Herbal Information For You
In the case of a mold allergy the immune
system overreacts when mold spores are inhaled or touched. This reaction
triggers mold allergy symptoms. Some of the common mold allergy symptoms
are sneezing, cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, irritated eyes, skin
rashes, headaches and difficulty breathing. Those seeking allergy relief
need to know the causes of these symptoms.
Mold and mold spores are with us year
round both indoors and outdoors. Although found mostly in warm, humid
climates, molds exist everywhere. The air we breath contains more mold
spores than pollen grains. The spores are the part of mold or fungus that
cause allergic reactions. In the reproductive cycle of mold they give off
huge numbers of mold spores into the air similar to pollen. When these
spores come in contact with organic matter new mold grows.
For a mold allergy it is advisable to
reduce your exposure to the types of mold that cause the allergy symptoms.
There are some medications can help keep mold allergy symptoms under
You may want to try some natural allergy
treatments that will boost your immune and adrenal systems. Some herbs
boost your immune system and others are natural antihistamines or
decongestants that help deal with mold allergies. Capsicum stimulates
circulation and fight respiratory infections. Marshmallow removes mucus
and Goldenseal sooths inflamed membranes and has antibacterial properties.
Burdock helps clear congestion.
Some of the other herbs used are Astragalus, Black Cohosh, Dong Quai, Eyebright, Echinacea, Ginkgo, Grape Seed Extract, Horseradish, Licorice, Nettle, Pau Darco, Rosemary and Yarrow. Always consult a health care professional before beginning an allergy regimen.
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