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Full Swing Spring! Natural Remedies for Allergies; Immune Boosting Essential Oils, Allergen Home Spray Recipe, and Allergy Relief Blend Recipe

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Spring with all it’s glory is in full swing for sure, there’s no better way for me to revel in all of it’s  magnificent beauty than to lace up my tennis shoes and enjoy a morning walk. Not only does it do my mind, body and spirit wonders; it really puts a smile on my face and gives me an extra boost that seems to last the rest of the day…

If you’re like me, as much as I enjoy being outside during spring, the pollen can really do a number on my sinuses, and I get terrible headaches, runny eyes, and a stuffy nose that runs from morning till night.  These natural remedies really do help.

  1. Neti Pot and saline rinse
  2. Local Honey
  3. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. Probiotics (boost immune system)
  5. Quercetin is a natural bioflavonoid that is said to help stabilize mast cells to keep them from releasing histamine. It is also a potent antioxidant that is said to help reduce inflammation. It is best used as a long term remedy and many people start taking it about 4-6 weeks before allergy season to help prevent allergy symptoms.As with any herb, you should check with your doctor before using, especially if you have a liver problem, are pregnant, or are on hormonal contraceptives.To Use: Though Quercetin is naturally found in foods like citrus and broccoli, it is very difficult to get the amount needed to relive allergies from food alone. A supplemental dose can be helpful for preventing allergies or helping acute symptoms. Not recommended during pregnancy or nursing though some practitioners feel it is safe after the first trimester and while nursing.

 

Another helpful natural remedy is my Yellowstar Essentials allergy relief blend.  I use this in my diffuser,  as well as in an inhaler… It Works Wonders!!

 

Allergy Relief Blend by Yellowstar Essentials

German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, High Altitude Lavender, Blue Tansy, Melissa-Lemon Balm, Ravensara, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Spikenard, Frankincense, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Fir, Niaouli,  Pine-Long Leaf, Pine Scotch, Spruce, Douglas Fir, Vetiver, and Wild Black Spruce.

The following essential oils can be used for relief of allergies :

  • Blue tansy,(Tanacetum annum True Moroccan blue Chamomile) – 25
  • all Chamomiles,(Roman-15, German-5, and Moroccan-5 – Ormensis multicaulis)
  • Melissa / lemon balm,-20
  • Rosemary-15
  • Lemongrass-20
  • Lavender, High Altitude-60
  • Ravensara,-30
  • Eucalyptus,-20
  • Fir,-25
  • Niaouli,-20
  • Spikenard,-10
  • Peppermint,-25
  • Pine-Long Leaf, – 20 drops
  • Pine Scotch, – 20 drops
  • Spruce – 30 drops
  • Wild Black Spruce- 12 drops

To make your own allergy relief blend, gather essential oils listed above and a pipette for each (unless they have orifice reducers), and a one ounce dark glass sterilized bottle. This blend may be added to a diffuser, a spray, an inhaler, or even a few drops on a handkerchief carried around with you. If you want to add this to the allergen home spray recipe, for a 16 oz bottle (as recipes lists above) use no more than ¼ oz (7.5 ml), and ideally ⅛ oz (a dram, or 3.75 ml).

Natural Remedies for Allergies; Immune Boosting Essential Oils, Allergen Home Spray Recipe, and Allergy Relief Blend Recipe http://voices.yahoo.com/natural-remedies-allergies-immune-7940992.html

Sorry, link isn’t there anymore. But read on to see more of my original article—->

Allergies; img. courtesy of Getty images

Living with allergies is no fun, and can be completely miserable for those who suffer with them. Even the simple act of getting out of bed may be too much for those who have a terrible case of allergies.

And with all the over-the-counter medicines, you never really know what you are putting into your body. Some of the chemicals used may be just as bad as the allergies they are suffering with, and may even worsen some of the symptoms, and almost as bad, mask the problems so they are never really rid of the root causes completely. This is just another reason people are turning to natural remedies.

An Allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system, or an exaggerated immune response or reaction to substances that are generally not harmful.

So, building up your immune system is the best way to deal with the root of your allergies.

Finding the root cause of the allergy is your biggest asset and will eventually help lead you to dealing with the problem once and for all.

Start by giving your immune system a big step up by getting some sunshine, and enough sleep, eat lots of veges, fruits, nuts and seeds, garlic, mushrooms…—>A study in older adults showed that boosting fruit and vegetable intake improved antibody response to the Pneumovax vaccine, which protects against Streptococcus pneumonia.

