When you are suffering from seasonal allergies and sinus congestion, it’s tempting to reach for an over-the-counter medication to get some relief. In fact, 60 percent of allergy sufferers perceive symptoms as severe enough to use medicine, with 75 percent choosing an OTC option and 48 percent using prescription medications.1 However, some of the most popular OTC medications for seasonal allergies and sinus congestion contain harsh, synthetic chemicals that may lead to undesirable side effects like dry mouth, drowsiness, nausea, and more. These include antihistamines like Zyrtec and Benadryl and decongestants like Sudafed. As an alternative, homeopathic remedies can be just as effective–or even more effective–than these popular drugs, while being much gentler on the body. Instead of merely masking symptoms, Brillia Health products work with your body to kick your immune system into gear so your body can fight off symptoms and secondary infections more effectively without sending you groggily back into the world.
Here are the top homeopathic remedies for allergy and sinus relief and what makes each one unique:
Brillia Health offers chemical-free formulations that combine the best of homeopathy and antibody science, a unique and groundbreaking approach to controlling cold, flu, and allergy symptoms, backed by clinical studies. The active ingredients in Cold-Flu Recovery and Cough Control (which can both help with nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms) consist of antibodies that precisely target the macromolecules in the system that cause these symptoms to manifest. This means that Brillia Health products help the body stop producing these symptoms, whereas other medications simply suppress your body’s response with harsh chemicals.
One of the active ingredients in both products is lapine histamine immune globulin antibody, which binds to the histamines your body releases when sick or suffering from seasonal allergies and prevents them from causing inflammation. This gently and efficiently controls nasal, sinus, and chest congestion at the source of symptoms without causing any off-target side effects. It also reduces congestion and fluid build-up, which is usually the source of secondary infections such as sinus infections and bronchitis. If you suspect that your nasal congestion is from a cold or flu, it is recommended that you take Cold-Flu Recovery, which also boosts the immune response, helping to fight off illness more effectively while lowering your risk of catching a secondary infection.
Allium cepa is the scientific name for the onion. As a homeopathic remedy, extracts of the onion can be taken as a pellet or tincture to relieve a runny nose. Studies show that because contact with raw onions typically causes lacrimation, which is stinging and irritation around the eyes and nose, and clear nasal discharge, it can be useful for patients with hay fever, especially if both the nose and eyes are affected.2 Homeopathy practitioners do warn that inappropriate or overuse of Allium cepa can cause head colds to travel to the chest. If there has been no improvement in symptoms, patients are recommended to not exceed four doses.3
As a trace element, arsenic is found in very small amounts across several foods, such as seafood, poultry, grains (especially rice), bread, and dairy products.4 Despite significant health concerns, some heavily diluted forms of arsenic are used as medicine. Some doctors recommend Arsenic album for patients with frequent colds, sore throats, chest problems, stuffy nose, and sneezing.5 In one study of Arsenic album and sulfur as a treatment for allergic rhinitis, researchers reported that twelve of 30 patients fully recovered with homeopathic treatment and 15 patients showed improvement of symptoms.6
Prepared from common table salt, Natrum muriaticum is used to regulate the balance of bodily fluids. It is considered a slow-acting remedy that responds best to chronic conditions, like seasonal allergies, while reducing the patient’s susceptibility to colds and fevers.7 Studies show that Natrum muriaticum has “anti-allergic” properties because it helps to lower the nasal eosinophil count when administered according to homeopathic principles.8 Nasal eosinophils are pro-inflammatory white blood cells, which play a beneficial role in isolating and controlling a disease site, but also contribute to common hay fever symptoms like stuffy nose.9
Made from the powder of precipitated mercury, merc sol is commonly used to treat infections of the eyes, ears, and throat.10 Some homeopaths also recommend merc sol to relieve thick nasal discharge, especially when it has a burning sensation, indicating that inner nasal mucus membranes are corroded.11 Some studies show that merc sol may also control bacterial growth.12
Made from the root shoots of the reedy grass Arundo, this homeopathic remedy is said to treat hay fever symptoms like nasal discharge, itchy ears and eyes, and sneezing.13 One study of Arundo mauritanica’s effects on allergic rhinitis found that 40 percent of patients showed moderate improvement and 60 percent showed mild improvement with no harmful side effects.14
Can Homeopathic Remedies Cure Allergies Permanently?
What sets Brillia Health products apart from supplements like the ones listed above, is that it is a non-prescription medication backed by clinical studies that support the claims that it makes. Research suggests that homeopathic treatment is ideal for long-term allergy relief because this type of therapy serves as an immunoregulator or immunomodulator, which regulates and revives the immune system in a way that is safe and effective without causing drowsiness or other adverse effects. However, the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine encourages users to discuss the most effective treatment for their allergies with their primary care providers if symptoms do not improve or if they worsen. In some cases, other medications can interact with homeopathic remedies, though Brillia Health products do not have any contraindications.
In addition to using homeopathic medication, there are a number of natural methods to clear a stuffy nose and relieve allergy symptoms, beginning with healthy lifestyle choices like staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, following a healthy diet, and more. Visit the Brillia Health blog for more ideas on how to keep your immune system healthy all year long.
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