Got pollen problems or other sensitivities? Our Allergy Defense blend is packed with helpful frequencies to support your immune system's response to supposed invaders. We started with some flower essences for emotional roots. Your specific circumstances surrounding the development of an allergy can be pretty broad, and those can be targeted on an individual level, but we know fear (Black Currant/Yellow Monkey Flower) and distrust/defensiveness (Oregon Grape) are some common denominators, and we often use Yarrow to give a person a little bit better boundaries in a "taking in, or merging with the world around them" sense.
Then we used some specific hertz frequencies to support the body in managing histamine levels and immune responses.*
Lastly, we used the vibrational imprints of various natural substances that are helpful during allergy season such as Japanese quail eggs, Quercetin, MSM, Black Currant bud, Nettles, Zinc bisglycinate, Vitamin C, Silver, Citrus bioflavonoids, Rosemary, NAC, Garlic, Black Cumin Seed, Turmeric, Ginger, Shilajit, Goldenrod, and Mullein. If you are already taking any of these, the vibrational form is not a substitute for the physical substance. It does enhance it though, and the vibrational forms do not set off any allergic reactions the way physical substances in a highly allergic person can, so in some cases these can be better used. Absorption problems are also a non-issue with the vibrational forms. This is a 1 oz bottle that should last at least a month.
Here's some more information on why we chose the imprints we did.
Research shows that stinging nettle may have the ability to reduce symptoms caused by seasonal allergies and hay fever. In fact, it’s one of the best anti histamine herbs.
In vitro studies show that stinging nettle has the ability to stabilize mast cells. It’s thought that this stabilization effect blocks histamine receptors and stops immune cells from releasing inflammatory molecules that trigger allergic reaction symptoms.
A clinical trial with 98 participants showed that stinging nettle was rated as being more effective than placebo in treating allergic rhinitis symptoms.
Another human clinical trial showed that stinging nettle root helped to reduce nasal smear eosinophil count (a key marker used in diagnosing allergic rhinitis). While both the placebo group and the stinging nettle group experienced a decrease in total allergy symptoms, the findings were labeled as inconclusive.
The researchers noted that their research limitations for this study underscore the need for larger, longer-term studies on nettle for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.
It should also be noted that the study utilized an extract made from stinging nettle root. Typically the leaf is the part utilized for stabilizing the body’s immune response.
Citrus flavonoids are a well-known natural remedy for seasonal allergies.
Common citrus flavonoids include:
Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone
Research on citrus bioflavonoids, particularly quercetin, has shown them to exert a natural antihistamine effect on the body. Additionally, they can have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects that can decrease the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Quercetin is a naturally occurring polyphenol flavonoid, found in some quercetin rich herbs, fruits, and vegetables, including onions, capers, apples, berries, tea, tomatoes, and grapes. A recently published research review on quercetin found that it can regulate Th1/Th2 stability, and decrease the antigen-specific IgE antibody released by B cells. This helps to temper the body’s immune response to allergens, which reduces allergy symptoms.
Rutin is a flavonol abundantly found in plants, such as passionflower, buckwheat, tea, and apples. From a molecular standpoint, rutin is very similar to quercetin, with the main difference being that rutin contains a sugar molecule. Thus, it works in the body in a similar fashion. Research shows that rutin can help to reduce inflammation in the body.
Hesperidin methyl chalcone is a flavonoid found in citrus fruit that can help to reduce allergy symptoms. Research suggests that it has the ability to reduce the body’s inflammatory response.
Rosemary is another antihistamine herb that’s important for allergic rhinitis. This herb contains a polyphenol known as rosmarinic acid, which has been shown to help with allergies.
A recent research review found that rosmarinic acid can help to reduce inflammation and allergies.
A clinical trial looked at the impact of rosmarinic acid in individuals with allergies. The study participants were given either rosmarinic acid or a placebo. After 21 days, the rosmarinic acid group reported that they experienced fewer allergy symptoms. The researchers noted that this was thought to be due to a reduction in neutrophils and eosinophils.
A lab-based study found that rosmarinic acid helped to inhibit the allergic airway inflammation induced by house dust mites.
N-acetylcysteine, also known as NAC, is an amino acid that helps to thin mucus and reduce congestion. This makes it one of the best natural remedies for allergies.
Allergies cause your sinuses to work extra hard to produce mucus to push out allergens. The excess mucus production can lead to thick, rubbery mucus that can collect toward the back of your throat and inside your nose.
The ability to secrete and clear excess mucus is a defense mechanism used by the respiratory system to protect itself from pathogens and particles present in inhaled air.
Research shows that NAC works to break up disulfide bonds in mucus proteins, which thins the mucus and helps to facilitate its clearance.
An animal study showed that NAC also has anti-inflammatory effects.
Garlic is one of the best herbs for seasonal allergies. It plays a key role as an antihistamine herb.
An animal study found that aged garlic extract helped to reduce histamine release. The researchers theorized that aged garlic extract can modify the function of mast cells, basophils, and activated T lymphocytes, all of which play a leading role in allergic cascade reactions.
A lab study discovered that garlic extract can help to reduce airway inflammation. The researchers noted that garlic helped to reduce allergic airway inflammation levels, which included peribronchial lung eosinophils, IgG1 level in lavage and serum, mucous-producing goblet cells grade, and peribronchial and perivascular inflammation.
