Pollen allergy and the treatment

Sometimes the body misinterpret the most harmless thing from the environment, like pollen for example, that can threaten and launch turbulent defensive reaction. Such hypersensitive reaction is called allergy. The most common form of allergy is allergy to pollen, which is also known as hay fever. It usually starts in March and can last until the end of October. 

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The symptoms of the allergy:
  • Red and irritated eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Swelling of the nasal mucous membrane
  • Itching of the nose
  • Stimulative dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Contact dermatitis
How to treat pollen allergy: 
  • Regularly clean and change the filters in air conditioners 
  • Avoid open areas during the highest pollen concentration 
  • Ventilate the room at night 
  • Before bed take a shower and wash your hair 
  • Avoid cigarette smoke

Natural remedies for treating pollen allergy:

The various healing properties of honey have been known for thousands of years and its positive effects are also notable in treating pollen allergy. Consumption of honey boosts the immune system so that your body will become less sensitive to pollen, which means that you need to consume honey throughout the year, especially during the months before the flowering season. The honey that you consume must be natural, homemade and completely unprocessed. Raw unprocessed honey contains pollen, propolis, honeycomb and various enzymes. Among the enzymes is, for example, amylase, an enzyme from the group of hydrolases, which helps the digestion of starch and carbohydrates. My recommendation is, if it is possible, to go to the nearest store that sells natural and unprocessed foods and buy quality local honey, which is more expensive but probably much more healthier than those found in markets. 

How to distinguish the real from the fake honey?

Sometimes honey traders add water and sweeteners into the honey to create larger quantity and therefore more profit. The main difference is that the real honey doesn’t contain water. You can test if your honey is natural in the following ways:
  1. Add a spoonful of honey In a glass of water. Pure honey will densify and drop down to the bottom while a false one will begin to dissolve because it contains water.
  2. Put a few drops of honey on a paper. Pure honey will not break the paper for a long time, because it does not contain water.
Furthermore, there are numerous natural and herbal remedies to alleviate the allergy, and nettle is one of them. Research shows the positive effect of the nettle on the immunity system through the ability to reduce the concentration of the produced chemicals in response to allergens, such as a hormone prostaglandin. This does not mean that the nettle will cure an allergy, but will only ease the body's reaction to pollen. The best way to consume nettle is like a tea in which you can add honey.

Onions are also proved to be a good helper to boost the immune system since they contain chemical quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that, as one of the most active bioflavonoids, shows a variety of positive effects on the human body. Studies have shown that quercetin acts anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-viral and anti-cancer. Onions can be consumed as a seasoning or as an addition to salads.

In order to reduce body reactions to pollen, it is necessary to take care of your health, avoid refined sugar and do not overeat.
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