Natural Immune Boosting Tips:

  • Consider probiotics. Studies indicate supplements reduce the incidence of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.  Fermented milk products have also been shown to reduce respiratory infections in adults and kids.
  • Catch some rays. Sunlight triggers the skin’s production of vitamin D. In the summer, a 10-15 minute exposure (minus sunscreen) is enough. However, above 42 degrees latitude (Boston) from November through February, sunlight is too feeble and few foods contain this vitamin. Low vitamin D levels correlate with a greater risk of respiratory infection. A 2010 study in kids showed that 1200 IU a day of supplemental vitamin D reduced the risk of influenza A. However, a 2012 study that involved supplementing adults with colon cancer with 1000 IU a day failed to demonstrate protection against upper respiratory infections.
  • Go for the garlic. Garlic is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent and immune booster. Because heat deactivates a key active ingredient, add it to foods just before serving.
  • Eat medicinal mushrooms, such as shiitake and maitake (sometimes sold as “hen of the woods”). A recent study showed that a concentrated extract of shiitake enhanced immune function in women with breast cancer.
  • Try immune-supportive herbs. If you get recurrent infections, consider taking immune-supportive herbs such as eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticocus), Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), or astragalus (A. membranaceus).
  • Make an echinacea tincture. This is good to have on hand when respiratory viruses overwhelm your defenses.
  • Read more of; 10 simple and natural ways to boost your immune system here

Essential oils are one great way to give a boost to your immune system.

Essential oils used properly can also help those suffering from allergies get some relief, and for some, even help rid them of the allergy entirely.

Before attempting to make ANY of these recipes or use essential oils, please do your homework.

Essential oil safety should be first on your list, especially when first starting out on your aromatherapy journey.

Treat essential oils with the same care that you treat medicines. You don’t need to be afraid or avoid essential oils and I’m certainly not trying to scare anyone out of enjoying all the benefits that aromatherapy offers. They can be an amazing blessing within a holistic lifestyle. Do remember, however, that when working with essential oils, less is more.

Dilute your essential oils prior to use on the skin and avoid the oils that are more likely to cause irritation and sensitization. When using an essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test. You can learn how to do a skin patch test by reading AromaWeb’s Aromatherapy Safety article.

—–> Before using any essential oils, please read these helpful primers: Cautions & Warnings before Using Essential OilsHow to use Essential Oils:. , AND Dilution ratios for blends and essential oil recipes;

Here are a list of great essential oils that are wonderful for boosting the immune system;

Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Oregano, Lemon, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Vetiver, Thyme, Savory, Niaouli, Ravensara, Peppermint, Clove, Palmarosa, Coriander, Bergamot, Geranium, and Bay Laurel.

Immune-Boost Blend

I make a wonderful Immune Boost Blend that packs a powerful punch, and really does what it says…boosts  the immune system and gives your body great tools for the fight.

Also, Read this post I wrote about allergies, you may find some good tips in there to help, See it here.

Allergen Home Spray Recipe

To make this spray, I went to a trusted company whom everyone seems to buy their products in the local grocery and found the following:

I looked up the ingredients in the most popular home allergen spray-

Clorox® Anywhere® Anti-Allergen Fabric Spray – Product Details

Ingredients include: (Water, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hypochlorite).

which is basically, washing soda, salt, and bleach diluted heavily with water!

Washing soda is a highly alkaline chemical compound that can be used to remove stubborn stains from laundry. It also has numerous uses around the house, and it is used in a range of industrial applications as well. Washing soda should not be confused with washing powder, which is a powdered soap used as a detergent; it is also not the same thing as baking soda, although the two compounds are closely related.- read more here

It would be simple to make your own large bottle of this home allergen spray, which would save you scads of money.

Here’s how you would make your own—In a 16 oz spray bottle (from the dollar store) you would use mostly purified water (bottle filled almost to the top with hot purified water to dissolve the rest of the ingredients) add  a little washing soda (about a TBL.) and salt (about a TBL), and a tiny bit of bleach (about a tsp.), shake well and walla! Homemade allergen spray!

 

If you really want to go full diy make your own washing soda by baking plain baking soda,  yes,  you heard right… ople can easily make their own washing soda (sodium carbonate)! Simply heat a box or two of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in a 400-degree oven for 45 minutes. The carbon dioxide and water given off create washing soda. This is all over the internet, so you can look it up it yourself. You can check to see that it’s changed by appearance, or you can slightly wet your finger and taste the tiniest amount. It will tingle and burn because it’s so caustic (spit it out — don’t swallow — it’s not to eat!). I make all my own washing soda this way, to make my own homemade laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent, and it’s much cheaper than Arm and Hammer’s store-bought and driving to the store.