Another lab-based study found that garlic suppresses the body’s allergic response. The mechanism for its anti-allergic action is thought to involve suppressions of Syk, cPLA2, 5-LO, and COX-2.
Consider keeping garlic on hand as an antihistamine herbal remedy.
Black seed, also known as black cumin, is a seed that comes from the Nigella sativa plant. It’s typically made into an oil, which can be consumed similarly to a tincture.
Black seed is known to be a helpful herb for hay fever.
A clinical trial recently showed the benefits of black seed for allergic rhinitis. In the study, 68 individuals with allergic rhinitis used black seed oil nasal drops daily for 6 weeks. The study participants were divided into three groups, a moderate allergy group, a mild allergy group, and a severe allergy group.
After 6 weeks, 100% of the patients in the mild group became symptoms free; 68.7% of those in the moderate group became symptoms free and 25% were improved; while in the severe group 58.3% became symptoms free and 25% were improved. The researchers noted that the black seed oil treatment was well tolerated with minimal side effects.
Another human clinical trial involved looking at the impact of black seed oil in 152 individuals with allergic diseases (allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, atopic eczema). These individuals were given black seed capsules at a dose of 40-80 mg/kg/day. The patients’ IgE and eosinophil levels were measured before and after the trial and, additionally, their subjective feelings were also measured throughout the study. The score of subjective feeling decreased over the course of treatment. The researchers noted positive changes in IgE and eosinophil levels, which helped to reduce allergic symptoms.
Turmeric, and its active ingredient curcumin, has proven to be one of the best herbs for allergic rhinitis and respiratory health.
A research review found that individuals who took turmeric experienced anti-allergic effects that inhibited the release of histamine from mast cells. Further animal research also demonstrated marked inhibition of the allergic response using turmeric. These findings suggest curcumin may have an antihistamine-like effect.
A clinical trial looked at the impact of turmeric in individuals with a chronic respiratory system inflammatory disease. The study contained a total of 77 patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms.
Each subject received a total of 1,000 mg of curcumin per day, split into two 500mg doses over the course of 1 month. The study’s results showed that the curcumin group saw significant improvements in reduced airway obstruction. The researchers noted that this is likely due to turmeric’s anti-inflammatory effect, which helped to increase overall lung function.
Ginger is an effective anti-inflammatory herb that may help to reduce allergic symptoms.
A human clinical trial showed that ginger reduced total serum IgE after 4 weeks of treatment. This helped to improve allergy symptoms in the study participants.
Another human clinical trial compared the effects of 500mg of ginger extract vs. loratadine (i.e. Claritin®), a popular antihistamine drug. The results showed that both the ginger extract and loratadine groups significantly decreased allergies, although there was no significant difference between the two groups. The researchers noted that ginger caused fewer side effects, especially drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, and constipation.
An animal study found that ginger helped to reduce the severity of sneezing and nasal rubbing and suppressed infiltration of mast cells in nasal mucosa and secretion of OVA-specific IgE in serum. Additionally, 6-Gingerol, a phytochemical in ginger was shown to inhibit the expression of not only Th2 cytokines but also Th1 cytokines in OVA-sensitized spleen cells.
Shilajit is a resinous substance that develops over centuries from the slow decomposition of plants. It is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Initial research suggests that shilajit may be a powerful natural remedy for hay fever.
Researchers believe that shilajit has anti-allergic properties. It is thought that it has the ability to stabilize mast cells.
Mast cells are cells found in your body that are responsible for allergic reactions. When mast cells come into contact with an allergen (such as pollen), they release histamine, cytokines, and a host of other inflammatory molecules. These molecules kickstart an inflammatory response in the body that cause common allergy symptoms.
When mast cells are stabilized, it prevents your body from starting this inflammatory cascade.
Treats and prevents sinus infections and allergy suffers: A study published in the International Forum for Allergy and Rhinology in 2015 says that silver can help sinus infections. Studies also found that hidden infections by pathogens could be a cause of respiratory inflammation associated with common allergies and asthma. Silver destroys Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, which may be the reason why airborne allergy sufferers experience excellent results from using silver.
There have been numerous studies on zinc levels and allergies.
Skin complaints like atopic dermatitis were found to be more prevalent in patients with low zinc levels.
Zinc supplementation has been shown to relieve the symptoms of respiratory allergies and to shorten the length of common cold symptoms.
People with asthma and allergic rhinitis were found to have lower levels of zinc in their blood and sputum. Zinc is shown to have a protective effect on the respiratory system.
It is important to note that zinc is better utilized when vitamin C, B Complex and bioflavonoids are present. Which is why those are included in the imprint idea aside from their own benefits they bring to the table.
MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane, works by binding to the musosa and becoming a blocking interface between you and allergens.
Japanese quail eggs have a special protein called ovomucoid. This protein can stop protease enzymes in allergens you inhale, which prevents allergens from settling in our noses. When these particles can't stay in our noses, our body doesn't get a chance to react and cause allergy symptoms. This process takes about a month to start working, so use it before allergy season!
Some of these work immediately, some work over time, so let's get you started ASAP! Get your order in today!
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