Looking for natural antihistamines that actually work? Continue reading and find out what they are.
Modern medicine defines allergies as an exaggerated reaction of the immune system to normally well-tolerated substances, such as pollen, dust, mites, mold, and certain foods. Doctors explain that the immune system usually ignores these substances, and only intervenes in case of real danger for the body (eg infections).
How Do Allergies Work? The Official Narrative
For this, they use allergy tests (IgG tests) that measure the number of immunoglobulins released by the immune system to fight off the allergens. Allergens, however, create too many antibodies, leading to massive secretion of histamine and serotonin, and eventually to inflammation in tissues, what we call allergic reactions. Basically, doctors explain that in allergies, the immune system no longer distinguishes between harmless and dangerous substances.
This is the official narrative that explains allergies and allergic reactions.
But is this the truth about allergies? Up to this day, modern medicine has not managed to treat allergies completely, but to prescribe harmful side-effects-loaded drugs, especially cortisol, that one should take basically all their lives. No wonder people’s disbelief in allopathic medicine and searching for other explanations on how to treat allergies. Here’s another perspective.
The Truth About Allergies
According to best-selling author Anthony Williams, the real cause for allergies and allergic reactions is usually pathogens in the body, meaning a virus or bacteria. He explains that when an IgG test reveals that you’re allergic to celery, banana, garlic, or even figs, actually what happens is this:
- These healing foods attack pathogens residing in your body.
- In response, the pathogen explodes and releases poisons.
- These poisons create a histamine reaction, what we know as an allergic reaction in the body.
What About Dairy or Gluten Intolerance?
His theory also explains we develop lactose/dairy and gluten intolerance, as well as reactions to other foods such as eggs. He believes the following:
- These foods (mostly GMOs) feed the pathogens in the colon and intestinal tract.
- When under attack, pathogens release a highly toxic poison.
- This triggers symptoms associated with lactose intolerance, including diarrhea, cramps, bloating, and others.
When you thought you had pollen, ragweed, or hay fever allergy, the actual cause for your “allergic reaction” was in fact an underlying bacterial infection. The best way to treat allergies? Full body detox and a clean and fresh diet that supports your health, not the parasites.
10 Foods to What to Avoid – Foods That Trigger Allergies
- Canola oil
- Processed meat
- Sugar/Sugary products
Instead, have plenty of fresh fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables, organic if possible. These are healing foods for the body, that don’t support bacterial and viral proliferation. You will see your seasonal allergy symptoms are going to decrease and even disappear, depending on how clean your diet is.
10 Foods that Act as Natural Antihistamines
Remember this! When certain beneficial foods work to eliminate toxins in the body, they can trigger reactions in the body, such as a release of histamine. Something we also refer to as detox symptoms. When an allergy test reveals that you have an allergic reaction to natural foods, think twice.
- Celery Juice – kills off H. pylori, streptococcus, mold, etc; best to drink 6 oz first thing in the morning.
- Figs – fight off E. coli and streptococcus.
- Garlic – destroy H. pylori, C. diff, staph, streptococcus, E. coli, and mold.
- Bananas – antiviral.
- Hot peppers, horseradish, onions, black radish – help they thin nasal secretions and relieve the airways, powerful antivirals.
- Lemons – antiviral; add lemon juice to all your teas or make warm lemon water in the morning, or add 2-3 drops of lemon juice in each nostril, 2-3 times a day.
- Non-GMO Oats (Avena sativa) – It is very emollient, indicated especially for the pharynx. To make the tea add 2 tablespoons of whole oats in 500 ml of water and boil until they soften. Drink the obtained tea and eat the boiled oats. You can use it externally too, in warm oats tea poultices.
Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
- itchy skin
- swollen/irritated eyes
- swollen face/lips
- itching, tingling or burning in the mouth
- clogged nose
- difficulty breathing
- allergic asthma
- hay fever or allergic rhinitis – red eyes, tearing and eyes itch
- contact dermatitis
- neurodermatitis (dry skin, heavy itching, and eczema that appear and disappear)
- intestinal cramps and diarrhea right after meals
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10 Best Natural Antihistamines for Allergies
The best way to start healing from seasonal allergies is to make a full body detox, at least 7 days. We have written a complete article on how to get rid of the toxic heavy metals in the body for a start. Look into it. During this time drink up to 3 l of liquids, drink lots of water and laxative teas and a vegan diet is preferred.
