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Herbs are generally considered to be quite safe, and they can be an important addition to your natural allergy treatment regimen. However, be aware that natural substances are contraindicated for some conditions and they can affect the way your body utilizes certain medications.
Marshmallow Root – Known to relieve irritation of mucous membranes and helps the body expel excess mucous.
Burdock – Helps clear congestion in the respiratory system. Also used to treat colds and sore throats.
Mullein – A popular remedy for cough, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Soothes the throat and clears congestion.
Goldenseal Root – Contains berberine which is an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Soothes inflamed mucous membranes. When used topically, provides antibiotic effect.
Eyebright – Helpful for conditions involving the mucous membranes. Used for congestion, coughs, and hay fever. Some say Eyebright works well in conjunction with Stinging Nettle. A very effective part of any natural allergy treatment program.
Stinging Nettle – Significant relief from hay fever has been reported. A very effective part of any natural allergy treatment program.
Acerola cherry – One of the richest sources of vitamin C. Excellent as a natural anti-histamine.
Ma Huang – Contains ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. Stimulates the central nervous system and opens the airways.
Capsicum – High in vitamin C. May help the respiratory system fight infection. Increases energy. Used as an expectorant. High in quercitin, a natural antihistamine, which helps those with allergies and respiratory problems.
Rosemary – Used to strengthen the nervous system. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
White Pine – Treats chest congestion, colds, and coughs. An excellent expectorant which reduces mucus secretions and helps its elimination. Also a powerful antioxidant.