An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to substances that usually do not pose a potential threat.
In this post, you’ll learn about essential oils for treating and relieving allergies.
Essential Oils and Allergies
One of the amazing benefits of essential oils is their ability to fight inflammation and strengthen the immune system.
Using essential oils for treating allergies will help cleanse the body.
Moreover, it will fight infections, bacteria, parasites, microorganisms, and harmful toxins.
The essential oils reduce the body’s sensitivity to external sources, as well as reduce the overreaction of the immune system when it is dealing with the allergenic invader.
When having an allergic reaction the body releases substances called Histamines, which causes the allergy symptoms in the body.
Many essential oils act as natural antihistamines.
An Important Note Regarding Essential Oils
Don’t use the essential oil directly if you are:
- Pregnant woman
- Taking certain medications
- Under any medical treatment
- Suffering from sensitive skin
- Having high blood pressure
- Children under the age of 5
Mix the essential oils with a carrier oil such as olive, sesame, or sweet almond cold-pressed oils.
In the case of redness or itching of the skin, the treatment should be stopped immediately.
In any of these cases, Consult a doctor before using essential oils.
Essential Oils for Allergies
Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil has significant anti-inflammatory properties.
It is extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree.
Eucalyptus essential oil reduces itching to minimal when applied to the affected area.
In addition, its smell helps to open the airways in the nose,
in case they are blocked by a runny nose caused by allergies.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
This essential oil can fight mold, fungus, a wide variety of bacterial infections, and more.
Therefore, it is one of the best essential oils for relieving the symptoms of allergies at home.
The tea tree essential oil also has natural antihistamine properties that make it easier to breathe.
Use it by mixing it with a carrier oil and applying topically to the skin.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile essential oil helps strengthen the immune system.
It does so by stimulating the formation of white blood cells.
This essential oil is also good for strengthening the spleen and liver.
Chamomile oil has a significant soothing effect on the skin.
Therefore, you can use it to treat acne, eczema, burns, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
It can also heal cuts, relieve allergies, soothe insect bites, skin irritations, and itches.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil helps reduce allergic and inflammatory reactions in the body.
It has natural antihistamine properties and therefore, you can use it on the skin to treat allergic reactions.
The lavender essential oil can also suppress allergic reactions in the airways by sniffing directly from the bottle.
Another way of using it is by adding it to a burner or diffuser.
The soothing properties of this essential oil will allow peaceful sleep, easy breathing, and relief from coughing and sneezing.
Lemon Essential Oil
Like all essential oils that are a derivative of citrus fruits,
the lemon essential oil is well known for strengthening the immune system and relieving allergies symptoms.
Of all the studies in which lemon oil has participated, the vast majority have dealt with its effect on the immune system.
It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and antiseptic properties.
Moreover, the lemon essential oil can promote the production of white blood cells.
These are the cells of the immune system.
Lemon oil can relieve flu, bronchitis, sore throat, and anything related to the respiratory tract.
Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Essential Oil
The Cypress essential oil is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal.
Many studies show that this essential oil helps to overcome wounds, infections, lesions, or diseases in our body in an extraordinary way.
Its effect is similar to antibiotics but without the side effects.
The cypress essential oil mainly helps to relieve symptoms such as asthma, bronchitis, yeast, and bacteria.
It also has the ability to optimize the detoxification processes of our body,
Moreover, the cypress essential oil contributes to supporting upper and lower respiratory tract symptoms.
Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano essential oil is nature’s antibiotic and one of the best alternatives to prescription drugs.
When it comes to the immune system, it is one of the most popular oils.
There are several ways to assist the immune system using oregano oil:
- Clearing the throat of infections and inflammation
- Treating colds and flu
- Strengthening the immune system
Oregano oil is a potent antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal.
It also does it in the most natural way for the body.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil is one of the most powerful oils for supporting and strengthening the immune system, and relieving allergies symptoms.
It is extracted from the resin and it is an effective antidote to bacteria and fungi.
Frankincense contains effective antioxidants, anti-inflammatories.
It also contains substances that stimulate the immune system.
Read the aromatherapy post and learn about the various methods to use essential oils.
Nutrition and Allergies
Nutrition is, of course, a milestone in the body’s fight against any disease or sensitivity.
During an allergic attack, you should be careful not to consume allergenic foods such as:
- Various dairy products
- Wheat products which contain gluten
- Fried foods
- Processed foods
Foods you should eat to avoid allergic symptoms
- Whole grains without wheat and gluten
- Lots of fruits and vegetables
- Quality vegetable cold-pressed oils
- Fat-free protein
According to Chinese medicine, white vegetables have a cooling and soothing effect.
Therefore, you should prefer them over foods that have a warming effect.
It’s time to get familiar with kohlrabi, turnips, radishes, apples, pears, and figs.
Drinking water is a great natural way to cleanse the body and during an allergic attack.
It is, of course, important to drink to satiety.
Natural juices from fresh fruits and vegetables are a great and delicious way to get fluids into the body.
These fluids will saturate both the body and mind.
It may also give a feeling of satiety thanks to the dietary fiber in these fruits and vegetables.