I buy two boxes of baking soda at 16 ounces each for 45 cents at the local grocery,  so I get 32 ounces of washing soda for less than $1.   It’s cheap and easy, and washing soda is very effective.

For those that want a less harsh version,  just use 1 tbl of baking soda and a tbl of distilled white vinegar in 16 oz spray bottle filled with distilled water,  then shake and spray where needed.  You can always add essential oils if so desired.  

The original recipe does not include any essential oils for extra benefits. So if you like,   just add about 1/8 oz, or about a dram of E.O.s to it and shake it up! That’s it! Try using my Allergy Relief Blend. Or just lavender.  Whatever you like.

PURCHASING OILS

If you’re looking to purchase oils  I recommend the following suppliers: as they are the only suppliers I have found that offer true therapeutic grade or top notch essential oils.

Mountain Rose Herbs: (I an an affiliate)

Oshandhi. (I’m not an affiliate)

Bella Mira (I’m an affiliate)

Liberty Naturals (not an affiliate)

NaturesGift (not an affiliate)

Others that I’m NOT affiliated with:

The company that has the best essential oils for the money, with natural healing qualities and no additives or adulterating, and ethics about oil production is Native American Nutritionals:

Read here for why: http://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/natural-remedies/announcing-the-best-essential-oils-company-and-a-great-sale/

If you love Young Living Oils or are a Young Living Distributor try Bella Mira therapeutic grade essential oils ..test for yourself the difference…you will receive a discounted price if you are already a distributor w/YL.

For Young Living Oils: If you would like to receive a discount on therapeutic grade essential oils just sign up at Young Living and use my Young Living Distributor # 1064822

OR see

MY AMAZON STORE : Click HERE

Coupons:

Also, NewDirectionsAromatics is a great place for essential oils;

NDA coupon code; (New Directions Aromatics)

The coupon is 19559 – it has no expiry but can only be used once.

FromNatureWithLove.com – FromNatureWithLove.com offers a large selection of 1,750+ natural ingredients used in skin care, hair care, cosmeceutical applications, massage, aromatherapy, spa products and herbal preparations. FNWL also offers a large selection of packaging supplies, bath accessories, natural body scrubs, books and equipment.

_________________________________________

Resources & More Reading:

10 simple and natural ways to boost your immune system here

—–> Before using any essential oils, please read these helpful primers: Cautions & Warnings before Using Essential Oils, AND How to use Essential Oils:.

Dilution ratios for blends and essential oil recipes; https://yellowstaressentials.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/dilution-ratios-for-blends-and-essential-oil-recipes/

more about washing soda, what is washing soda? http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-washing-soda.htm

Fight Allergies Naturally ; Allergy Blend Recipe, Immune Boosting Essential Oils, Allergen Home Spray Recipe

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Spring with all it’s glory is in full swing for sure, there’s no better way for me to revel in all of it’s  magnificent beauty than to lace up my tennis shoes and enjoy a morning walk. Not only does it do my mind, body and spirit wonders; it really puts a smile on my face and gives me an extra boost that seems to last the rest of the day…

If you’re like me, as much as I enjoy being outside during spring, the pollen can really do a number on my sinuses, and I get terrible headaches, runny eyes, and a stuffy nose that runs from morning till night.  These natural remedies really do help.

  1. Neti Pot and saline rinse
  2. Local Honey
  3. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. Probiotics (boost immune system)
  5. Quercetin is a natural bioflavonoid that is said to help stabilize mast cells to keep them from releasing histamine. It is also a potent antioxidant that is said to help reduce inflammation. It is best used as a long term remedy and many people start taking it about 4-6 weeks before allergy season to help prevent allergy symptoms.As with any herb, you should check with your doctor before using, especially if you have a liver problem, are pregnant, or are on hormonal contraceptives.

    To Use: Though Quercetin is naturally found in foods like citrus and broccoli, it is very difficult to get the amount needed to relive allergies from food alone. A supplemental dose can be helpful for preventing allergies or helping acute symptoms. Not recommended during pregnancy or nursing though some practitioners feel it is safe after the first trimester and while nursing.

Allergy Relief Blend by Yellowstar Essentials

German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, High Altitude Lavender, Blue Tansy, Melissa-Lemon Balm, Ravensara, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Spikenard, Frankincense, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Fir, Niaouli,  Pine-Long Leaf, Pine Scotch, Spruce, Douglas Fir, Vetiver, and Wild Black Spruce.

