Essential and vegetable oils in allergology

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Most of us today are focused on methods of protection against coronavirus infection, but we often forget that there are some other forms of epidemic of unpleasant symptoms that can disrupt our daily lives.
Autumn is a favorite season for many because of the wonderful colors and richness of various fruits. The days are pleasant for staying in nature and rest or sports. But more and more people are bothered by the flowering of ragweed (Ambrosiaartemisifolia), which peaks in August and September. That is why, unfortunately, they avoid staying in open spaces. According to statistics, 15-25% of the population of continental Croatia suffers from an allergy to ragweed. The ragweed plant produces large amounts of pollen (8 million pollen grains in 5 hours. Ambrosia, which is a medicinal plant, is one of the strongest allergens in the world. In addition to ragweed, autumn allergens include nettles, plantain, grasses, wormwood and mites.

What is allergie?

Allergy is a disorder of the immune system, where immune cells react strongly to substances that are completely normal in nature. This releases histamine, which causes a number of unpleasant symptoms for allergic people.
Allergens cause unpleasant symptoms such as:
  • sneezing
  • nasal congestion
  • itchy nose and eyes
  • watery discharge from the nose or difficulty breathing
  • sneezing and coughing
  • runny nose
  • fatigue and tiredness
  • headaches
Allergy is a disease that needs to be treated because any exposure to an allergen, releasing histamine, can actually worsen the intensity of the allergic reaction next year.

For the optimal work of the immune system, all the guidelines of a healthy lifestyle are necessary (movement, healthy diet, rehabilitation of the consequences of stress). But in addition to medicines prescribed by a doctor, we can also help ourselves with medicinal herbs.

Natural help for allergies

The basis of anti-allergy therapy is BLACK CUMIN OIL, which balances the immune system, has an anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator effect and reduces the histamine reaction.
The Oleotherapy range includes:
Black cumin is best taken at least a month before the flowering of the plant to which there is an allergy and continue during flowering, but it is also useful if taken only from the first symptoms. It can be taken for 6 months without a break, after which it is necessary to take a break of 2 weeks.

Essential oils in allergology

If you have respiratory health problems, it is helpful to know that aromatherapy is very effective and has been used for this purpose for centuries.
Pranarôm offers Allergoforce nasal spray in its range. It is a hypertonic spray that unclogs the nose and helps release mucus, and also contains essential oils of cedrelopsis (katafray), black pepper, Canadian fir, tanacetum, ledum, Roman and German chamomile, which reduce allergy symptoms, deepen breathing and have anti-inflammatory effects. This type of therapy has been known since ancient times. Namely, people with respiratory problems went to health resorts by the sea and inhaled the air rich in aerosol and essential oils of Mediterranean vegetation. In addition to modern technology, this method of treatment is now available in a bottle.

Treatments to relieve allergy symptoms

Also, a great way to relieve allergy symptoms is to use ultrasonic diffusers that are filled with water and essential oils. In this way, you fill the space at home with herbal essences for the respiratory tract, and you can also use them for cold inhalation.
Essential oils suitable for respiratory health are eucalyptus radiata, eucalyptus globulus, lemon eucalyptus, rosemary cineole, white pine, coastal pine and cypress. Cold inhalation of essential oils is done as follows: put 20 to 40 ml of water in an ultrasonic diffuser, add a total of 20-30 drops of essential oils and inhale the mist (mixture of water and essential oils) for ten minutes. Then add water to the diffuser to the maximum mark and let it work in the room where you are staying to continue the indirect inhalation of essential oils.

We wish you a carefree autumn filled with fresh air full of beautiful, natural and healthy scents!