Nettle Leaf and Allergies

Nettle Leaf and Allergies

There is little disputing the distinct relationship between nettle leaf and allergies, of the rhinitis family, being distinctly and effectively alleviatedby it use. To many a chronic allergy sufferer, the alleviating properties of this plant are nothing less than a Godsend come spring time or dander-storms.

Even as daisies burst across fields in bright yellow happiness, many folk suffering hyper-sensitive reactions to the pollen-infused spring air are steeling themselves against the onslaught of the Spring-Sneeze Gang.  The ringleader, an angry, red, runny nose usually hits the scene first with his troublesome gang of aggravators in close pursuit; the blood-shot, scratchy eyes, the crazy-itchy ears, the painfully, inflamed throat – all arrive like miserable clockwork to antagonize those poor souls suffering hyper-sensitive reactions to pollen (pollinosis, as it’s scientifically known).

Since ancient times, people with allergies have looked to nettle leaf and allergies treated by this herb are not restricted to the Spring-flower pollinosis sufferers. These folk will also suffer “hay fever” specifically catalyzed by grass pollens and rampant spells of rhinitis (agitated by dust or animal dander). The attacks are quite debilitating for sufferers, whose immune systems react aggressively to what is perceived as invasions of dangerous foreign bodies, and an allergic reaction results in the production of bodies which bind with histamine (an anti-inflammatory agent). Histamines, and not the allergens, are what actually produce the symptoms that are meant to block and expel these foreign invaders.

The remedial benefits inherent of nettle leaf (and its roots) are wide-ranging. It has potent anti-inflammatory and exceptional anti-histamine properties and also provides pain alleviation and mild sedative effects. There is lots of value in the stinging nettle leaf, and allergies it shows exceptional alleviation efficacy in are:

  • Pollinosis
  • Rhinitis
  • Hay fever

Research remains inconclusive as to the exact components resulting in the herb’s anti-inflammatory and anti-allergen potency but it’s been found that nettle leaf loses anti-allergy efficacy if not harvest correctly.  Side effects such as drowsiness, dry sinuses, insomnia and high blood pressure that usually from using pharmaceutical anti-allergy medication, are absent in nettle leaf and allergies are quickly put to bed with it. You can take up to 3000mg in capsule form nettle leaf and allergies appease within 15 minutes if ingestion, with symptomatic relief lasting up to 4 hours.

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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