Characteristics of pollen allergy
POLLEN ALLERGY is the overreaction of the body in contact with the pollen of plants that are in suspension during certain times of the year, while the plants carrying it are doing the process known as pollination.
Symptoms of pollen allergy
Nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes, wheezing, etc.
Causes of pollen allergy
Excessive reaction of the body to certain plants. (See plants that produce allergies in the listing above)
Diagnostics and treatment of pollen allergy
If you have an allergic reaction or a symptom that can be assumed as some kind of allergy, the first thing to do is visiting the specialist to identify the item causing the disease.
(Herbal remedies for the treatment of pollen allergy)
The function of the phytotherapy in the treatment of pollen allergy is to offer those plants with anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties that help to avoid adverse reactions. At the same time, their use can diminish the use of antihistamine or decongestant that can cause indirect effect or be detrimental, according to some opinions, for the immune system .
Common nettle (Urtica urens) is useful to combat pollen allergies, including hay fever, avoiding its unpleasant effects such as production of mucus, or cough. (Infusion of a spoonful of dry leaves per water cup. Drink 3 cups a day)
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) extract prepared from sale in pharmacies and herbalists
(Take according to the preparation conditions of use without exceeding the dose, so that is not toxic)
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Used especially to alleviate rhinitis. (Take capsules sold in pharmacies and herbalists in accordance with the terms and conditions of the prospectus)
Ephedra (Ephedra helvetica ) Due to its content in ephedrine, it has similar properties to adrenalin, although it turns out dangerous because it affects blood pressure and heart rate, especially in prolonged use or higher doses than normal (See toxicity of this component). On the other hand, it has proved quite adequate use in the treatment of allergies. (Infusion of a spoonful of dried flowers per cup of water. 2 cups per day)
More information on pollen allergy in the listing above.