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Mar 12 2010

Feel Better with Natural Allergy Remedies

With so many allergy relief medications out on the market it can be confusing to figure out which medications to use, so sometimes it’s a possibility to opt for a natural remedy. We at Crucial Vacuum want you to feel your best at all times. We’ve found information that we believe will be able to help you feel better – The following remedies come from exitallergy.com:

EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus “calms coughs and relieves nasal congestion.”  It is often found in “cough and cold remedies, chest rubs, and various oils and liniments to relieve pain.”   Eucalyptus has the properties of an “antiseptic and a stimulant with expectorant and antibiotic properties.  Additionally, eucalyptus vapors clear “congestion and loosens mucus.”  Think “steam treatments.”  Also the reason that eucalyptus is used so often in lozenges is because it “increases the production of saliva to reduce the urge to cough.”

RED CLOVER

Red Clover is an asthma remedy when used in the form of a tea.  “It has antispasmodic and expectorant qualities.”

ALFALFA

Alfalfa is believed to combat runny noses, “sneezing, and itching present in allergic rhinitis,” often referred to as “hay fever.”  It is also believed to “nourish the nervous system and to calm the immune system.”

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Apple cider vinegar is “rich in vitamins E, A, B1, B2 and B6” and also has “potassium, calcium, and magnesium.”  If used in conjunction with a “chest compress,” it can reduce “the amount of mucus in the sinus cavities, soothes sore throats, and will shorten the duration of colds.”

LICORICE ROOT

Licorice root has been used as a cough remedy for quite some time.  “It should be used with caution by anyone prone to high blood pressure as excessive use of licorice will make hypertension worse.”  Licorice root has been used in teas to combat a cough and sore throat, such as Traditional Medicials Throat Coat Tea.

Make sure to consult a doctor before considering using natural remedies to see if they are a good option for you.