We also recommend Dr. Schulze’s complete bowel detox that uses all-natural superfoods and herbs that actually work wonders on your colon. I personally did his detox at least 4 times over the last 5 years and it is mind-blowing how good you feel, both physically and mentally. Here are the best natural antihistamines you can find in nature.
Quercitin is the natural pigment, a flavonoid that gives the dark blue color to black grapes and the green color of the green tea leaves. It is a natural histamine blocker. This is one of the best natural antihistamines out there.
Dr. Andrew Weil treats his patients who suffer from allergies with quercetin and nettle instead of steroids and cortisol. He says that at the beginning of the pollen season, one should take 400 milligrams of quercetin, twice a day for a week or two as prevention against seasonal allergies. There are many fruits and herbs that contain this natural antihistamine, and we will share some of the most potent.
Foods That Naturally Contain Quercetin
1. Nettle (Urtica doica) – This herb is one of the best natural antihistamines, that alleviates the symptoms of hay and pollen allergies, such as a clogged or runny nose, sore throat, and tearing eyes. You can use both nettle tea, tincture, or natural nettle capsule that you can find in natural stores. Drink 4-6 cups of stinging nettle tea a day or take 300 mg of nettle caps. You can increase the dose up to 500 mg daily. Dr. Veil recommends one or two nettle extract capsules every two to four hours, as needed.
2. Blackberries – Blackberries are a very good natural source of quercetin, with great antihistamine and immunomodulatory effects. They also contain very large amounts of vitamin C. You bring a massive intake of this vitamin by only eating 300-400 grams of this fruit a day. Vitamin C is known for reducing the intensity of seasonal allergies. They make some of the best natural antihistamines out there.
3. Raspberries – Raspberry is a very good source of quercetin as well. These delicious fruits also contain very large amounts of vitamin C. Together, Vitamin C and quercetin in raspberries reduce the intensity of the allergic reaction, prevent the occurrence of anaphylactic shocks, and regulate the immune processes in the long term. Such an amazing source of natural antihistamines.
2. Walnuts & Onion Syrup
Walnut leaves are a proven natural antihistamine for sun allergies and others, while raw onions contain notable quantities of quercetin. An onion a day keeps allergies away. Together, they make are natural antihistamines fighting allergic reactions. This homemade syrup is especially effective for allergies that affect the upper airways, including the nose and the pharynx. Use organic produce, if possible.
How to Make the Walnuts and Onion Syrup at Home
- Boil 10 walnuts (without the husk) and the peels of 5 medium-sized onions in 1 liter of water.
- Simmer on low heat until the liquid quantity is reduced to half.
- Leave covered until the next day.
- Pour the obtained syrup in a 1 l glass or jar bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with raw honey.
- Seal the bottle and keep in a cool, dark place.
- Have 1 tbsp of the walnut and onion syrup after each meal, after a good shake.
Attention! This natural antihistamine syrup is not recommended for diabetics. In addition, you can enjoy walnut leaves tea if you have a sun allergy. Here is how to make it:
- Wash some fresh walnut leaves, then chop them finely.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the chopped leaves in 2 cups of boiling water.
- Infuse the tea for two minutes.
- Strain and drink warm.
Have the walnut leaves tea first thing in the morning, for a 3 weeks treatment. To boost its therapeutic effect, even more, have 2 walnuts and a small piece of ginger, in the morning and evening. Chew well and swallow. This is an old Chinese remedy for asthma. You can use the walnut tea leaves and walnut and onion syrup together, they are great against allergies.
3. Powerful Anti-Allergic Tea Blend
This herbal tea is great for chronic allergies that affect the nasal passage and the sinuses, by relieving the nasal airways. Together, these herbs act as powerful natural antihistamines against allergies of all sorts.
