Antihistamine Tea – Natural Allergy Relief

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:

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Ginger, lemon, fennel, thyme, parsley, honey and water.

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Pot for boiling water, strainer, and container.


Directions:

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Bring water to a boil, remove from heat. Add all ingredients except for honey. Steep covered for 10-25 minutes.

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Strain into container. Add honey to taste. Best served warm for fastest results.

 

 

Antihistamine Tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 tbsp Dried Thyme or 1/8 cup fresh Thyme
  • 1 inch piece fresh Ginger Root, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fennel, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parsley
  • 1/2 Lemon, squeezed
  • 1-2 tbsp Honey (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat.
  2. Add thyme, ginger, fennel, parsley, and lemon to water and steep for 10-25 minutes.
  3. Strain into container and add honey to taste.
  4. Best served warm, can store in refrigerator up to three days.
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