Natural Allergy Relief: Top 13 Home Remedies

Vitamin C
Posted by Windingdown (Santa Clarita, Ca) on 06/19/2010
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I had really really bad allergies at age 50, I was in bed for three weeks with vertigo. I was not going to let this happen to me again, I did reseach and found taking vitamin C doses every few hours till you reach your level of saturation to avoid upset tummy.. My allergies were kicked!! I also take a stress vitamin B complex with it. I am so much healthier.. I take a quality brand, wouldn't trust the junk brands!@ GOOD LUCK


Vitamin C
Posted by Quartz (Los Angeles, CA) on 05/18/2009
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WORKED TEMPORARILY

Hello,

I have had what I think is a sinus infection or allergies for 6 days now. Overall I am doing better, but the stuffy nose that switches from one side to the other, along with the pressure is driving me crazy.

I had successfully been treating this condition with high doses of Vitamin C. I would take 1 GRAM capsules, 2 at a time every 2 hours until my stomach said "enough". With this method, all my symptoms would reduce to nothing. I would be aware of some inflamation in the sinuses, but no stuffy nose or pain or anything. But whenever I would stop taking the VitC the symptoms would come back. I am up to 20 GRAMS a day. Normally a person could only tollerate one gram to three grams a day when healthy.

So the reason I say all this is I wanted this condition to leave, not just be almost gone, so I read what others here had done and took 2 tablespoons ACV in 24oz water. I experience what others did in the way of a rapid draining of mucus. Unfortunately it was temporary and not complete. I did this a few times during the day.

I am back to taking the VitC as described above. Hopefully this will take care of it within the next few days as I have always had great sucess when I took VitC for colds in the past. I have always been able to eliminate symptoms, and reduce the time the cold hung around to just a few days - plus still go to work and do the other things I had to do. The trick is taking enough, stay away from sugar, and be faithfull in taking it every hour or two hours or what the schedule may be.

Good luck to you others that are searching for non-medical treatments.


Probiotics
Posted by Stephanie (Charlotte, NC) on 02/05/2009
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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.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Michael (Los Angeles, CA) on 08/19/2008
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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.


NAET
Posted by Angela (Tonasket, WA.) on 08/13/2008
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NAET (allergy elimination technique):

My family has been treated of one food intolerance disease, EE, by this treatement called NAET. It is the only known permenant treatment for allergies or intolerances. . .which is just a really severe allergy. My chiropractor does the treatment, and some acupuncturists and acupressurists also do it. I am not yet aware of any celiacs that have been cured, but my chiropractor tells me there is no reason why they couldn't be. It's a simple and painless proceedure that they can do to even a baby. (They did it to my 6 mo. old.) It's usually under $50.00 and can be done in only one session, but you may find them so helpful for that, you go back for other allergies you were only slightly troubled with. I feel our daughters' life was saved by this treatment, and I've talked to others who've said the same. Look up a practitioner in your area if you can, but it is still relatively new, so you may have to travel a bit to find one.


Oregano Oil
Posted by Jason H. (Phoenix, AZ) on 07/10/2008
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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!


Vitamin C
Posted by WT (Spartanburg, SC) on 05/29/2008
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Vitamin C for Insect Bites and Allergies: I had a spider bite once that swelled on my forearm like a half-egg under the skin. I took 3-4G of ascorbic acid, the cheap Vitamin C from Sams club, about once every hour and a half or so. By dark the swelling was down to maybe 10%. I continued overnight and all day the next day. During that time, while in the yard working, I felt something on my arm. I looked down to see a "fireant" biting feverishly the back of my hand. I assumed there must be something wrong with him as I didn't feel any burning. Another one bit me later with the same results. I only noticed a feeling like something was crawling on me. The wounds never swelled, turned red or itched! It must have been the massive doses of C circulating in my blood.

I estimated I consumed about 40 grams of C over a 24hr period. Normally that much C will give you severe diarrhea and gas! I had neither.

I also take it for severe allergy flareups with great and quick relief, though only last for 2-4 hours, depending on the intensity of the allergen.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Gregory HOod (Washington, DC) on 12/29/2007
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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.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Mark K (Ellensburg, WA) on 10/10/2007
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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.


Yerba Mate Tea
Posted by Kathy (Frederick, Maryland) on 08/01/2007
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I have had chronic seasonal allergies all of my life. I've tried everything from weekly shots to popular prescription medications. Granted, shots work over time but were costly, painful and inconvenient.

I started drinking two cups of yerba mate tea sweetened with stevia twice a day during the spring when my allergies are near their worst. After three days, my allergies were all but gone. Prior to this, I was practically bed-ridden with swollen itchy eyes, fatigue and congestion.

I was able to decrease the dosage to just one cup a day after a month. I drink it every morning, even during the winter months. I am able to go outside and mow the lawn now without getting sick for two days! If I do get a huge dose of allergens for whatever reason, I just simply drink an extra cup and the symptoms dissipate within fifteen mins or so.

I got my sister to try and she is also pleasantly surprised. She can't even sit in grass without breaking out in hives so I can only imagine how her lungs reacte to allergens. She is 90% off of her prescription meds. She still takes one if her breathing becomes too labored from her reactions.

