ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Treating Seasonal Allergies with herbs, spices, and other foods.

Updated on November 10, 2015

Treating Seasonal Allergies

Click thumbnail to view full-size
All pictures from my flower garden
All pictures from my flower garden
All pictures from my flower garden | Source

Treating Seasonal Allergies Homeopathically.

Allergies bugging you?

Treat your allergies with herbs, spices and a list of other foods. All well documented as effective.

This brief article is an after thought, or an addendum, to my last article entitled: Pathophysiology of Pollinosis.

In that article i talked about the physiological causes of allergies.

This one will be more focused on the use of homeopathic remedies, or treatment, of allergies.

It is my own story about my personal history of seasonal allergies and subsequent 'treatment' that worked for me.

I hope you find it helpful.

Laughter is curative

Laughter is the best medicine
Laughter is the best medicine | Source

A personal battle with allergies

From the time i was a young child until mid 20's, i was susceptible to seasonal allergies twice a year: every spring and every autumn without failure.

Way back in those days we did not have the over the counter anti-histamines that are so prevalent today.

So, twice a year i looked forward to rhinitis, bronchitis, and nine times out of ten, these leading to pneumonia.

It seemed like each time i had these attacks they were more severe than the year before.

I had resigned myself to the fact that i would probably have a short life span due to these allergies that usually lead to pneumonia.

A surprising revelation

When i was in my mid twenties, i met this old fashioned physician who told me about herbal use for allergies.

He gave me a list of herbs/spices to buy and use on a daily basis.

Not in any particular amounts, or order, but to incorporate them into my diet on a regular basis.

He told me it would take about 6 months to get the full benefits of these herbs/spices and not to lose patience.

The initial cost was high, but well worth the price, if it actually worked for me. So, i bought these herbs and spices and used them everyday in some form or another. I did all of my own cooking and I added them to all my foods and continued to do this religiously.

I started using these herbs/spices halfway between my Spring - Autumn bouts of seasonal allergy dis-ease.

When the next fall came around i had a very mild episode of allergy symptoms without them progressing to asthma, bronchitis, rhinitis, and ultimately pneumonia.

In the following Spring i had NO ALLERGY SYMPTOMS at all.

I used these herbs/spices religiously throughout the years and have had none of those debilitating episodes over all these years, except for the occasional colds, and mild flu symptoms when those seasons came around.

Since i made my career in nursing, and being around the sick all the time, this was quite an accomplishment for me.

Today, i use a more diverse number of herbs and spices, but I will give you the original list that i received from that old doctor more than 45 years ago - these were the basic herbs/spices that saved my life:

thyme, basil, rosemary, fennel, anise, fenugreek, sage, cayenne, horseradish, cumin, caraway, marjoram, tarragon, bay leaves, clove, turmeric, garlic, black pepper, oregano and mint.

Specific targeting

In keeping with the theme of this article (allergy, colds, flu, upper and lower respiratory problems and inflammation) here is the list specifically aimed at these symptoms:

Anise, Cumin, Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cayenne, Celery Seeds, Chile Pepper, Cinnamon, Coriander, Fenugreek, Garlic, Horseradish, Jalapeno Pepper, Licorice, Onion, Paprika, Peppercorns, Savory, Sumac, Tabasco Pepper, Tamarind, and Turmeric.

The attached link will take you to a wonderful site that gives you all the information you need on 40 different spices/herbs.

I hope you find this advice helpful, it certainly worked for me and my allergies.

by d.william


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)