What Helps Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis, also known as Hay Fever, is an allergic response to allergens affecting the nose.

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Natural Remedies That May Help Allergic Rhinitis

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Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle or Urtica dioica is a weedy perennial plant known for its stinging leaves. A medicinal herb used since the ancient Egyptians, Stinging Nettle has antioxidant, antimicrobial and pro-health capabilities. Native to Eurasia, its nutrient-rich flowers, leaves, stems and roots have been used in the treatment of muscle and joint pain, anemia, skin conditions, and as a diuretic.


How Might It Help

Stinging Nettle may help Allergic Rhinitis by decreasing symptoms.


Effectiveness
47%


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Quercetin

Quercetin is a flavonoid and powerful antioxidant helping to combat free radical damage. Part of the diverse group of phytonutrients responsible for pigmentation, the compound is found in vegetables (watercress, cilantro, radicchio, asparagus, okra)  and fruits (elderberry, cranberry, blueberry, blackberry, fig).


How Might It Help

Quercetin's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may help Allergic Rhinitis by its anti-allergic mechanisms.


Effectiveness
21%


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Bromelain

Bromelain also known as Pineapple Extract is a group of enzymes found in the stem, fruit and juice of the pineapple plant, Ananas comosus. Native to the Americas, it has been used medicinally by Central and South Americans for centuries. Bromelain’s anti-inflammatory properties are used in the treatment of pain and swelling, osteoarthritis, cancer, digestive issues, and topically for burns.


How Might It Help

Bromelain may help Allergic Rhinitis by reducing swelling and inflammation.


Effectiveness
26%


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Butterbur

Butterbur or Petasites hybridus is a perennial, flowering, wetland plant in the Aster or Asteraceae family. Native to Europe, it was named for its large leaves once used to wrap butter in warm summer months. In the Middle Ages, Butterbur was prescribed to plague victims, while in the 17th century, it was administered to ease cough and asthma. Leaves, roots and rhizomes have anti-inflammatory properties and are used in the treatment of migraines, allergic rhinitis, stomach issues and urinary tract infections.


How Might It Help

Butterbur may help Allergic Rhinitis without sedative effects.


Effectiveness
9%


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Perilla Oil

Perilla oil is extracted from the seeds of the Perilla frutescens plant in the Lamiaceae/Labiatae family. Native to India and China, it is a significant source of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically plant-based, alpha-linolenic acids.

 

A staple of Asian cuisine, Perilla oil lends a distinct nutty flavor, while its leaves serve as a food-poisoning antidote. However, Perilla’s antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties have been used in Chinese medicine to treat gastrointestinal and respiratory issues.


How Might It Help

Perilla may help Allergic Rhinitis, but evidence is minimal.


Effectiveness
25%


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Yarrow


Effectiveness
22%


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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential, water-soluble vitamin best-sourced in fruits (orange, grapefruit, kiwi, strawberries, cantaloupe) and vegetables (red pepper, green pepper, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower).  A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C plays a key role in immune function, protein metabolism, and collagen production.


How Might It Help

By reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, Vitamin C may help ease the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis.


Effectiveness
50%


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Neti Pot

A neti pot is a container designed to rinse & clean the nasal cavity with a saline solution. Often resembling a teapot, the device is primarily used in the treatment of allergies, sinus issues or the common cold.


Effectiveness
43%


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