Abnormal reaction of the tissues on exposure to allergen is known as allergy. This occurs when the tissues are sensitive to the allergen.
The allergen can enter the body through the blood stream and get absorbed. It can also enter the body by direct contact with the skin or other mucus membranes of the body.
All the parts of the body are prone to get affected by an allergy. Allergies can affect anyone, old or young . Usually children and elderly persons are more affected by allergies. Some allergies can be very serious and can lead to life threatening situations.
Almost all things in the environment or the surroundings can trigger an allergic reaction. Like dust, cosmetics, vegetables, vaccines, serums, pollen ,animal hair, plants and physical agents like sun, cold, heat and some foods all can arise an reaction. Foods that normally may cause allergy are milk, egg, oranges, , fish, sea foods, chocolates, wheat, strawberries and tomatoes.
Natural Remedies for Allergies
Bananas are very helpful for allergies which result in skin rashes , asthma or digestive disorders. But a few sensitive persons may experience allergic reactions to bananas too. In such cases , this fruit should be best avoided. One or two bananas can be taken daily .
Castor oil is very helpful in treating allergies. Add about five drops of castor oil to one glass of vegetable or fruit juice or even to plain water. This should be taken in the morning on empty stomach . This is very useful for allergies of intestinal tract , nasal passages and skin allergies.
Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid are useful in treating allergies. A dose of 100mg of vitamin B5 daily helps in quick recovery from allergies. The vitamin E contains anti allergic properties which makes them useful for giving relief from allergy. This vitamin can be taken in a dosage of 400 mg daily.
Lime is beneficial for all types of allergy. Squeeze the juice about half a lime in a glass of lukewarm water and sweetened with a teaspoon of honey. Drink this once daily preferably in the morning for some months. This helps in clearing the toxins from the body. It also acts as an anti toxic and anti allergic agent. Persons allergic to citrus fruits must avoid this home cure.
Combination of carrot juice , cucumber and beet root juices to a quantity of about 500ml is very effective for getting relief from allergy. Take about 100ml of beetroot and 100 ml of cucumber juice and mix with 300 ml of carrot juice to make a juice mix of about 500ml. Drink this juice once daily for better results.
Peppermint tea provides relief from clogged and irritated nose . peppermint is a good decongestant and contains anti inflammatory and anti microbial properties. Take about half an ounce of dried peppermint leaves and add boiling water to it and let it steep in for nearly five minutes. Strain it after it cools down and sweeten it if required before drinking.
Ginger is a very effective decongestant and antihistamine. Wash a small piece of ginger , peel its skin and cut it into small bits. Add one glass of boiling water to the bits of ginger. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. Add a little honey to sweeten it and stir it slowly. Drink this once daily for relief from allergy.
Garlic is a very good blood purifier and builds immunity. It is also a good decongestant. Garlic can eaten raw or cooked along with food .