Herbal Help voor Hay Fever, Stof en Pet allergie

Herbal Help voor Hooikoorts, Stof & Pet Allergy Sufferers

Zie ook herbal teas under dietary advice

Herbal medicine has been around for a long time. People have been using herbs & plants to cure illness since the Palaeolithic era, according to archaeological evidence. Dat is rond 60,000 jaar geleden. Today, tal van moderne medicijnen - de World Health Organization (WHO) zegt een kwart van de drugs nu in gebruik in Amerika - zijn afgeleid van planten. WHO also estimates that 80 percent of the population of some Asian and African countries currently use herbal medicine for some aspect of primary health care.

There are many options for you to pursue if you want to explore using herbal help for hayfever. Before you do, though, you should bear these things in mind:

  • "Natuurlijke" betekent niet noodzakelijk "veilig" - of zelfs "onschuldig". De NHS website waarschuwt dat kruidengeneesmiddelen "moet worden gebruikt met dezelfde zorg & respect als farmaceutische geneesmiddelen "
  • website BUPA's zegt: "Herbal remedies bevatten actieve ingrediënten en kunnen interageren met andere geneesmiddelen of oorzaak bijwerkingen. Begin niet met het nemen van kruidenmiddelen zonder overleg met uw huisarts of apotheker eerst. Het is ook belangrijk om niet te stoppen met het nemen van voorgeschreven medicijnen zonder overleg met uw huisarts, en niet aan de aanbevolen dosis van kruidengeneesmiddelen te overtreffen. "
  • Clinical trials of herbal medicines are extremely rare. This means that evidence of the effectiveness of using herbal help for hayfever is also extremely rare
  • Check that any product you buy has either the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) logo or a product licence number displayed on it
  • Apply common sense, en check with your GP or pharmacist before taking herbal remedies
  • Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Gewoon omdat er geen bewijs is dat kruidengeneesmiddelen werken voor hooikoorts betekent niet dat ze niet werken. Het betekent gewoon dat niemand kan bewijzen dat ze doen - of niet

Checking out herbal help for hayfever

OK, so much for the health warnings. What about the herbs?

Plants & Herbs that may help with hayfever

There are many plants, herbs and components of plants and herbs that may help with hayfever or pet or dust allergy. Here are some of those most commonly suggested:

Aloë Vera has mild antihistamine properties. It also promotes digestion and helps to clear skin problems. You can drink the juice diluted in water. Used externally as a gel it cools and soothes allergic skin rashes and itchy skin.

Butterbur is a herbal extract believed to have an antihistamine-like effect on hay fever symptoms. Een 2005 medical study found that butterbur was as effective as antihistamines in treating hay fever symptoms. Echter, people allergic to ragweed or chrysanthemum should avoid butterbur and it should be consumed carefully as it can cause indigestion, vermoeidheid, vomiting or constipation. Butterbur extract is available in capsules from a wide range of online sources.

Calendula and Camomile tea are both reputed to relieve hayfever symptoms. Some herbalists suggest smearing camomile and lemon oil on a tissue and inhaling.

Ginger, Peppermint and Green tea are all said to reduce hay fever symptoms. Ginger and green tea work as natural anti-histamines whilst peppermint reduces congestion.

Ginkgo biloba wordt gedacht dat de reactie van het lichaam op allergenen te verminderen, terwijl ook het verhogen van energie-niveaus en de circulatie. It is available in most health food shops and is usually taken in capsules.

Honey is not a herb or a plant but so many people find it beneficial we felt it had earned its place in the list. Het eten van lokaal geproduceerde honing regelmatig het hele jaar door kan helpen bij het opbouwen van het lichaam van de immuniteit, dus het over-reactie op pollen verminderen wanneer deze wordt vrijgegeven. For this to work, the honey must be very local to you.

Horseradish is a pungent root vegetable which acts as a decongestant, helping to clear nasal passages. Grated fresh horseradish root adds a great kick to roast meats and vegetables.

Liquorice root kunnen ontsteking en roodheid gemak in de neus en wordt ook verondersteld om anti-virale en anti-bacteriële eigenschappen die kunnen helpen om de immuunrespons van het lichaam op hooi koorts, stof en huisdier allergieĂ«n. It can be drunk as a herbal tea.

Brandnetel is available in capsule form from health food retailers, some supermarkets and online. The recommended dose is two 300mg capsules daily, to be taken when you experience symptoms. It can also be drunk as an infusion or made into soup. To make nettle soup, pick only the tender young leaves at the tip of the plant in early spring, after which the leaves become coarse. Recipes can be found online.

