You may eat something, get bitten by an insect, or have a reaction to something in the air and find you start swelling, have redness, and other symptoms. If your reactions severe you need to get to a emergency room right away.
In the mean time here are some herbs that can help.
Quercetin – This great antioxidant also works well if you have some kind of allergic reaction. It’s a natural flavonoid that comes from veggies, fruits, and even flowers and works well as a powerful antihistamine agent… and it’s also a great anti-inflammatory agent. Quercetin will help if you have swelling of the face, lips, runny nose, hives and even itchy watery eyes. You can ask for Quercetin at your local health food store or order it on-line.
Stinging Nettle Herb – Nettle has been around for years and works well for counteracting histamine reactions. If you have a rash, insect bite, been stung by a jellyfish, had a reaction to food additives, or something else… take some nettle in capsules. Nettle is a natural blocking agent for histamine reactions and thus works well for allergic reactions… and also works great as good anti-inflammatory. Taking 2 or 3 capsules of Nettle right away might make all the difference in the world. Your local health food store will have Stinging Nettle on hand for sale.
Butterbur – Some call Butterbur a natural antihistamine blocking agent that works extremely well. Helps with swelling, redness, rash, watery eyes and more. Plus Butterbur will not make you sleepy like some of the prescribed and over the counter medications you will find at the drugstore. It also helps relax smooth muscles in upper airways so you can breathe better. And it also is a good anti-inflammatory agent thus helping with redness, swelling, and pain. Some people feel Butterbur works as well as some of the over the counter medications for allergic reactions. You can buy Butterbur at your local health food store.
Bromelain – This wonderful agent that comes from pineapples that slows histamine production and thus also helps with allergic reactions. It is a good anti-inflammatory agent and helps with pain too, and helps with asthma and other respiratory problems. And it helps your skin recover faster from swelling and redness. Bromelain is also is a good immune boosting agent… thus helping you recover faster from allergic reactions. You can buy Bromelain drops or capsules at your local health food store.
Garlic – Garlic is well known a good antihistamine agent. If you have hives, skin rash, swelling then chop 3 to 6 or more garlic cloves up or mince them and add them to honey and swallow them down. Fresh garlic is best, it contains fresh oils which do the work… and they are new and unprocessed and will work more effectively than garlic capsules or pills.
Mangosteen – Mangosteen is a fruit that grows in tropical regions with a sweet white pulp inside and a tart outer rind that is full of powerful antioxidants that work well as a good antihistamine. Mangosteen has amazing antihistamine properties and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus it can also help with high blood pressure, heart disease, and even prevent cancer. You can buy Mangosteen juice at your local health food store.
Licorice Root – This great herb helps with many attributes including helping with stress, and it also works as great antihistamine and anti-inflammatory agent and supports your immune system too. Licorice Root should be used for no longer than 7 to 10 days… and if you have high blood pressure or heart problems or if you are taking blood thinning medications don’t use Licorice Root. Having some of the whole root on hand and chewing pieces of it can help greatly in case of allergic reaction or you can take capsules. Most health food stores have Licorice Root on hand, or you can order it on-line.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Shambala Spiritual Transformation Institute, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at http://www.thesourcecenterradio.com/The-Relaxed-Soul.html July show to be about “The Power of Compassion”