Top natural antihistamines

October 25, 2017

Histamine is a protein that causes all of the symptoms you associate with allergies — the sneezing and cold-like symptoms you despise. Antihistamines block histamine activity, seeking to stop the allergic reaction.
The following are 3 natural antihistamines:

1.    Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an easy-to-find natural antihistamine. It’s prevalent in many fruits and vegetables, and also in supplement form. Because it’s free of side effects and nontoxic, it’s a safe solution for treating stuffy nose and other unpleasant symptoms of seasonal allergies. Experts suggest taking at least 2 g per day for the best antihistamine results.

When you suffer from allergies, relief can seem just out of reach. By combining natural remedies with proper self-care and allergen avoidance (when possible), you can find allergy help. Also, remember that while food sources of these antihistamines are natural and safe, supplements are not regulated in the United States, so be sure to get them from quality sources and check with your doctor prior to using supplements.

2.    Bromelain
Bromelain is a compound most commonly found in pineapples, but you can also find it in supplement form. It’s said to be effective at treating respiratory distress and inflammation associated with allergies. One study suggests taking between 400-500 mg three times daily.

3.    Quercetin
Quercetin is an antioxidant found naturally in onions, apples, and other produce. Several studies have demonstrated the antihistamine effects of quercetin. One found that it even lessened the respiratory side effects of allergies in rats by reducing inflammatory response in the airways. You can purchase quercetin as a supplement or simply add more quercetin-rich foods to your diet.



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