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|The word "allergy" means an altered or abnormal tissue reaction after exposure to an antigen (also called an "allergen").
The allergic reaction occurs if the body tissues are sensitive to the allergen.
The allergen may reach the tissues by direct contact with the skin or various mucous membranes of the organs or through
the bloodstream after absorption. Almost any part of the body can be affected by allergies.
Allergic reactions are caused by a wide range of substances and conditions. These include pollens, dust, cosmetics, and
animal hair; poisonous plants, serums, vaccines, and drugs; physical agents such as heat, cold and sunlight, as well as a
variety of foods. The foods that commonly cause allergic reactions are oranges, milk,eggs, wheat, fish and other sea
foods, chocolates, tomatoes, and strawberries.
dizziness, irritability, nervousness, depression, neuralgia, conjunctivitis, eczema, hay fever, a stuffy or runny nose,
diarrhea, vomiting, asthma, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face and eyes. The same substance can cause
different symptoms in different people at different times.
Allergy is an indication of disharmony caused by dietetic errors and a faulty style of living. It is also caused by excessive
consumption of refined and processed foods, loaded with numerous chemical additives, many of which cause powerful
reactions. Emotional and psychological stress can also lead to allergies.
Natural Remedies for Allergies Using Lime
lime is considered an effective remedy for any kind of allergy. Half a lime may be squeezed in a glass of lukewarm water
and sweetened with a teaspoon of honey. It can be taken once daily first thing in the morning for several months. This
remedy not only flushes the system of toxins but also acts as an anti toxic and anti allergic agent. However, those who
are allergic to citrus fruits should not take recourse to this remedy.
Nutrients for Allergies
Certain nutrients have been found beneficial in the prevention and treatment of allergies. Often the intake of vitamin B5
or pantothenic acid brings great relief to the sufferer. This vitamin may be taken in a dose of 100 mg daily for a month. In
such cases, liberal amounts of pantothenic acid helps even though the recovery takes several weeks. A dose of 400 mg of
vitamin E taken daily for four to six weeks is also beneficial as this vitamin possesses effective anti-allergic properties.
Natural Allergies Remedies with Vegetable Juices
A quantity of 500 ml carrot juice or a combination of carrot juice with beet and cucumber juices, has been found beneficial
in the treatment of allergies. In the case of mixed juices, 100 ml each of beet and cue umber juices should be mixed with
300 mi of carrot juice to prepare 500 ml or half a litre of mixed juice. This should be taken once daily.
Natural Allergies Remedies with Bananas
One or two bananas a day are useful for those who are allergic to certain foods and who consequently suffer from skin
rashes, digestive disorders, or asthma. The fruit does, however, cause allergic reactions in certain sensitive persons and
they should avoid it
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