Ragweed, sagebrush, autumn allergies; natural products that work without the side effects of most allergy medicines

Ragweed, sagebrush, autumn allergies; natural products that work without the side effects of most allergy medicines

Well, its that season again. Many of you may have experienced the sneezing, running eyes and the inflamed sinus passages associated with fall allergy season. The worst part about it is that most of us are forced to use products that while working, make us miserable in other ways.

Prior to discovering these products, I had relied on Sudafed, which would relieve the symptoms a little, but leave me wide awake at night so I could not sleep. The day after, I would feel hung over, but I did not drink. Many other antihistamine based products have a similar effect, leave your mouth dry and some just do not work at all.

Mother Nature to the rescue.

Two products you need to know about now are

nettle

Nettle or Stinging Nettles.

There are a number of companies that sell nettle, some being in a tea form and others in caplets. We recommend Natures way. The dosage is two tablets per day which acts as a natural antihistamine and usually works quickly. It is even effective with colds, but you may need to take a minimal of four capsules to get the desired relief. There is no side effect, other than you will notice a marked improvement of symptoms. You can take two tablets per day for a few days which usually eliminates the symptoms.

seasonal ic

Integrative Therapeutics Seasonal IC

If you take Nettle regularly, you know that sometimes an acute attack cannot be stopped quickly by nettle alone, and sometimes you need a more potent product. Seasonal IC is the product you want. Seasonal IC will decrease the inflammatory response your family is having and clear your head.

Seasonal allergy survival kit

If you suffer from allergies, you should have both Nettle and Seasonal IC. The two products together are inexpensive and cost only $34 for both products which should last you quite a while. They are also available separately at both our Scotch Plains and North Brunswick offices.

Dr. C’s dosage recommendations

For average allergy symptoms, take two nettle tablets daily. You can take one or two more if necessary if the allergen is strong in the air that day.

For acute attacks, take two Seasonal IC and two Nettle as needed to relieve the attack.