The following essential oils can be used for relief of allergies :

  • Blue tansy,(Tanacetum annum True Moroccan blue Chamomile) – 25
  • all Chamomiles,(Roman-15, German-5, and Moroccan-5 – Ormensis multicaulis)
  • Melissa / lemon balm,-20
  • Rosemary-15
  • Lemongrass-20
  • Lavender, High Altitude-60
  • Ravensara,-30
  • Eucalyptus,-20
  • Fir,-25
  • Niaouli,-20
  • Spikenard,-10
  • Peppermint,-25
  • Pine-Long Leaf, – 20 drops
  • Pine Scotch, – 20 drops
  • Spruce – 30 drops
  • Wild Black Spruce- 12 drops

To make your own allergy relief blend, gather essential oils listed above and a pipette for each (unless they have orifice reducers), and a one ounce dark glass sterilized bottle. This blend may be added to a diffuser, a spray, an inhaler, or even a few drops on a handkerchief carried around with you. If you want to add this to the allergen home spray recipe, for a 16 oz bottle (as recipes lists above) use no more than ¼ oz (7.5 ml), and ideally ⅛ oz (a dram, or 3.75 ml).

Natural Remedies for Allergies; Immune Boosting Essential Oils, Allergen Home Spray Recipe, and Allergy Relief Blend Recipe http://voices.yahoo.com/natural-remedies-allergies-immune-7940992.html

Sorry, link isn’t there anymore. But read on to see more of my original article—->

Allergies; img. courtesy of Getty images

Living with allergies is no fun, and can be completely miserable for those who suffer with them. Even the simple act of getting out of bed may be too much for those who have a terrible case of allergies.

And with all the over-the-counter medicines, you never really know what you are putting into your body. Some of the chemicals used may be just as bad as the allergies they are suffering with, and may even worsen some of the symptoms, and almost as bad, mask the problems so they are never really rid of the root causes completely. This is just another reason people are turning to natural remedies.

An Allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system, or an exaggerated immune response or reaction to substances that are generally not harmful.

So, building up your immune system is the best way to deal with the root of your allergies.

Finding the root cause of the allergy is your biggest asset and will eventually help lead you to dealing with the problem once and for all.

Start by giving your immune system a big step up by getting some sunshine, and enough sleep, eat lots of veges, fruits, nuts and seeds, garlic, mushrooms…—>A study in older adults showed that boosting fruit and vegetable intake improved antibody response to the Pneumovax vaccine, which protects against Streptococcus pneumonia.

Natural Immune Boosting Tips:

  • Consider probiotics. Studies indicate supplements reduce the incidence of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.  Fermented milk products have also been shown to reduce respiratory infections in adults and kids.
  • Catch some rays. Sunlight triggers the skin’s production of vitamin D. In the summer, a 10-15 minute exposure (minus sunscreen) is enough. However, above 42 degrees latitude (Boston) from November through February, sunlight is too feeble and few foods contain this vitamin. Low vitamin D levels correlate with a greater risk of respiratory infection. A 2010 study in kids showed that 1200 IU a day of supplemental vitamin D reduced the risk of influenza A. However, a 2012 study that involved supplementing adults with colon cancer with 1000 IU a day failed to demonstrate protection against upper respiratory infections.
  • Go for the garlic. Garlic is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent and immune booster. Because heat deactivates a key active ingredient, add it to foods just before serving.
  • Eat medicinal mushrooms, such as shiitake and maitake (sometimes sold as “hen of the woods”). A recent study showed that a concentrated extract of shiitake enhanced immune function in women with breast cancer.
  • Try immune-supportive herbs. If you get recurrent infections, consider taking immune-supportive herbs such as eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticocus), Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), or astragalus (A. membranaceus).
  • Make an echinacea tincture. This is good to have on hand when respiratory viruses overwhelm your defenses.
  • Read more of; 10 simple and natural ways to boost your immune system here

Essential oils are one great way to give a boost to your immune system.

Essential oils used properly can also help those suffering from allergies get some relief, and for some, even help rid them of the allergy entirely.

Before attempting to make ANY of these recipes or use essential oils, please do your homework.

Essential oil safety should be first on your list, especially when first starting out on your aromatherapy journey.

Treat essential oils with the same care that you treat medicines. You don’t need to be afraid or avoid essential oils and I’m certainly not trying to scare anyone out of enjoying all the benefits that aromatherapy offers. They can be an amazing blessing within a holistic lifestyle. Do remember, however, that when working with essential oils, less is more.

Dilute your essential oils prior to use on the skin and avoid the oils that are more likely to cause irritation and sensitization. When using an essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test. You can learn how to do a skin patch test by reading AromaWeb’s Aromatherapy Safety article.

