Hi, I have had complete success with nettles eradicating a springtime pollen allergy, it was a completely miserable stuffy nose, but not at all a cold, etc. I made a nettle infusion actually, which is easy, just steeping 1/4 cup of dried nettles in hot water in a pint jar overnight, then strained and you drink it over the next two days. It's not bad, kind of an acquired taste and sure worth doing. I kind of learned this accidentally, from Susun Weed's book on menopause. Somewhere she mentioned nettles as helpful with allergies, so I gave it a go. Nettles seem to have many amazing properties.
I have used nettles as an allergy cure for many years.
In "The Healing Power Of Rainforest Herbs" By Leslie Taylor ( the book is online ) nettles are the number one cure for allergies.
Fresh is best. I put mine in salt water for a minute to kill any insects. They can be used as a salad vegetable, added to soup or made into a tea.
For emergencies I keep dried nettle leaves in store. These can be purchased cheaply at most health food stores.
I searched online for the list of vitamins and minerals and came across Dr. Christopher's Herbal Legacy: www.herballegacy.com
He lists nettles as containing:
Vitamins A C D E F K P B complexes, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, selenium, zinc, iron, magnesium, boron, sodium, iodine, chromium, copper and sulfur.
Good Luck and God Bless You
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My husband has had ragweed allergies for many years, and we've tried everything. Many times he had to sleep sitting up in a chair during the ragweed season because he couldn't breathe lying down, because of nasal congestion. This year he tried niacin, and within 20 minutes of taking it he has no more symptoms whatsoever. It has to be nicotinic acid, the kind that makes you flush. He takes 750 to 1000 mg twice a day. If the pollen count is very high he has to take the higher dose, otherwise 750 will do it. Do not take the no-flush kind, or the slow release kind. Has to be nicotinic acid - you can get it at health food stores. Do not take it more than twice a day, otherwise it can be harmful to the liver. Take at least as much mg vitamin C as niacin per day.
Sunflower Oil cured the nasal allergies that had plagued me all of my life in under a year. I used to take a cheaper 24 hour pill 365 days. During grass and ragweed season I had to ADD a 12 hour non-drowsy pill.
I only "pulled" the oil once in the morning for 20 minutes. After I spit out the oil, I rinse with a small amount (1/4 teaspoon or a bit more) of a mixture of baking soda and salt in a quarter cup of cool water. I rinse/spit/rinse and brush my teeth right then but don't use toothpaste.
I kept oil pullling up because I love the way my teeth are whiter, my mouth feels like I just went to the dentist, and that my breath is very clean. The plaque is nearly non-existent.
I recently noticed that I like doing crafts with my fingers again. I never realized that I might have arthritis, but I guess I did because I'm happily using my fingers again!
I highly recommend oil pulling as I've also noticed that even the back of my teeth have gotten whiter and the teeth cleaning at the dentist is easier and less odorous.
I had been suffering severely each year during harvesting of the rice with acute hayfever symptoms. My eyes were red and very itchy and a runny, itchy nose with a scratchy throat. I had been taking Claryntyne for some time but was looking for something natural as it seemed this was an ongoing life condition. Through this wonderful website I discovered oil pulling. I was a little skeptical of course as the whole idea of oil pulling was very strange to me. However, being in the land of coconut oil and having some at my disposal in the bathroom to rub on my skin daily I figured it couldn't hurt to try. This was back towards the end of 2011. The first morning I tried was a Friday I pulled for 15min - timing it. The first day I did it twice - morning and night.
On the Saturday I woke with the most acute case of allergies I had ever had, I ended up spending the whole day in bed. However, I read here somewhere not to give up as it can sometimes make it worse before it gets better. So I persisted and within about 3 weeks all symptoms had gone. I kept pulling for about 3 months and then we went away on holidays for 3 weeks and I broke the routine. And the whole time my allergies didn't come back. When I talked with people about this I used to say things like - well it could have been a coincidence, maybe it went away because I stopped eating something different.
However, about a month ago it started again. Itchy eyes, scratchy throat and a slightly runny nose. I was kind of pleased because it was my opportunity to test oil pulling for a 2nd time. I am extremely pleased to say that I have been oil pulling again now for about 3 weeks or so and I have no allergy symptoms again. This for me is proof that it actually works. I've recommended it to many people but I think they are just not sure. This time around also I have only been pulling in the morning for 10mins while I'm in the shower! I will continue to oil pull with coconut oil for a long time to come.
