Common herbal remedies such as stinging nettle , ginkgo biloba, and reishi can be used to ease allergies. The causes and cures for allergies vary widely, as do the herbs that will work best for each individual.
Congestion in the airways is a common symptom of an allergy attack. The simple act of drinking a cup of Peppermint herbal tea has the immediate effect of easing the breath. The best known kitchen remedy for congestion may be garlic and onions. These members of the allium family have long been used to treat bronchitis, allergies and asthma by helping to open the lungs and ease breathing. The ingredients responsible include mustard oils and quercetin. Grated, fresh horseradish is pungent source of mustard oil, and may be one of the fastest ways to clear congested sinuses.
Ginkgo is a natural antihistamine and contains a dozen different anti-inflammatory chemicals Other herbs that act as natural antihistamines and help to alleviate allergy symptoms are reishi and stinging nettle . Rosemary’s essential oils can block the airway constriction induced by histamine, the chemical culprit of both asthma and allergies.