result, an excess of antibodies (natural defense) are formed, until the occurrence of a further contact will lead to a first allergic reaction. This allergic reaction will release Histamin. The complaints are many, for example, itching, burning, watery eyes. Furthermore, generalized itching and local eczematous changes can occur.
The tendency to an allergic reaction is probably innate. The probability of an allergy increases when parents or siblings are allergic too. We won't actually inherit the allergy itself, but the disposition of the body to develop an allergy at some point. The spontaneous disappearance of allergies is very rare, however, the sudden onset at any time in life far more likely.
Suffering from a pollen allergy doesn't necessarily mean we have to accept it. While there are numerous medications available to decrease the symptoms, there are numerous non-toxic methods that help ease the symptoms. Unfortunately, natural and alternative ways to fight a pollen allergy do take some patience, But the helpful hints in addition with the natural remedies below could help you ease the symptoms. Naturally, it also makes sense to periodically consult the pollen calendar so that you are always up to date and keep the severity of the allergic reaction at the lowest possible.
If we can arrange it we should stay inside as much as possible during high-pollen days, especially during windy days. Sporting activities should be moved to the inside. If we still need to go outside we should wear very tight-fitting sunglasses. During rainy days the pollen count drops significantly and we can go for a walk outside as the severity of the symptoms should be less.
Another very helpful tip is to wash our hair before going to bed. This will remove tiny pollen that might have been trapped in our hair and reduce the symptoms as well. The windows should stay shut during pollen season unless you have installed a special anti-pollen window screen. Don't air out your bedding outside during and never dry your clothes outside during pollen season. These few measures can reduce the symptoms of pollen allergy.
Preventive Natural Medicine
Preventing a pollen allergy is a lot easier than to fight it when it is already here. The most effective supplement you will find for that specific problem is bee pollen. Bee pollen is a superfood that is loaded with all essential nutrition including all body-essential amino acids. But besides that, it also contains a compound known as quercetin. Quercetin does produce an anti-histamine effect. Bee Pollen also works in a very smart way by desensitizing the body. This means that it helps your body slowly build-up a tolerance to spring-time pollen.
Bee Pollen doesn't have an immediate effect. This means that people suffering of spring-time allergy should start taking bee pollen on a daily basis starting in December all the way to the allergy season. Since it slowly desensitizes the body, a person suffering of seasonal allergies won't get 100% relief the first year but should notice an improvement. The symtpoms should become less and less and can be diminished completely withn a few years depending on the severity of the allergy.
This remedy has worked for quite some people. In addition bee pollen will also provide you with full-spectrum nutrition helping your body fight free radicals. Bee pollen is also a popular food amongst athletes as it gives them strength and endurance the natural way.
If you take bee pollen for the purpose of reducing your allergic symtpoms you can either stop the pollen once the allergy season has passed and start over again in December. Or you may even choose to continue taking it on a daily basis throughout the year.
Start your bee pollen dosages low and increase gradually to allow your body adjust to it. Bee Pollen is often sold as granules. Taking 1-2 teaspoons a day would be a good daily amount to take. Some manufacturers also make bee pollen tablets which you can swallow whole or chew them up. Chewing up the granules or the tablets is a bit more effective. Nevertheless, you will still get good results if you swallow the granules or tablets
A little tip for those who want to double the effect. Drink some aloe vera juice with your bee pollen because aloe vera juice acts as a turbo charger taking the bee pollen to its intended destination at super speed.