Top 12 Most Effective Herbs for Hay Fever and Allergies

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4. Stinging Nettle

Although this plant causes irritation when touched in the wild (hence the name) the leaves of this plant, when consumed through supplements or in tea, are one of the best choices for relieving allergy symptoms. Rich in vitamin K, quercetin, and carotene, singing nettle showed that, in human trials, more than 50 percent of those who took freeze dried nettle extracts confirmed that they found relief from allergy symptoms. Slightly less than half of the participants stated that they found nettle to work the same, or better, than their usual antihistamine. Read more about nettle healthy benefits.

 

5. Tinospora Cordifolia

Commonly used in India for the relief of allergies and other health issues, a few studies have shown that this herb has the potential to manage and treat common allergies. Subjects that consumed supplements of tinospora cordifolia in tablet form showed that it helped with itching, sneezing, and nasal discharge. One study involved 75 subjects that suffered from either hay fever or allergenic rhinitis. Participants were given tinospora cordifolia and all subjects experienced a significant reduction in typical allergy symptoms.

 

6. Parsley

More than just a plate garnish or breath freshener, parsley actually arrests the secretion of histamines.  Parsley can be consumed fresh, but supplements are also available. Parsley is a diuretic, so if you have any type of medical condition or if you are taking prescription medication, talk to your doctor before consuming parsley. If you are allergic to alder leaf pollen, do not consume parsley.

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