—–> Before using any essential oils, please read these helpful primers: Cautions & Warnings before Using Essential OilsHow to use Essential Oils:. , AND Dilution ratios for blends and essential oil recipes;

Here are a list of great essential oils that are wonderful for boosting the immune system;

Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Oregano, Lemon, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Vetiver, Thyme, Savory, Niaouli, Ravensara, Peppermint, Clove, Palmarosa, Coriander, Bergamot, Geranium, and Bay Laurel.

Immune-Boost Blend

I make a wonderful Immune Boost Blend that packs a powerful punch, and really does what it says…boosts  the immune system and gives your body great tools for the fight.

Also, Read this post I wrote about allergies, you may find some good tips in there to help, See it here.

Allergen Home Spray Recipe

To make this spray, I went to a trusted company whom everyone seems to buy their products in the local grocery and found the following:

I looked up the ingredients in the most popular home allergen spray-

Clorox® Anywhere® Anti-Allergen Fabric Spray – Product Details

Ingredients include: (Water, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hypochlorite).

which is basically, washing soda, salt, and bleach diluted heavily with water!

Washing soda is a highly alkaline chemical compound that can be used to remove stubborn stains from laundry. It also has numerous uses around the house, and it is used in a range of industrial applications as well. Washing soda should not be confused with washing powder, which is a powdered soap used as a detergent; it is also not the same thing as baking soda, although the two compounds are closely related.- read more here

It would be simple to make your own large bottle of this home allergen spray, which would save you scads of money.

Here’s how you would make your own—In a 16 oz spray bottle (from the dollar store) you would use mostly purified water (bottle filled almost to the top with hot purified water to dissolve the rest of the ingredients) add  a little washing soda (about a TBL.) and salt (about a TBL), and a tiny bit of bleach (about a tsp.), shake well and walla! Homemade allergen spray!

Though, this does not include any essential oils for extra benefits. Which would be where you’d just add about 1/8 oz, or about a dram of E.O.s to it and shake it up! That’s it! Try using my Allergy Relief Blend.

PURCHASING OILS

If you’re looking to purchase oils  I recommend the following suppliers: as they are the only suppliers I have found that offer true therapeutic grade or top notch essential oils.

Mountain Rose Herbs: (I an an affiliate)

Oshandhi. (I’m not an affiliate)

Bella Mira (I’m an affiliate)

Liberty Naturals (not an affiliate)

NaturesGift (not an affiliate)

Others that I’m NOT affiliated with:

The company that has the best essential oils for the money, with natural healing qualities and no additives or adulterating, and ethics about oil production is Native American Nutritionals:

Read here for why: http://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/natural-remedies/announcing-the-best-essential-oils-company-and-a-great-sale/

If you love Young Living Oils or are a Young Living Distributor try Bella Mira therapeutic grade essential oils ..test for yourself the difference…you will receive a discounted price if you are already a distributor w/YL.

For Young Living Oils: If you would like to receive a discount on therapeutic grade essential oils just sign up at Young Living and use my Young Living Distributor # 1064822

OR see

MY AMAZON STORE : Click HERE

Coupons:

Also, NewDirectionsAromatics is a great place for essential oils;

NDA coupon code; (New Directions Aromatics)

The coupon is 19559 – it has no expiry but can only be used once.

FromNatureWithLove.com – FromNatureWithLove.com offers a large selection of 1,750+ natural ingredients used in skin care, hair care, cosmeceutical applications, massage, aromatherapy, spa products and herbal preparations. FNWL also offers a large selection of packaging supplies, bath accessories, natural body scrubs, books and equipment.

_________________________________________

Resources & More Reading:

10 simple and natural ways to boost your immune system here

—–> Before using any essential oils, please read these helpful primers: Cautions & Warnings before Using Essential Oils, AND How to use Essential Oils:.

Dilution ratios for blends and essential oil recipes; https://yellowstaressentials.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/dilution-ratios-for-blends-and-essential-oil-recipes/

more about washing soda, what is washing soda? http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-washing-soda.htm

Essential Oils For Allergy Relief and other Natural Remedies

When suffering from allergies, it often feels like nothing will make you feel better. Medications can treat your symptoms but can’t provide you with an overall feeling of relief.

Your airways feel stuffy and you have a constant headache from the invisible irritants that cause you untold misery.

Many people do not look outside conventional medicine and so do not consider essential oil options that can provide wonderful allergy relief. Applying the right types of essential oils can help you to feel better and to breathe easier around allergy season.