I highly recommend this tea to anyone who has suffered from seasonal allergies. I almost forget that it's allergy season when it comes around, that is until I see people suffering all around me and realize that I'm finally not one of them!


Eliminate Dairy
Posted by Vil (Wheaton MD) on 07/02/2006
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Thanks for your website. I had suffered from a stuffed up nose and frequent sinus infections for the last 15 yrs. Tried all kinds of meds, but one of them actually caused liver problems. A friend gave me the phone # of a doctor who treats patients naturally and I visited him. It's amazing what cutting out dairy has meant for my life: no chronic headaches or stomach aches any more, and most of my allergies have cleared up (mold is still a problem). For those people who aren't completely helped by dairy elimination, try identifying other foods; for me, avoiding yeast was the final piece in the puzzle. But when I give in to temptation, the ACV really helps, esp. the vapors!


Vaseline Coated Inside the Nose
Posted by Bob (Memphis, TN) on 03/21/2009
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I heard about using vaseline to coat the inside of your nose many years ago and have been doing this for a really long time. I have never encountered any problems from it being a petroleum product. Although, in response to the original post, it has never made my allergies any better and I always get a cold or two per year. What it does for me is it keeps my nose from getting dried out and scabby which always really drove me crazy. Since I've been doing this I have never had any more problems. If on occasion I run out of the house and forget to use the vaseline my nose really bothers me the entire day. If you live in a dry climate it would probably work wonders. I live in the south where we have a lot of humidity but it works here as well. Hope this helps someone.


Vaseline Coated Inside the Nose
Posted by Kellyd (Seattle, Wa) on 11/17/2015

With all due respect, putting petroleum jelly inside one's nose, let alone anywhere on the body, for allergies has got to be the worst advice I've read in a long time.

Petroleum jelly is made from petroleum products -- chemical compounds that were never meant for human consumption or application, and in fact are responsible for not only certain types of "allergies", but also serious problems like immune suppression, liver function problems, kidney problems, etc.


Address Dehydration
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 06/16/2020

Yes, I read Dr. Batmanghelidj's books on water and salt mineral balance and he said that histamine was a warning shot across the bow that the body was out of balance. I was starting his program after rupturing L-5 and a neighbor said her peonies were in bloom. I loved them but gave me bad headaches in short time and had to see them in vase through patio door. After the salt and water, I could not smell them and thought something was wrong with her flowers. She let me have them every year when they bloomed.

Next day I got water /minerals out of balance and had to put vase of flowers on porch, pounding headache. Proved to me Batman was right on. So I let as many people as I can hear this information because I used to get three allergy shots every other day for over a year and was allergic to everything.


Nettle and Horseradish Tincture
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 11/28/2016

Dear Shelly,

Thanks for sharing! We too love nettle for allergies. I think when it is used long term it is healing. I have never heard of using horseradish with it. I will have to try that!! I appreciate your clear instructions too!

~Mama to Many~


Eliminate Dairy
Posted by Paris (Boise) on 04/30/2017

Cutting out dairy and gluten is good idea since they cross react. Sugar is another one that should be avoided.


Address Dehydration
Posted by Denise (MA) on 04/17/2024

I would suggest using Redmond's Real Salt, which is unrefined and packed with minerals. Better for you than theH imalayan pink salt.


Echinacea, Goldenseal
Posted by beverly (Texas) on 04/09/2022

"Can I take Echinacea and goldenseal for a long period of time together?

Even though most natural herbs are ideal to use for extended periods of time, you should not take Echinacea and goldenseal for more than six weeks at a time."


Rosa Mosqueta
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, Ny) on 02/09/2012
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I found that Rosa Mosqueta oil rubbed on my nose and under my eyes before bed helps considerably to open my nasal breathing. It also has numerous other cosmetic benefits... Buy organic. I too am a mouth breather prone to nasal alergies... Asthma. It also has other cosmetic benefits... (other rosehip oils may provide the same benefit but I haven't tried)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_rubiginosa


Neti Pot
Posted by Yogini23 (Bedford, NY) on 03/25/2010
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Allergies: Please, please, please try the "NETI POT" !

Healthfood stores, yoga studios usually have it...it's looks like a tiny tea pot, you fill it with water, add salt, and rinse the nasal passages. It gently washes away dust, pollen, excess mucus. Simple!

All info, saline solution, head position (with pictures), a little breathing exercise after the nasal cleanse is included with the neti pot. Salt can be purchased separately.

P.S. Love this web site, love to learn about natural remedies, and so many good willing people...:)
Thank you EARTHCLINIC for creating a place where our good spirits can meet!


Raspberries
Posted by Toni (Graham, NC) on 05/04/2009
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I suffered from allergies for 27 years. One day I heard that Raspberries were good for allergies so I gave them a try. I will eat about four in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. I usually suffer from runny and itching nose, sneezing, watery eyes. It all disappeared, but you do have to eat them daily. Oh by the way I buy the frozen kind.


Psyllium Husk
Posted by Ricardo (Palm Coast)
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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.



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