Symptoms of Food Allergies
The symptoms literally appear within just a few hours after the consumption of the allergen. The allergic reaction can include;
- Loss of consciousness
- Coughing and sneezing
- Abdominal cramps
- Flushed skin or rash
- Itchy and tingling sensation in the mouth
- Swelling in the tongue, face, throat and lip
- Lightheadedness and dizziness
The symptoms of food allergy can lead to increased chances of developing:
- Mood Disorders
- Skin Conditions
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Pain
- Nutrient Deficiencies
- Cognitive Disorders
- Autoimmune Disorders
Some herbal remedies for food allergy:
It is known for its antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is an excellent home remedy for treating the various gastrointestinal discomforts that can cause diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and indigestion. You must chew ginger daily and consume atleast 3 ups of ginger daily for a few days.
You must consume 1 cup daily to overcome the problem of diarrhea and stomach pain. Consuming yogurt helps balance the good bacteria in the gut and treat the digestive problems.
Vitamin C Foods
It helps in restraining the buildup of the toxins inside the body. Consume more and more vegetables and fruits that have vitamin C I it. Fruits rich in vitamin C are kiwi, grapefruit, lemons, broccoli, orange, tomatoes and strawberries. Consuming foods rich in vitamin C is one of the best herbal remedy for food allergy.
It helps to treat the food allergies and provide relief from the irritating symptoms like stomach pain, nausea, skin rashes, runny nose etc. You must drink nettle tea every day to combat the symptoms.
It is an excellent source for boosting the immune system and it also helps in protecting body against various food allergies. You need to drink a glass of water with a tablespoon of lemon juice and that needs to be done on an empty stomach for almost a week.
Due to the antihistamine, antioxidant and the anti-inflammatory properties it has got, it helps to cure various symptoms of stomach infection. You must drink 2-3 cups of green tea everyday for atleast 2 weeks.
Castor Oil helps to coat the stomach as it eases the gastrointestinal discomforts helps and solves the problems related to food allergies. You can also mix ½ a tablespoon of castor oil into a glass of water each morning and that must be consumed on an empty stomach.
Cucumber and Carrot Juice
These 2 are the perfect combinations for treating any kind of food allergies. The presence of anti-allergic components in the juices makes it an excellent remedy.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The anti-histamine properties and the medicinal properties makes it super beneficial for fighting the symptoms of food allergies. You can add a tbsp of apple cider vinegar to glass filled with warm water. Now, add tablespoon of honey to it and drink it atleast 3 times in a day to reap good results.
There are various allergen triggers that must be sidestepped in order to save yourself from symptoms of food allergy. Some allergen triggers are;
- Cow’s Milk
- Tree Nuts and peanuts
- Shell Fish
Foods that you must consume that will help you to boost your immune system;
- Coconut Milk
- Almond Butter
- Probiotic rich foods like sauerkraut, kombucha and kefir
- Green leafy vegetables
- Flaxseeds and chia seeds
- Coconut flour and spelt flour
- Gluten free flours
Unlike other treatments a herbal remedy for food allergy will not leave any side effects and also it will not cause any damage to your health.
Author Bio:Satnam Singh is a health practitioner in Arogyam Patiala. He is an herbalist and naturopath who is the founder and CEO of 6 Ayurvedic hospitals in Northern India. He leads a team of highly qualified and Ayurvedic doctors.