Itchy Eyes? Stuffy Nose? "Allergens"
Allergens are, alas, everywhere—plant pollen, pets, perfumes, chemicals and cleaning products…we can’t help but breathe them in pretty much constantly during our busy daily lives. They are the impurities in the air that can bring on an allergic reaction.
And they can cause all kinds of problems and symptoms for you—annoying and distracting at best, and completely debilitating at worst.
Then there are allergy medications, the only problem is they usually come with common side effects , such as drowsiness, dependence, or ineffectiveness with continued use.
However rosemary extract and cruciferous vegetable (cabbage, broccoli, carrot, and cauliflower) extracts, contain free-radical neutralizers to attack allergens as soon as they enter the body, and guarantees to supply a level of carnosic acid that produces this veritable cascade of antioxidant activity.
Rosemary is well-known for its culinary uses, but besides flavoring your pork roast or grilled chicken, also potentially inhibits and suppresses the body’s pro-inflammatory responses to common environmental allergies.
Rosemary does this by disarming potentially annoying or harmful toxins and flushing them from your body.
French scientists from the National Institute of Agronomic Research in Dijon recently found that rosemary extract inactivated (allergens-toxins) in the blood stream and eliminated them in the liver, before they could cause an allergic reaction.
End of allergy symptoms, end of story.
In effect, rosemary stimulates your liver to work more efficiently, which helps you feel more healthy and energetic. It is also a mild diuretic that can combat fluid retention, and contains antioxidants to minimize the effects of age-related skin damage like wrinkles.
Rosemary also significantly inactivates and blocks the effects of excess oestroen (hormone produced by the ovaries) in women—to guard against breast cancer without the side effects of drugs—and protects your body’s cells from damage (such as other types of cancer) by free radicals. All this from a simple, common herb!
Another allergy warrior is the Schizandra berry. This fruit, little-known in the U.S., has been grown and harvested in China for centuries for its medicinal properties and intriguing taste. There, it’s often called “five-flavor herb” for its sweet, salty, hot, sour, and bitter tastes.
Schizandra improves lung and respiratory function by clearing lung mucous, and is also reputed to offer benefits for other health issues, including improved circulation, heart function, blood pressure, and memory, stress protection, and a general feeling of health and well-being.
Schizandra has been found to help asthma and allergy sufferers by destroying oxidizing agents that can cause asthma or allergy flare-ups. so you’ve got nothing to lose but your stuffy nose, congested sinuses, cough, and itchy eyes.