Quercetine is thought to limit the release of histamine. As well as being found naturally in many foods (Wikipedia lists 30, with raw and canned capers at the top) it can also be taken in a capsule. The recommended dose is 250-600mg per day, taken 5-10 minutes before meals. NB Quercetin is not recommended during pregnancy.

Turmeric Commonly used in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine, turmeric is a spice containing curcumin, which has been found to have anti-allergy properties. Most often used in dried form, it can also be bought fresh. It looks similar to ginger root. Put on your rubber gloves (it stains!), peel a section and grate, then add about two teaspoons to rice dishes, stir-fries or soups. Or anything else you fancy.

Reporting adverse reactions

You can report adverse reactions to any medicines, herbal or otherwise, via Gele kaart regeling van de overheid. Follow this link https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/

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Aromatherapie is a traditional, natural and effective way to treat a variety of ailments including allergy symptoms.

It is important to use a high quality pure, natural essential oil with genuine ingredients, geen synthetische versie die niet dezelfde voordelen brengt, and always follow instructions.

Useful oils to treat Allergies

  • Roman chamomile or camomile is soothing and can lessen your reaction to pollen.
  • Lavendel is renowned for its healing, calming and soothing properties.
  • Geranium is balancing. (Geranium may not be suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women as it affects the hormones).
  • Pine is strengthening and can help clear nasal congestion.
  • Rosmarijn is uplifting and can help clear nasal congestion.
  • Juniper is detoxifying.
  • Eucalyptus is clearing.
  • Niaouli en Tea Tree oil also have helpful properties for hay fever.
  • Carrier oils include sesame, sunflower, coconut and olive.

Aromatherapy Top Tips to Relieve Allergies

  • Spray a homemade lavender or eucalyptus room spray throughout the house and especially in the bedroom before you go to sleep.
  • Try some on your pillow to help you sleep and to clear your sinuses while you sleep.
  • A blend of chamomile, lavender and lemon added to your bath or diffused in a burner may help relieve symptoms, particularly at night before you go to sleep.

How to Use Essential Oils and Herbs to Soothe Allergy Symptoms

  • Kook bladeren in het water om een ​​kamer of body spray te maken - probeer eucalyptus
  • Add a few drops to a body cream and apply to your skin, or add to a carrier oil to make a massage oil or a chest rub.
  • Put a few drops on a handkerchief or a tissue and inhale before and after sneezing.
  • Burn in an oil burner.
  • Dilute a few drops in your warm bath.

Allergy Relief - Etherische oliën en hun eigenschappen

All of the following oils may be useful in helping to alleviate Hay Fever Dust and Pet Allergies symptomen.

Roman camomile or Roman chamomile - Uitstekende kalmerende eigenschappen. Effective for irritation, impatience and feeling disagreeable. Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Blends well with lavender, geranium, tea tree, rose and lemon.

Lavendel - De meest veelzijdige olie. Calming and relaxing it combats stress and crisis. Antiseptic properties help kill off cold and flu-like symptoms and other ailments. Has a healing effect on the skin and the mind and body. Can also be used to clean wounds and treat burns. Blends well with geranium and lemon.

Finding an Aromatherapist

Contact the

Register of Qualified Aromatherapists

A professional association of aromatherapy practitioners who have undergone training of the highest standards. Send a SAE to their postal address or call on the number below to find an aromatherapist in your area.

P O Box 3431, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 4UA
Dergelijk: 01245 227957 Fax: 01245 222152
E-mail: admin@rqa-uk.org

Geranium - Een opbeurende olie, geranium has an all-over balancing effect on the mind and body. It helps to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety and also has a balancing effect on the hormone system. Blends well with lavender.

Eucalyptus - Eucalyptusolie een koeling en deodoriserende effect op het lichaam. It is particularly helpful in clearing respiratory problems and with coughs and colds, and hay fever. Also helps with throat infections, sinusitis and catarrhal conditions. It soothes inflammation and eases mucus, clearing the head from the stuffiness of colds and hay fever. It helps to clear the mind and focus concentration. Blends well with lavender and lemon.

Tea Tree oil is very important in the health of the immune system. It helps the body to fight off infections. Can also help ease nasal congestion. Blends well with geranium, lavender and lemon.

Niaouli oil helps to increases concentration and clears the head, while lifting the spirits. It has strong antiseptic properties. Very useful to fight infections including colds, fevers, flu, chest infections, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, whooping cough, astma, sinusitis, sore throats, catarrh and laryngitis. Blends well with lavender.

Lemon - een schone ruikende citrus olie goed voor het helpen van je beslissingen te nemen, lemon essential oil improves concentration. Blends well with lavender, rose, eucalyptus and geranium.

Carrier oils include sesame, sunflower, coconut and olive.

Information taken from http://www.essentialoils.co.za/extra.htm - Index van etherische oliën