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Allergy can be treated with antihistamines prescribed by the doctor, but home remedies prepared with medicinal plants also help to combat allergies.
Two good examples of medicinal plants that are indicated to treat allergies are plantain and elderberry. See how to use them below.
Home remedy for allergy with plantain
A great home remedy for respiratory allergies is to drink plantain tea daily, with the scientific name Plantago major L.
- 500 ml of boiling water
- 15 g plantain leaves
Boil the water and then add the herb. Cover, let cool, strain and drink. It is recommended to drink 2 cups of this tea a day.
The plantain has expectorant properties that help in the removal of secretions typical of respiratory allergies, such as rhinitis and sinusitis, for example.
In case of skin allergy, apply the poultice with the crushed plantain leaves and let them act for 10 minutes. Then throw them away and apply new crumpled sheets. Repeat the operation 3 to 4 times a day. Plantain also has properties that reduce skin irritation and, therefore, can be used after prolonged sun exposure and burns, for example.
Home remedy for allergy with Elderberry
A great homemade solution to fight allergies is elderberry tea. Elderberry acts on the adrenal gland and facilitates the body's response, fighting the allergic reaction.
1 spoon of dried elderflowers1 cup of boiling water
Add the elderflowers to the cup of boiling water, cover and let cool. Strain and then drink.
Elderflower can be found in he alth food stores or in the natural products section of hypermarkets. For this tea, it is advisable to use dried elderberry flowers, as the fresh leaves have toxic properties that are harmful to he alth.