- 50 g heartsease tea (Viola tricolor)
- 2 tbsp yarrow flowers tea (Achillea milefolium)
- 4 tbsp motherwort tea (Leonurus cardiaca)
- 4 tbsp nettle leaves tea (Urtica dioica)
- 3 tbsp burdock root tea (Arctium lappa)
How to Make
Mix all the herbs together. Put 1 tablespoon of this herbal mix in 300 ml boiled water. Cover for 15 minutes, then strain. Have 2-3 cups of tea per day, for 30 days during allergy season. In your allergy accompanied by hives, add 4 tablespoons of elecampane (Inula helenium) into the herbal mix also
4. Ginko Biloba
This herb is known for its great efficiency in strengthening memory and for memory loss problems. However, Ginko Biloba is also one of the greatest natural antihistamines with zero side effects. It is presumed that this herb stops the action of a transmitter that causes allergic inflammation, called the platelet-activating factor. The recommended dose of this natural supplement is up to 240 mg a day.
5. Butterbur Extract
Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) is one of the best natural antihistamines, with great results, especially for allergic rhinitis. A study conducted on 580 people with seasonal allergies, showed that after 2 weeks of taking Ze 339 butterbur extract, 90% of the patients had considerably reduced allergic symptoms. The study concluded that this natural extract is just as effective as an antihistamine drug for allergic rhinitis.
- Butterbur is of the Asteraceae family, thus being related to ambrosia, a plant that can trigger allergic reactions in some people. If you too are allergic to this plant, reconsider using butterbur extracts for allergies.
- We advise you to choose an extract that guarantees the removal of pyrrolizidine alkaloids during the processing of the plant because these compounds are very toxic. They can cause liver and kidney damage, and in extreme situations can lead to cancer. Butterbur is not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Licorice root is another natural antihistamine, great for allergic rhinitis/ hay fever. You can use licorice root extract to sweeten your teas. Be aware! Do not use it for more than 6 consecutive weeks. Prolonged administration may cause discomforts such as headache, hypertension, apathy, loss of potassium, sodium, and water retention in tissues.
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Pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as people with high blood pressure, on diuretic medicine, or suffering from serious liver, kidney, or heart disease should refrain from consuming licorice extract. Instead, nettle and chamomile tea and nettle extracts are safe to use for allergic rhinitis.
6. Parsley Root
Parsley root contains a substance called apigenin, which reduces the intensity of the allergic reaction. It has a natural antihistamine effect equal in intensity to some commonly used drugs used for allergies. One of the best natural antihistamines treatments with parsley root is a combination of parsley root and carrot juice.
- Combine 50 ml parsley root juice 400 ml of carrot juice and drink in the morning.
- Follow this cure for 2-4 weeks, especially at the beginning of the pollination season.
You can also follow this juicing cure when you have an increased sensitivity to allergies, due to factors such as emotional stress, fatigue, seasonal changes, etc.
These fatty acids make one of the best natural antihistamines because they attenuate the inflammatory reactions associated with allergies. Natural sources of Omega-3s are present mainly in salmon, sardines, tuna, and mackerel fish. If you prefer to take fish oil pills, choose the ones that have EPA and DHA (they are the most active forms of Omega-3).
- Take the equivalent of 500-1000 mg of EPA / DHA per day.
If you are vegan or want to vegetal sources of Omega-3, flaxseed oil is your best option. You can have 1 tbsp a day of raw flaxseed oil on an empty stomach. You can also add it to your salad, it’s delicious. Don’t use this oil in cooking if you want to benefit from its antihistamine effects. Store in a cool place, or in the fridge.
8. Orange Mullein Flowers
Orange mullein (Verbascum phlomoides) is a tremendous help for allergies, especially allergic asthma. Its flowers contain saponins, flavonoids, sterols, polyphenolcarboxylic acids, and mucilages, all with great healing properties. You can use orange mullein as tea, powder, and tincture or extract, for their amazing natural antihistamines. Orange mullein is also a natural anti-asthma medicine, expectorant, and antimicrobial.
Here is how you can use it at home:
- Tea. Prepare an infusion with 1 teaspoon of the plant in a cup of hot water and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Strain the tea well through the gauze, because the plant has small bits that can irritate the throat. Drink three cups a day.
- Powder. Have 1 teaspoonful, 2 times a day, mixed with fermented milk.
- Tincture/Extract: Take 30 drops, 2 times a day, in a little water.
9. Caraway Oil
In addition to the antispasmodic effect, caraway seeds also have an expectorant effect (they help eliminate excess secretions from the airways) and are anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. The food-grade essential caraway oil is one of the best natural antihistamines, that helps soothe allergic reactions of the respiratory tract.
