How to combat allergies naturally
Seasonal changes can cause allergies, so your body needs support if your goal is to stay healthy. In this article, discover how to cope during times of the year when allergies and other respiratory complaints are rife. Natural dietary supplements support your body by strengthening the natural defences it uses to prevent and combat external allergens.
The best way of tackling respiratory disorders such as allergies caused by environmental factors is to strengthen the immune system. For example, the Echinacea medicinal plant is the best natural solution because of its immunomodulatory and immunostimulant properties. That’s why Anastore offers a 100% natural supplement that combines two varieties of Echinacea: E. purpúrea, which boosts the functioning of the natural defence system, and E. angustifolia, which plays a role in natural defence response. This combination of both varieties of the Echinacea plant is also ideal for respiratory tract disorders.
One of the best ways of boosting your immune system is to increase your vitamin C intake. This vitamin is found naturally in foods such as citrus fruits, but if you want to make sure you get the minimum recommended daily amount, we advise taking a dietary supplement based on dry extract of organic acerola fruit with high vitamin C content. Other benefits of vitamin C include reducing the fatigue and tiredness that allergies and certain respiratory disorders can cause. This makes acerola not just beneficial for dealing with allergies, but also for preventing their symptoms.
What other plants can help with seasonal allergies? Astragalus is a medicinal plant packed with properties that support the body’s natural defences, as well as boosting the action of macrophages, the cells that protect the body from pathogens and external elements that trigger allergic reactions.
And finally there’s the legendary Ginger. Though it’s mainly known for its role in aiding healthy digestion, ginger plays a very important role in our defences. Not only that, but it’s also an essential nutrient for combating motion sickness and nausea.
How to relieve an allergic reaction
Sometimes it’s impossible not to succumb to the effects of allergies, especially if you’re prone to reactions to environmental factors such as pollen, the most common allergen. But it’s still important to minimise the impacts once you begin to feel the first signs of an allergy. To achieve this, we recommend taking certain dietary supplements.
If you’re experiencing a sore throat, mucus and tiredness, the best supplement for you is Pro Respiration. Based on plant extracts combined with N-acetyl-L-cysteine (a substance known for its excellent mucolytic properties), this natural dietary supplement helps expel mucus from the body and open up the airways. The extracts it contains include acerola (natural vitamin C) and mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.), a plant also known as great mullein, that has anti-inflammatory properties for the throat and vocal cords, as well as immune system benefits.
Another natural remedy for seasonal allergies are honey-based syrups. Historically very popular for combating sore throats and coughs, Anastore’s natural honey syrup helps with allergic reactions. It also includes Echinacea among its effective ingredients.
Can these supplements be combined with essential oils?
Some essential oils are very useful for treating respiratory tract and immune system problems.
Organic thyme linalool essential oil is a remedy for colds and the airways in general.
Organic Globulus eucalyptus Essential oil contains Eucalyptus Globulus, the most widely used variety for its numerous respiratory health benefits. This essential oil works mainly as an expectorant, and nasal and mucus decongestant (rhinopharyngitis).
Finally, organic peppermint essential oilis also an effective option. This oil is especially well known for its effectiveness against common colds, as it fights inflammation of the airways, soothes coughs and disinfects oral mucosa.
- Extracted from the EFSA health claims application list, under evaluation (ID 4257)
- Extracted from the EFSA health claims application list, under evaluation (ID 2366)