Oil-Pulling (remedy) for allergies (ailment):
I started oil-pulling with Sesame oil about 3 months ago. It took a little while to get used to 1 whole Tablespoon of oil for 15-20 minutes, but I just did my normal morning routine while oil-pulling. I have not had to take any prescription allergy medications that I usually took at least a few times per month or when pollen counts were very high in my area. I oil-pull every morning when I wake up without fail and find that I have increased energy and no allergies.
I started oil pulling 20 dec 07. have used olive, safflower, hemp, sesame, oils. also i have had others try the pull also. so far noticed from safflower are teeth got white, gums felt firmer, sinus's cleared, allergies diminished. from hemp i got sleepy. others that tried olive it immediately raised their mood levels and depression. gout pain eased with only one olive oil pull. i also add a couple of drops of peppermint in the tablespoon to kill the germs and open the sinus's too. sesame did not get any immediate results maybe because it is toasted . all in all everyone i have told that used it have been very happy with the results. only problem is trying to explain to them how it works. so i tell them that it works like oil in an auto engine that catches dirt and when you change the oil the dirt comes out. my nephew that is a plumber in oregon relayed that to me when i was trying to tell him to do the pull he automatically understood how the process could work. in his profession he stated that plumbers work with oil and water all of the time. smart nephew i have.
I stumbled across this website looking for a cure for my allergies. I have missed weeks from work due to allergies in the last year. I used ACV and that helped with the allergies but I still had some problems. I started oil pulling and I could really see the toxins leaving my body thru mucas ect.. After two weeks my allergies have been cured and I feel great.
Unfortunately oregano oil doesn't do anything for my allergies. Nose/sinuses still bad, eyes still irritated and hurting.
About 2 weeks ago, I came down with some nasty allergies where my eyes were itching, watering, swelling, and just driving my crazy. My nose was also very runny. I take Oil of Oregano and Apple Cider Vinegar every day, but read about taking the Oil of Oregano sublingually. I started doing that twice day putting 3 drops under my tongue and holding it there for 60 seconds, then swallow with juice or water. Big difference! The allergies decreased by 80% within a couple hours. This stuff is awesome!
Allergies- Read about Probiotics this might help. If interested you can search on the internet the best brands.
Probiotics works for allergies. I am a lot better now. This is what I do. I take 3 cloves of garlic a day- diced up and eaten on sprouted wheat toast with cream cheese. Yummy! Really! I take 1 Kyodophilus probiotic and 2 fish oil pills and drink a small glass of strawberry kefir. I drink a lot of water throughout the day with a little of the kefir mixed in to give it flavor and get more good bacteria because kefir is full of beneficial bacteria. This works for me and also my teenage son takes 2 kyodophilus + 2 fish oils + a little kefir everyday and he is doing great!!! YEAH! p.s. we really try to stay away from sugary starchy foods. Also, we have tried many kinds of probiotics, but this is the best we've ever tried.
I started to suffer from allergies about 7 years ago. I took over the counter medication to help me with the allergies. Chlorotabs was the only medication to help throughout allergy season. Last year in November I did a colon cleansing using physillum husk for 3 months. I did not know or was it mention in the books I read that the colon cleansing would get rid of my allergies. This was the first year that I did not use any allergy pills because I no longer suffer from allergies.
I have had horrible allergies for 20 years and have taken just about everything. At the health food store I came across Quercetin & Bromelain. The Quercetin helps with histamine production. The Bromelain (comes from pineapple) helps with sinus swelling. If you are allergic to pineapple you shouldn't take this. Also Vitamin C helps the immune system.
I just wish someone had shared this with me 20 years ago. It took about a week to work for me, but I now wake up every morning without headaches, grogginess, stuffy nose, or puffy eyes. This is what I have been taking and it has been life changing!
Quercetin - 500 mg or more
Bromelain - 250 mg or more
Vitamin C - 1,000 mg
In researching Quercetin, I also found that it's naturally occuring in foods like black/green tea, red onion, apples, red grapes, tomato, cranberries, spinach, broccoli, carrots, strawberries, blueberries and pears. I have also been eating more of these items as well.
Hope this helps,
My husband has had bad allergies all of his life and has been on prescription anti-histimines since he was about 17 (he's 64 now). The homeopathic person that's helping him out put him on Quercitin. He is absolutely astonished that he has no trouble with allergies now. She recommended a particular brand which I guess I can't mention but it has 500mg of Vit C, 1000 mg of Quercetin, 140 mg Bromelain, 100mg Citrus Bioflavonoids, 25 mg Acerola, 25mg Rose hips and 20 mg Rutin. She recommended he take 2 a day. It seems it only took a month or so and he was allergy free. Now he only takes them once in awhile when he feels he needs them. He also takes MSM for his knees but it isn't helping much.