Most, if not all, of us have some allergic reactions to pollens, weeds, dust, pet dander, smoke, and mold. Therefore many turn to over-the-counter anti-histamines for relief of allergy symptoms. Many of these chemical compounds create more side effects than actual relief. So I will discuss what I have discovered to be of great benefit for allergy sufferers without side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and a foggy mind. I worked diligently to find a remedy for my 9 year old, whose allergies are awful for her. We originally started her on basic, over-the-counter anti-histamines but they often made her tired and unable to focus at school. So I began to research herbal remedies for her.
The first thing I discovered was Quercitin, a natural plant extract that works with the body to reduce the amount of histamine released. This only came in pill form, which she could not swallow, so we ground it up for her to swallow the powder but it tasted awful to her and she didn’t want to take it. This pill can be found at any health foods store and I would greatly recommend for adults with allergies that can swallow pills. It did actually help her a lot when I could convince her to take it.
Due to the awful taste I searched some more for a more pallet pleasing remedy that is safe for children.
This is when I discovered that Stinging Nettles, a plant similar to spinach with stinging hairs all over it. The Quercitin content of Nettles is very high and it is the most likely source of extracted Quercitin products.
So I developed a low-sugar tincture using vegetable glycerin and nettles. This blend has worked wonders for me and my family. No more allergies and no more antihistamine side effects!
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For kids I recommend 1 or 2 dropperfuls per day as a dose. If their allergies are really bad give 2 dropperfuls twice a day. Always taking with a cup of water. They can have more if need be, there will be no side effects or toxicity reactions, no matter how much you give. Adults should take 2 to 4 dropperfuls up to 2 times a day for relief of any type of allergy symptoms. This remedy is also recommended for assisting with food allergies.
After starting my daughter on this remedy on a daily basis her allergies have almost vanished. Every now and then she still has a sneezing fit and we just give her another dropperful to help alleviate that.
As a side note, many allergies, especially in children, are due to the fact that we tend to over-sanitize our home environments, leaving kids susceptible to outdoor allergies even more. If our indoor environment is too clean then our bodies are unable to deal appropriately with outdoor allergens or even with recycled air in office buildings and schools. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are not the cure all we need. What we need is the opportunity to build up an immunity to our environment, like allowing our children to get sick and be sick so their immune system can adapt and build the ability to fight off illness and disease in adulthood and old age.
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