Looking for the best herbal teas for allergies? Discover the best DIY herbal tea for allergy relief and the top antihistamine teas.
The main purpose of herbal teas for allergies is to reduce the inflammatory process in the mucous membranes but also to cleanse the internal organs. The best antihistamine teas are a combination of plants with action on the entire digestive tract alongside herbs that act locally. For mild allergic reactions, you can use simple recipes with a single plant, and in more complex situations, you can use a combination of herbs, as follows. Let’s get to the best herbal teas for allergies and how to prepare them at home.
9 Best Herbal Teas for Allergies
- Yarrow Tea. Pour a cup (250 ml) of boiling water over a tablespoon of dried yarrow or 2 tablespoons of fresh yarrow herb. Steep for 15 minutes and strain. Drink one tablespoon, 3-4 times a day, before meals.
- Chamomile Decoction. Put a spoonful of chamomile flowers into a glass bowl, pour 200 ml of boiling water over the herb, and boil for 5 minutes in a double boiler. Steep for 4 hours and strain. Drink one tablespoon of the chamomile decoction, 3 times a day, before meals.
- Broadleaf Plantain Tea. Crush the dry plantain leaves and pour one cup of boiling water over a spoonful of the plant, steep for 3 hours, and strain. Drink one tablespoon, 15-20 minutes before meals, 4 times a day. This herbal tea is especially recommended for allergic edema of the upper respiratory tract and bronchi, with a large discharge of sputum/mucus. You can drink the broadleaf plantain, yarrow, and chamomile teas alongside, as follows: drink each infusion for 2 days (Monday and Tuesday – yarrow, Wednesday and Thursday – chamomile, Friday and Saturday -broadleaf plantain), and on Sunday drink a combination of all three infusions, one teaspoon of each, twice a day, first at 12 o’clock and then at 18 PM.
- Celery Tea. Drink 1-2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed celery juice from stems or root, 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals. Or you can prepare a celery tea as follows. Macerate 2 tablespoons of chopped celery root for 2 hours in a cup of cold water. Strain and drink 1/3 cup, 3 times a day, before meals. Celery (both the juice and the infusion) is used for allergic urticaria, and dermatitis, as a diuretic, and mild laxative, but also for kidney conditions or gout.
- Nettle Tea for Allergy – Steep one tablespoon of nettle flowers and 3 spoons of nettle leaves (dry or fresh) in 2 cups (500 ml) of boiling water overnight. Drink 150 ml, 3 times a day. In cases you have allergic reactions on the skin, bathe in nettle decoction (steep one kilogram of fresh nettles in 10 liters of boiling water) at 36°C/97°F for 20 minutes.
- Red Clover Juice. Sometimes allergies can affect the eyes. In such cases, squeeze the fresh juice from red clover flowers, and use it to wash your eyes. Red clover infusion has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti-allergic, and anti-fungal properties.
- Fennel Seed Tea. Steep a teaspoon of fennel seed powder in 300 ml of boiling water for an hour. Drink 100 ml of the fennel seed tea unstrained, 3 times a day, between meals. A simpler version of this tea is to have 1 g of fennel seed powder with 100 ml of water or with one of these herbal teas for allergies here, 3 times a day.
- Corn Silk Decoction. Put 3 tablespoons of corn silk in one cup of cold water, bring to a boil on low heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow the tea to cool and strain. Divide it into 3-4 equal parts and drink each portion before meals, to improve bile secretion and digestion.
- Blackcurrant Leaf Tea. Prepare this herbal tea by steeping 5 g of dry blackcurrant leaves or 15 g of fresh leaves in 200 ml of hot water for 20-30 minutes. Drink warm 2-3 times a day. Ideally, eat fresh black currants daily when they are in season, and frozen or dried throughout the year (you can add them to fruit-only smoothies).
These antihistamine teas are amazing when used at the first allergic reaction. If you’ve enjoyed learning about these herbal teas for allergies, please share this article so more people can read this article. Stay healthy, naturally!
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