Treat essential oils with the same care that you treat medicines. You don’t need to be afraid or avoid essential oils and I’m certainly not trying to scare anyone out of enjoying all the benefits that aromatherapy offers. They can be an amazing blessing within a holistic lifestyle. Do remember, however, that when working with essential oils, less is more.

Dilute your essential oils prior to use on the skin and avoid the oils that are more likely to cause irritation and sensitization. When using an essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test. You can learn how to do a skin patch test by reading AromaWeb’s Aromatherapy Safety article.

Essential Oils for Allergy Relief:

A synergistic blend of essential oils is often more effective in helping to promote the relief of symptoms and healing of any single essential oil.

The following essential oils are used for relief of allergies :

  • Blue tansy,(Tanacetum annum True Moroccan blue Chamomile)
  • all Chamomiles,(Roman, German, and Moroccan – Ormensis multicaulis)
  • Melissa / lemon balm,
  • Rosemary
  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Ravensara,
  • Eucalyptus,
  • Fir,
  • Niaouli,
  • Spikenard,
  • Peppermint,
  • Spruce

NOTE: about Chamomiles:

Some types of chamomiles:
  • Roman chamomile- Anthemis nobilis- light color and best for children/elderly or sensitive
  • German chamomile, Matricaria recutita;- blue blue high content of chamazulene
  • true Moroccan chamomile, Tanacetum annuum (aka blue tansy) highest content chamazulene
chamomile.jpgBeyond these three basic chamomile types, German chamomile can also be called Hungarian or blue chamomile, while another species of chamomile called Moroccan is actually a different variety (Ormensis multicaulis) that is grown in Morocco. Ormensis multicaulis does not have the ink-blue color of the true Moroccan chamomile that is Tanacetum annuum, also called blue tansy.

Each chamomile is a different variety, however they all have similar constituents as well as some likenesses in appearance. –

Moroccan chamomile is a member of the Tansy botanical family and is like German chamomile due to the fact that they both produce a deep, ink-blue color when in the form of an essential oil. Out of the two varieties, Moroccan chamomile has the highest levels of chamazulene; however there are some chamomiles that have the name Moroccan Chamomile that are not blue in color. They are called Moroccan chamomile because they are a variety of chamomile that is grown in Morocco.
True Tanacetum annuum is blue and contains the highest levels of chamazulene; however, there is some concern with Tanacetum annum, also called blue tansy oil. Tansy oil has been purported to have some toxicity and should not be used directly on the skin. On the other hand, there are aromatherapists who rave about the wonderful effects of Tanacetum annuum. Research on Tanacetum annuum’s constituents and general actions is incomplete and there is not enough clinical data recorded to make any conclusions about safety or effectiveness. See more at: http://www.massagemag.com/chamomile-oil-which-chamomile-is-which-1885/#sthash.lbEhKAAE.dpuf

More about some of the essential oils for allergies:

Blue Tansy, Moroccan Chamomile Tanacetum Annum

BLUE tansy (Tanacetum annum ~ true Moroccan Blue Chamomile) – Blue Tansy delicious scent is warmly herbaceous with a complex sweetness reminds me of apples with a touch of spice. Everyone always loves the friendliness and welcoming smell of Blue Tansy!  Highest in chamazulene, Blue Tansy is a natural antihistamine, anti-allergic properties. Research shows Blue Tansy be particularly effective for relieving allergies. It is often used in blends for asthma and emphysema due to bronchial dilation and effect. Strong analgesic properties help to reduce any swelling or itching associated with allergies calm, and its anti-inflammatory rapid immediately the nervous system.

Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) – A tranquilizer and relative of valerian Nardelli was the most powerful sedative action and is useful in aromatherapy to calm the mind and relieve anxiety and stress. Spikenard sedatives to help calm the allergic reaction and reduces tissue inflammation. Its regular activities can help promote free breathing, breathing easier.

Rosemary, cineole (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. Cineol) – A new and clean scent recalls strong aroma of Eucalyptus and herbaceous. Rosemary cineole smell is highly penetrating to the senses. Rosemary Cineol stimulates blood circulation, has a clear and energizing by inhalation and is useful for the treatment of respiratory diseases, including allergies. Inhalation of rosemary in moderation is unblock sinus and nasal congestion and nasal congestion.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) – A pleasant smell of fresh lemon, Lemongrass has a tonic action and helps regulate the body. It is a natural vasodilator, anti-inflammatory and sedative, relieves congestion, promotes free and easier breathing, and relieves inflammation of the bronchi and sinuses.

