Garlic a Natural Anti Histamine for Allergies
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Garlic a Natural Anti Histamine for Allergies

Garlic is not just an herbal remedy for treating the cold and flu, but it can also be used to help treat allergies naturally.

Summer allergies are flaring this year, pharmaceutical allergy medicines are flying off the shelves, and I know because I went to get a box at my pharmaceutical store and they were all out. This left me with one other choice, which was a home herbal remedy known as garlic.

How Can Garlic Treat Allergies

Garlic unbelievably is an anti histamine super food that has the ability to help relieve and treat allergy symptoms such as difficulty breathing, stuffy noses, sneezing and watery eyes. Garlic is one of the best natural decongestants you can use during allergy season to help relieve sinus pressure as well due to the strong aroma it has. It also helps relieve chest coughing, hives, rashes, itching skin and puffy eyes too. The high amounts of antioxidants and essential healing oils in garlic are what help boost the immune system during allergy flare-ups so it is able to fight off histamine better reducing the severity of your allergy symptoms. This is why garlic is an excellent anti histamine.

What Causes Allergens and How Garlic Can Help

Allergens that cause allergy flare-ups are pet dander, pollen, dust, molds and sometimes foods. Allergens are free radical cells that cause the immune system to go crazy triggering allergy symptoms. The way garlic works to treat allergies is by helping the immune system work normally by attacking the free radical cells known as allergens and removing them completely from the blood stream naturally.

Using Garlic as a Remedy

The best way to use garlic to treat and relieve allergy symptoms naturally is by peeling and chopping up 3 to 5 garlic cloves and mixing them with 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey until you get a thick syrup with small chunks. Next, you simply scoop the garlic honey syrup into your mouth and swallow it down until it is gone. You repeat this process 3 to 4 times a day until you allergy symptoms are relieved or less server. However, if you do not like consuming raw garlic this way you can take garlic supplements instead 3 times per day or as directed on the back of the supplement bottle.

Side Effects from Garlic

Some of the possible side effects of garlic are gas, nausea, dizziness, upset stomach, diarrhea, headaches and sweating. Sometimes garlic can make you smell like it if you consume too much of it. In rare cases, some people are allergic to garlic. In these cases, garlic should not be used to treat allergies naturally. Before using garlic to relieve your allergy symptoms naturally, it is best to talk to your doctor to make sure it is right for you because garlic can interact with medications such as blood thinners.

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Comments (7)

I have been hearing so many positive things about garlic lately. Nice job on this article.

Hi Elise, Great job on this article! Unfortunately I am one of those people who do suffer from the side effects of fresh garlic. Is taking a supplement easier on the stomach and does it still have a strong odor? One other question: Do you know any great herbal remedies for eczema? Thanks!

Wow! I had no idea Anti Histamine properties. This is news to me. Thanks for the info. Voted up!

Nice work on the power of garlic...stumbled.

informative share thanks..

Who would have thought garlic could be used in this way? Very informative article.

Wow, I never knew this. This is so cool