- To make the most of it, make a combination of caraway seeds tea with a few drops of cumin oil.
Whenever you feel an allergic repose is about to happen drink this tea blend right away. Caraway is also an amazing natural cure for asthma, allergic asthma, and chronic bronchitis.
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Caraway is contraindicated for people who have an allergy to Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family plants and should be taken with great care and in small doses by babies and during pregnancy.
10. Vitamins C & B
Vitamin C “overdose” is a natural aid against allergies, including asthma, viral respiratory distress, fever, and inflammation. You can take natural Vitamin C as a supplement, or take it from foods. For instance, 300 g of wild blueberries provides about 110% of the vitamin C requirement for adults. If you are Vitamin C deficient and suffer from allergies, you should have at least 700 g of wild blueberries daily, for a 2 weeks cure.
B Vitamins are a tonic for the body, that balance out the endocrine and nervous system and are of great aid in sun allergies. If you want to take your B vitamins from natural sources, it’s simple. Include fresh yeast, flaxseed, and oatmeal in your diet. Drink plenty of chamomile tea and supplement with natural vitamin E daily. Vitamin C and Vitamin B supplements are great natural antihistamines, plus they boost the immune system, have detox properties, and make us happy.
7 Powerful Anti-Allergic Teas
1. Common agrimony
Scald 1 tsp of the plant in 1 cup of hot water, infuse for 10 minutes covered, and drink warm. Have 3 cups a day, in between meals. This tea is amazing for asthma attacks.
2. Horse-heal root
Put 30 g of the horse-heal root in 1 of cold water and leave for one hour to macerate. Then put the pot on the fire and boil for one minute. Turn off the heat and infuse for another 10 minutes. Drink a cup before each main meal. This tea is very effective in releasing the airways from mucus accumulation.
Scald 1 tsp in 1 cup of boiling water. Cover for 15 minutes, then strain. You can drink 3 cups a day. Sage tea is especially recommended for a stuffy nose caused by an allergic reaction. Sage cigarettes are known to relieve and prevent asthma attacks if you are a smoker. Use 30 g of dried sage to make 20 cigars or use a tobacco pipe.
4. Silver fir
Use finely chopped young branches, buds, or green fir cones. Add 2 tsp to a cup of water and boil for 15 minutes, then strain. You can drink 2-3 cups in small sips (especially if you also suffer from pharyngitis). You can do steam inhalations while the plant boils. The fir tree is a very good disinfectant.
Boil 1 tsp of the plant in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Strain and drink warm. Have 2-3 cups in small sips. You can use this tea to make poultices too. Cowslip has a natural calming effect.
Boil 1 teaspoon of berries in 1 cup of water and do steam inhalations while the berries boil. You can add juniper tincture too in the tea to make it even more powerful. Juniper, just like fir, is a very good natural disinfectant.
7. Herbal Tea for Pollen Allergy
This tea is a powerful disinfectant that drains the bile and rebalances the function of the liver, pancreas, and especially that of the spleen, which is responsible for the body’s immune response. Mix equal parts of:
- heartsease, basil, lavender, chamomile, marjoram and yarrow.
- Add 3 tbsp in 2 cups of water (500 ml) and infuse.
- Drink 3 cups per day, 30 minutes before meals.
- Immediately after drinking the tea, lay down on your right side for 20 minutes.
Important! During this anti-allergy tea cure, do not consume alcohol, food preservatives, synthetic food flavors and colorants, meat, and pork deli! Also, smoking is completely forbidden! We sure hope you’ve found here some great resources in what regards the best natural antihistamines supplements, best natural antihistamines foods, and what foods to avoid. Stay healthy, naturally!
5 Health Tips for Skin Allergies
Allergic skin reactions, like neurodermatitis, can be prevented with these simple tips. It’s important to be consistent and never lose hope.
- Wear only cotton clothing if possible; avoid wool, silk and synthetic fibers.
- Do not eat dairy, chocolate and canned foods, because these are prone to trigger skin allergies.
- Take baths with Dead Sea salt or Epsom salt. These salts are highly detoxifying.
- Apply natural skin balms with hamamelis (witch hazel). Recent studies have confirmed its effectiveness in atopic skin dermatitis and antibacterial properties.
- Magnesium and calcium supplements before going to bed, can also be of great help.