Allergies have you down? Plants can be pesky that way. Fortunately, nature has given us some other plants that can help ease some of the symptoms associated with allergies.
Mullein- A powerful expectorant, mullein can help coughs become productive. It’s demulcent qualities can help relieve inflammation in mucous membranes.
Ephedra*- Ephedra has an astringent effect, reducing mucus secretions.
*This branch of ephedra does not contain ephedrine, an unsafe stimulant that has been banned by the FDA.
Goldenrod- This herb is an astringent, as well as an anti-inflammatory. As an anticatarrhal herb, it also helps thin mucus from the respiratory tract, making it easier for the body to expel.
Eyebright- The astringent properties in eyebright reduce swelling in the nasal cavity and sinuses and help kill bacteria. It has been used traditionally to treat itchy, watery, and swellings eyes.
Nettle Leaf- Nettles have many beneficial properties, including several that reduce inflammation. Test tube research has shown that stinging nettles block histamine receptors which stop immune cells from releasing the chemicals that trigger traditional allergy symptoms.
Horehound- The antispasmodic properties in horehound are helpful in relaxing smooth muscles which can decrease frequency of coughing while the analgesic properties can help with the pain from excessive coughing.
Stevia leaves (optional) for flavoring- A natural sweetener, the stevia plant has a glycemic index of zero, so it can be enjoyed by those who cannot have sugar.
Alcohol- Alcohol is used as a solvent to extract the benefits of the herbs.
Storage: Store bottles in a cool dark place, avoiding heat, sunlight, and exposure to air, Alcohol-based tinctures last a minimum of 5 years.
Although herbs have been used for thousands of years with significant positive results for people (and are still used as the primary form of medical treatment for 80% of the world), we must always take care to provide the following disclaimer:
None of these items or statements are approved by the FDA. Consult your physician before taking any supplement. Do not take herbs or tinctures during pregnancy or nursing without consulting your healthcare provider. This product is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. All information here is for entertainment and educational purposes only.
Includes one 1 oz. bottle of tincture
To assist with allergy symptoms, take 1/2 tsp daily, as needed.
Store bottles in a cool dark place, avoiding heat, sunlight, and exposure to air. Alcohol-based tinctures last a minimum of 5 years.
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