The term 'antihistamine' refers to a class of drugs used to treat allergies. Antihistamines work by blocking the release of histamine which is a chemical released by your immune system during an allergic reaction.
Allergic reactions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system that considers certain substances such as pollen, dust, and some food as a harmful foreign particles. In this condition, then released histamine to destroy substances that are considered dangerous. Antihistamines to help control or reduce allergy symptoms by counteracting the effects of histamine.
In addition to chemical drugs, there are several foods and nutrients that have antihistamine properties. Nutrition and Herbs with antihistamines ability. Natural antihistamine not only relieve allergy symptoms but may also reduce the frequency of allergies by strengthening the immune system.
Here are some types of natural antihistamines to get rid of allergies:
1. Vitamin C
The most important nutrients are known to have potent antihistamine properties is vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fight free radicals, boost the immune system, and reduce allergy symptoms. The substance is also believed to reduce the sensitivity to certain allergens that can manage allergic conditions in the future.
Some foods rich in vitamin C are:
- Kiwi fruit (gooseberry)
- green beans
- Red and green chili
2. Vitamin A
Other vitamins that can help control allergic reactions is vitamin A. The body synthesizes vitamin A carotenoid plant pigments with powerful antioxidant properties. Carotenoids are widely found in spinach, carrots, mangoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, papaya, and paprika.
3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are also useful to help mitigate some alergi.bSubstansi reaction is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and is found in the following foods:
- canola oil
Quercetin and pycnogenol included in the category of flavonoids that give different colors on certain flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Quercetin and pycnogenol can inhibit the release of histamine by mast cells. Quercetin is found in red grapes, citrus fruits, broccoli, capsicum, berries, onions, garlic, tea, and red apples. On the other hand, most of pycnogenol is extracted from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. Aside from being a natural antihistamine, quercetin and pycnogenol is a potent antioxidant.
In addition to all the above nutrients, enzymes found in pineapple is also effective as an antihistamine. This enzyme known as bromelain has anti-inflammatory properties and can facilitate the absorption of quercetin and pycnogenol. Mineral that works as a natural antihistamine such as magnesium citrate, calcium citrate, and selenium.
For a long time, a variety of herbs known to cure a number of diseases as well as allergies. Various herbs enriched with compounds that can prevent or decrease the secretion of histamine. For example, green tea contains compounds quercetin and catechin which has antihistamine properties. Similarly, other herbs such as basil, fennel, echinacea, chamomile, ginkgo biloba, spirulina, ginger, garlic, and licorice root can also be used as a natural remedy for allergies