The 4 Best Natural Antihistamines For Skin:
1) Tea Tree Oil (TTO):
Tea tree oil is one of the most effective natural antiseptics available today. It works very well against both common cold and viral infections such as chicken pox, shingles, influenza virus, herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2 (HSV-1), human papillomavirus (HPV), HIV/AIDS and others.
It is known to have antiviral properties and it helps prevent viruses from multiplying in your body. It also prevents bacteria from growing due to its strong antibacterial effect. There are several studies which show that tea tree oil can reduce symptoms of colds, flu, bronchitis, sinus infection and other respiratory problems.
Studies suggest that tea tree oil may even be able to treat certain types of cancer as well as AIDS. It is used as a natural insect repellent and it is also helpful in treating eczema.
There are many health benefits of using tea tree oil for skin. Some of them include:
* Antibacterial action : Studies show that tea tree oil may actually kill some types of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus (strep throat).
* Anti-inflammatory effects : Tea tree oil reduces inflammation in the body.
* Treats fungal infections : It is effective against the yeast that causes thrush.
*Eczema treatment : By using a few drops of tea tree oil mixed with coconut oil, you can soothe the symptoms of eczema very quickly.
2) Olive leaf extract:
Olive leaf has been used medicinally for at least 2,000 years. The first person to write about this natural remedy was a Greek physician back in 370 BCE. Even then it was used to treat a variety of conditions, including liver and digestive problems.
Research into the olive leaf has found that it can also be effective against a large number of viruses. This includes not only the common cold but also hepatitis C, influenza A, B and other types of respiratory viruses, HIV and even SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).
It also has some antibacterial and antifungal effects as well. It appears that this natural remedy kills or stops the growth of a wide range of disease-causing microorganisms.
Another benefit is that it has no harmful side effects. It is safe to use on a regular basis and it can be used both short-term and for long periods of time.
Echinacea is a term that refers to nine different species of plants. Those most commonly used for medicinal purposes, however, are E. angustifolia and E. purpurea.
Both have been used by Native Americans for hundreds of years as a natural remedy for colds, coughs, digestive problems and more.
Research has confirmed that echinacea has immune-boosting capabilities. It helps your immune system fight off invading pathogens. It also promotes faster healing of cuts, wounds and burns. It also helps you body fight off any type of infection, including the common cold.
Echinacea is most commonly taken as a tincture, which can be applied topically as well as taken orally. It can also be ingested in a tea or in edible berries, roots, leaves or flowers. It should not be consumed in excessive amounts, however. Doing so could cause stomach irritations, nausea and vomiting.
Also called Sambucus, this flowering plant has been used medicinally since ancient times. Native Americans used it for a variety of purposes, including as a natural remedy for colds, flu, allergies, upset stomach and more.
The black elderberry in particular is the main medicinal part of the plant. It is best known for its antiviral qualities. It is effective against a wide range of viruses, including influenza, rhinoviruses (the most common cause of the common cold), herpes and even the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus.
It is also antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It improves your immune defenses and protects your cells from viral attack. It also helps to relieve the symptoms of allergies and hay fever because of this anti-inflammatory action.
Elderberry can be consumed in a variety of ways, including in the form of teas, syrups, jams and even wines. It can also be taken as a supplement in pill, powder or tincture form. If you are going to use it as a tea or syrup, however, it is best to first clarify it using the instructions below.
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