3 Surprising Allergy Remedies that Kick Butt

3 Surprising Allergy Remedies that Kick Butt

Allergy season seems to be every season these days. Whether it’s pollen, mold, dust, or dander chances are you are suffering with a runny nose, scratchy throat, clogged ears and burning eyes. Sometimes it can get so bad it may feel like you have a virus. You’ve tried over the counter (OTC) or prescription decongestants, sleep aids, histamine blockers, pain killers and so many others that you’re starting to feel like a walking pharmacy.

Some natural remedies may have been recommended like eating local honey, ingesting the very allergens you are fighting and building up a tolerance to stop them. These are good attempts and various herbs may have worked but these 3 surprising allergy remedies that kick butt are some hardcore attempts at giving you a pharmaceutical dose without the pharmaceutical part. Try ’em, if none work go back to conventional meds.


Allergic Rhinitis, also known as allergies or hay fever, affects millions. Currently, the pollen count alone is close to 50% across the United States.

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology reports that,

  • Roughly 7.8% of people 18 and over in the U.S. have hay fever
  • Worldwide, allergic rhinitis affects between 10% and 30 % of the population
  • In 2012, 7.5% or 17.6 million adults were diagnosed with hay fever in the past 12 months
  • In 2012, 9.0% or 6.6 million children reported hay fever in the past 12 months
  • In 2010, 11.1 million visits to physician offices resulted in diagnosis of allergic rhinitis

Bollywood Special

Directly out of Ayurvedic medicine, India’s highly successful ancient healing practice, comes tinofend. This is an herbal concoction derived from the stem of the plant tinospora cordifolia sometimes called moonseed, jetwatika, or ambervel.

In research published in The Journal of Ethnopharmacology, the study ‘Efficacy of Tinospora cordifolia in allergic rhinitis’ reported that,

“In a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial. Seventy-five patients were randomly given either TC [Tinospora cordifolia] or placebo for 8 weeks….TC treatment 100% relief was reported from sneezing in 83% patients, in 69% from nasal discharge, in 61% from nasal obstruction and in 71% from nasal pruritus. The difference between TC and placebo groups was highly significant. TLC increased in 69% patients in drug treated group and in only 11% with placebo….TC significantly decreased all symptoms of allergic rhinitis.”

These high study numbers show that tinofend could be an effective natural remedy for your allergies.

Go Fuuki

Green tea has always been a go-to antioxidant refreshment capable of assisting the body’s immune system in fighting pathogens. However, it is the specific genus called Benifuuki green tea that has shown some good study results as a top alternative allergy remedy. It turns out that this special tea contains high amounts of anti-allergy properties

Combined analysis of Benifuuki tea by Japanese researchers was published in Allergology  International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology (6/14) concluded that,

“’Benifuuki’ green tea containing a large amount of O-methylated EGCG reduced the symptoms of JCP [Japanese cedar pollinosis] and has potential as a complementary/alternative medicine for treating seasonal allergic rhinitis.”

Update reports of the study showed that, “In the group drinking Benifuuki tea, the symptoms of pollinosis were significantly reduced, quality of life was improved, and the seasonal increase in peripheral blood eosinophils seen in the control group was suppressed.”

Powder Your Nose

Early allergy intervention is paramount when it comes to pending challenges waiting in the wings. If nothing is done to prepare for allergy season, chances are your suffering will escalate considerably and be more difficult to control.

Cellulose powder is a unique application that is linked to considerable relief, particularly when used as a pre-cursor to allergy season.

In a 2013, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted on 108 patients with allergic rhinitis due to grass pollen (18-40 years of age), researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden reported cellulose powder as a strong anti-allergy application. Significant reductions in severity scores for sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose and symptoms from eyes and lower airways, both separately and together were reported when using a nasally applied cellulose powder.

It was concluded that,

“The product [cellulose powder] provided significant protection against all seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms from both upper and lower airways during the grass pollen season in an adult population. The magnitude and scope of efficacy support the use of the product as an early choice in the treatment of allergic rhinitis.”

These 3 surprising allergy remedies that kick butt offer you another choice when harsh OTC pharmaceuticals and weak alternative remedies don’t hold up. Don’t suffer through allergy season without trying some or all of these and always remember to be as pro-active as possible before your sniffles takeover.