Peppermint oil is often advised for allergic reactions. It can be applied on the throat, back of the neck, crown of the head and the temples  esp. for headaches, or sinus headaches. Inhaling a drop of the oil from cupped palms has been known to release tension, headaches and stuffiness within minutes. For stomachaches, queasiness, and other digestive upsets, peppermint is applied directly on the stomach or taken internally in rice/soy milk, water, or in capsules.

Firs, spruce, or even pine essential oils are deeply grounded and may be used to calm allergic reactions. A drop of Douglas fir, spruce, along with blue tansy and peppermint oil applied on the throat or over the thymus gland boosts the immune system and helps create balance in the body’s energy field and make a big difference in allergy attacks and reactions.

NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have beentested and are pesticide free.

Also SEE my post for allergies blend recipe:

Fighting Allergies; Immune Boosting Essential Oils, Allergen Home Spray Recipe, and Allergy Relief Blend

Another natural allergy relief method:

Another natural allergy relief methods is NAET, which stands for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. Dr. Devi Nambudripad is a chiropractor and acupuncturist from California who accidentally discovered how stimulating specific acupuncture meridians while being exposed to the allergens one reacts to can reset the body so that it no longer reacts to those allergens.

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Other types of allergies and relief:

Essential Oil Options For Aromatherapy And Asthma

Asthma is not often thought of as an allergic reaction but it can be triggered by certain environmental factors. Consider essential oil options for aromatherapy when dealing with asthma. Adding essential oil options for aromatherapy such as chamomiles, peppermint, rose, frankincense, neroli, or clary sage to the water in a dehumidifier can help to open up the airways of an asthma sufferer.

Talk to someone qualified in the field of aromatherapy about different essential oil options for aromatherapy when used to treat allergies or asthma. You may find great relief from the different allergies you suffer when using essential oils. This may help you to use less allergy medication or improve the situation at hand. The best way to treat an allergy is to use a holistic approach that takes into consideration the cause as well as ways to alleviate any symptoms present.

Essential Oil Options For Aromatherapy And Eczema Relief

Some people suffer from eczema and find no relief from medication and other conventional cures. If you suffer from eczema that is caused by an allergic reaction then you might want to explore essential oil options for aromatherapy allergy relief. Chamomile oil when used in a bath can help to ease stress, one possible cause of eczema.

Lavender is another essential oil found effective in treating eczema. The utilization of marjoram essential oil is also effective. To keep the cost of using these essential oils regularly you may want to buy effective essential oils wholesale when treating ongoing allergies.

Food Allergy

If you have a food allergy or irritable bowels then you will find relief through the use of essential oils in compress form. Essential oil options for aromatherapy in this way include ginger, neroli, lavender, and marjoram. Dilute some essential oil with a carrier oil and then soak a cloth in this to make a compress you can rub onto your abdomen to ease discomfort.Read more at; http://www.healthytreatment.com/health/use-of-essential-oil-for-aromatherapy-and-allergy-relief/

Also see; other must have essential oils

Aromatherapy for Allergy and Hay Fever

There are two major oils helpful with allergies in general:

  • Chamomiles high in chamazoline like Blue Tansy, or German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
  • Melissa (Melissa officinalis) essential oil.

But make sure you are not allergic to any of them. Chamomile seems to be more effective, than Melissa.
The easiest way to use is to put 1-2 drops of oil on a handkerchief or tissue and to sniff whenever it needed during the day.
Facial massage with any of these oils can also be very helpful, it often decreases the severity of the allergic reaction. Never use essential oils undiluted, so mix in 1 teaspoon of olive oil 1 drop of essential oil and do the massage.
If you do not have the time for a massage, a bath with essential oils can also be very soothing. Use in a fullbath 3-4 drops and in a footbath 1-2 drops of essential oils. It is a very pleasent hay fever treatment.

Treatments for Pollen Allergy and Hay Fever

Protect yourself outdoors with a ‘pollen trap’! You can coat the inside of your nose with Vaseline and the sticky layer will trap spores, pollens, dust etc. before you inhale them. It stops immediately the irritation in your nose.

Try this like Vaseline but not; UN-Petroleum natural jelly recipe

Nasal irrigation or nasal wash

A regular use of nasal irrigation with a neti pot or just the use of saline nasal spray can help a lot fighting hay fever symptoms. You just rinse off all the irritant air-born pollens, fungal spores, dust and animal dander.

Neti pots are great natural allergy remedy that use light dilution of salted water to flush irritants from the sinus passages. One quarter teaspoon of salt is mixed into one cup of warm water and applied to the nostril through the pot. The salted water is allowed to drain from one nostril to the other and then expelled. Best to follow directions in the Neti Pot box.

