allergies

Madame Mora’s Herbal, Lesson 5

March, 2011

This class is designed to show the practical application of herbs to assist with everyday needs.  The lessons printed will not outline “magical” uses for the herbs, but, if questions on this topic rise, please feel free to ask.

Also, please remember, the information in this class is a look at herbal therapies that may show promise as adjunctive treatments to conventional medical approaches, and is not meant to give specific recommendations or advise for the treatment of a specific illness, nor is it intended to be a replacement for good medical diagnosis and treatment.

Lesson 5

herbal allergy relief

The following 5 herbs help with the cough and inflammation common to allergic reactions to pollen.

  • Chalmomile – Anthemis nobilis – you will use the flowers.  This herb also helps with allergy induced asthma symptoms, headache, mucus, and sore throat.
  • Elder flower – Sambucus Canadensis – you will use the flowers.  This herb also helps with allergy induced asthma symptoms, headache, mucus, sinusitis, and sore throat.
  • Eyebright – Euphrasia officinalis – you will use the flowers.  This herb also helps with headache, eye’s sensitivity to light, mucus, respiratory conditions, sinusitis, and sore throat.
  • Marshmallow – Althea officinalis – you will use the flower or root.  This herb also helps with allergy induced asthma symptoms, mucus, respiratory conditions, sore throat, and whooping cough.  It also make a great eyewash for dry itchy eyes.
  • Stinging nettles – Urtica dioica – you will use the leaves.  This herb also helps with allergy induced asthma symptoms, mucus, and respiratory conditions.

You will combine equal amounts of each herb to make a tea.  For one glass you will need a pinch of each, or about ½ a teaspoon.  Once your tea has steeped at least 10 minutes and you are ready to drink, add about a tablespoon of honey made of your local flowers, this will also help ease symptoms.

If you are a chronic allergy suffer and would like to attempt to limit your allergies, have a teaspoon of local honey a day.  Due to the honey being made from the plants in your area, it is thought that you body’s immune system will grow accustomed to the pollen of the flowers in your area and will no long react to it.

You assignment is to make this tea twice a day at the onset of symptoms, until the symptoms are gone.  Once this has been done, email me with information regarding the length of treatment and your thoughts on the effectiveness of the honey.