What do rashes, eczema, hives, stomach acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, asthma, chronic cough, low blood pressure, dizziness, and fainting all have in common? These are all symptoms of histamine reaction in the body.
Histamine is a compound that is released by cells in response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions, causing contraction of smooth muscle and dilation of capillaries.
Fortunately, nature is bountiful in foods and herbs that can combat histamine reaction in your body; these are called antihistamines.
Each ingredient for this recipe contains medicinal properties that will alleviate symptoms of allergic reaction and combat histamine release:
- THYME – antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant, bronchial antispasmodic
- GINGER ROOT – anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, peripheral circulatory stimulant, analgesic, antitussive, cardiotonic,
- FENNEL – anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, analgesic and antioxidant
- PARSLEY – antibacterial, vasodilator
- LEMON – antioxidant
- HONEY – anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal
antihistamine – opposes the activity of histamine receptors
antibacterial – active against bacteria
antiseptic – prevents the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
bronchial antispasmodic – relieves bronchial spasm (coughing)
anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation
analgesic – pain relief
antitussive – suppresses coughing
cardiotonic – stimulates heart
vasodilator – relaxes and widens blood vessels
What you’ll need:
Ginger, lemon, fennel, thyme, parsley, honey and water.
Pot for boiling water, strainer, and container.
Bring water to a boil, remove from heat. Add all ingredients except for honey. Steep covered for 10-25 minutes.
Strain into container. Add honey to taste. Best served warm for fastest results.