If you are not allergic to herbs, your irritated allergy eye will find this herbal eyewash very soothing:

Herbal eyewash Mix:

  • 1 teaspoon dried marigold (Calendula officinalis) flowers
  • 1 teaspoon dried eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) flowers
  • 1 teaspoon dried chamomile (Matricaria recutita) flowers

Pour 250ml boiling water over the herbs. Cover, and steep for a quarter of an hour. Strain through a coffee filter to remove all herb particles. Use as an eyewash or soak cotton balls in the herbal tea and apply to your eyes at least three times a day for ten minutes.
Caution: Make sure you are not allergic to any ingredient herbs!
If you do not have the time to make the herbal tea, put just a wet chamomile teabag on your eyes.


Homeopathy for Pollen Allergy and Hay Fever

Homeopathy offers a wide range of remedies helpful in different allergy conditions, like seasonal allergy etc. Most of them needs individualization of symptoms, but there are a few remedies good for hay fever as a general diagnosis.
One of them is Histaminum C30, potentized histamine, which is released in great amount during the allergic reaction. Homeopathic Histaminum is able to decrease the release and the effect of material histamine.

Other useful option is to take your allergen potentized, in a homeopathic form which can desensitize your body (the method is called isopathy).
  • If you are allergic to pollens, have a pollen allergy, take homeopathic Pollen C30, made from local pollens in your neighborhood. Start taking it 1 month prior the hay fever season (two times a week) and continue during the whole season, taking it daily.
  • If you are sensitive to dust mites, take regularly homeopathic House Dust Mite C30.
  • If you are allergic to mold, take the homeopathic remedy Aspergillus niger C30, which is made from the fungi.
  • If you are sensitive to certain animal hair (cat or dog or horse etc.) than take a remedy made from this special animals fur.

Take this remedies 2-3 times a week, long term.

During the hay fever season you may take:

  • Histaminum C30 in the morning and
  • Pollen C30 in the evening.
Let dissolve 2-3 pills under your tongue and do not eat or drink 10 minutes before and after taking the remedy.

General Tips for Pollen Allergy Sufferers

  • When you have to go out, wear wraparound sunglasses to keep pollens away from your eyes.
  • Wash your hair before going to bed, so you do not transfer a head full of dust and pollen to your pillow.
  • Stay indoors and keep the windows closed early in the morning and late in the evening, when pollen concentration is the highest. Shelter indoors during strong wind, since the wind stirs up all the settled pollens.
  • Fit your car with pollen filter and keep the windows closed when traveling.
  • Do not dry outdoors your bed-clothes, since they work like a pollen trap.

In the treatment of allergies and hay fever mother nature provides us several natural allergy remedy and herbs to overcome this annoying condition. Allergy medication can be based on all natural remedies and allergy cure is possible with the help of herbs, homeopathy, natural supplements and ayurvedic nasal irrigation.

One of the best allergy remedy is herbal:

Herbal Remedies for Allergy and Hay Fever

Nettle (Urtica dioica)

A very good remedy is Nettle (Urtica dioica), it contains a substance (quercetin) that works as a natural antihistamine. Capsules of freeze-dried leaf are available, take 500mg two or three times a day or half a teaspoon of nettle extract four times a day.

Ginkgo biloba

Has become renowned for its memory-boosting properties, but it is an effective allergy fighter and hay fever treatment as well. Take 450 mg a day, but not more. Ginkgo contains ginkgolides, which can inhibit the activity of certain allergy-triggering chemicals (PAF). You may take it long term.

Learn about Eye Allergies

Quercetin

Quercetin is a plant pigment and antioxidant able to inhibit the release of histamine. Foods naturally rich in quercetin include citrus fruits, purple or yellow onion, garlic, buckwheat. Concentrated quercetin is also available in capsules: take 500mg twice a day between meals. It works best when started a month prior to the start of allergy season. Continue taking it throughout the season. (Do not take this if already taking nettle or garlic, as they contain quercetin.)

Learn more about the symptoms of hay fever

Garlic (Allium sativum)

Garlic has marvelous health-giving properties. Among all this properties it acts as an anti-allergic, due to its high quercetin content. Take 400-600mg daily, but not much more, since garlic is an effective blood thinner and may cause bleeding if overused.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Stir 1 teaspoon of ground Turmeric into 250ml water and drink it. Within 15 minutes the hay fever symptoms must be better. You can take Turmeric capsules as well. You may use it during the whole season.

Read more at; http://www.christinas-home-remedies.com/pollen-allergy.html

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