Oils and Spices Can Tame those "Allergies"
Fix Your Stuffy, Runny Nose
It's ah... ah... allergy season again. Soon, wastebaskets throughout
America will be buried under mountains of soggy tissues. (Not a pretty
picture, is it?)
In the weeks ahead, tens of millions of hay fever victims will race to
pharmacies and drugstores to buy medicines to stop their maddening nasal
drip-drip-drip and halt their uncontrollable bursts of sneezing.
But antihistamines and decongestants can cause drowsiness - (very dangerous
if you drive). And according to labels, many medications will actually
make your allergy symptoms worse if taken longer than a few days.
So, is there a better way to make it through the sneezin' season safely
and comfortably? The answer is 'yes', according to one expert. And he
says the solution to your allergy woes may be as near as your own kitchen
pantry. "Many 'hot' oils and spices work wonders for allergy symptoms,"
says Dr. Cass Ingram, author of the book, "The Cure is in the Cupboard".
Dr. Ingram says Oil of Oregano is a wonderful natural sinus medicine,
and will open clogged sinus passages and halt mucus secretion. "I have
observed fits of sneezing and massive allergic attacks halted in a matter
of seconds after administering the oil," says Dr. Ingram. He also says
the reason 'hot and spicy' herbs and oils help allergy symptoms is because
they kill fungus - the real culprit behind most so-called "allergic reactions".
"A recent study at the Mayo Clinic found that swollen, clogged, and chronically
draining sinuses were not caused by the usual allergens... the symptoms
were caused by fungus in the nose," says Dr. Ingram. "Most people incorrectly
assume they are allergic to pollen, dust, or animals - but what they
experience is a reaction to fungus in their sinuses," says Dr. Ingram.
According to the Mayo study, over 40 types of fungus were found in the
nasal passages of the study participants, a situation which lessened their
immune systems' ability to fight off other invaders like dander, dust,
"Allergy symptoms vanish when you kill the fungus. If your eyes and nose
water whenever you're near the family dog, apply some wild oregano oil
near your nose and place some drops under your tongue," says Dr. Ingram.
Your sneezing and watering eyes will magically vanish... and so will
the mountain of Kleenex overflowing the trashcan.