Preety Tyagi, Lead Health Coach and founder of MY22BMI, underlines some properties of herbs found in household that may help you stay healthy during the season.
Tulsi is known to help relieve the symptoms of allergies, breathing problems and bronchitis. A couple of leaves can be consumed straightaway or in tea. Herbal supplements of the plant are also available.
Ginger is also considered as a herb. A recent study showed that oral ginger supplements improve asthma symptoms. It can also be taken as detox drink by using it in tea. It relieves throat infection. Ginger mixed with honey and black pepper is an excellent reliever of breathing related allergies.
Butter bur is a remedy for migraine. Studies have showed that it can improve unpleasant allergy symptoms while avoiding the sedative effects of antihistamines. However, this herb has some side effects as well. Over consumption is not recommended at any case.
- Stinging Nettle Leaf/ Bichhoo Buti
Stinging nettle is a perennial flowering plant that has been used medicinally for ages. Regarding seasonal allergies, stinging nettle has been shown to have excellent anti-inflammatory abilities. This is important because it is those inflammatory events that cause seasonal allergy symptoms.
Fresh and dried rosemary is popular as an addition to many culinary creations. Researches have proved rosemary’s ability to help fight allergy symptoms and provide relief to asthma sufferers.
The herb contains rosmarinic acid which has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Oregano is a well known Italian herb. It is also available in form of supplements for certain health benefits. Those supplements include Oregano oil extract in form of pills and as a soft gel capsule. They contain other ingredients to dilute oregano oil, since it’s very potent. (IANS)