Springtime Blossoms, Springtime Sniffles…
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on March 18, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Sniffling? Sneezing? Runny eyes? If you experience itchy eyes, nonstop sneezing, runny nose, or general malaise that coincides with the blossoming of spring, you may very well suffer from seasonal allergies!
Also known as hay fever, this dreaded condition occurs when excessive amounts of histamine are released in response to various pollens or molds in the environment. It’s this histamine that causes all of the symptoms that allergy sufferers are all too familiar with!
Fortunately, Nature is not only the source of those pesky pollens, she also offers the solution to managing them! In her infinite wisdom, Nature provides us with herbs that can help to regulate histamine so it doesn’t get over-released and cause all those dreadful symptoms.
We’ve put several of these herbs together into Aller-Gold, our professionally formulated herbal remedy designed to ‘downsize’ your body’s histamine response to common springtime pollens. Aller-Gold contains a synergistic blend of herbs traditionally used to support the body’s immune system and strengthen its response to seasonal allergies.
Eyebright & Nettles, widely used to regulate histamine levels, are included in Aller-Gold along with fresh Ambrosia herb that specifically addresses Ragweed allergies. (Ragweed is one of the most common culprits of hay fever.) Yerba Santa (“Sacred Herb”) assists the body in producing a better quality of mucous – one that is thinner and thus easier to expectorate – which helps stop you from getting congested. When mucous is too thick, it becomes a stagnant breeding ground for microbes that can lead to infections, such as bronchitis or sinusitis.
So, when you combine these natural ingredients together, you get a supplement that lets you finally enjoy the beauty of spring again!
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan