Pollinating or allergic rhinitis: how to relieve symptoms

Pollen allergy is also known as pollination, allergic rhinitis or allergic rhinitis. Experts have found various ways to relieve the symptoms.

Pollination or allergic fever

Sneezing, itching, inflammation of the conjunctiva and fatigue during the day are typical symptoms of fertilization or allergic fever. People suffer from them sometimes from January due to the mild winter. Almost 15% of adults in Germany and one in ten children have this disease.

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“Our gut is heavily involved in deciding whether or not the body will develop an allergy,” explained Claudia-Michaela Höft. She is a certified nutrition and health consultant. According to the expert, proper nutrition can bring significant relief and shorten the reaction period.

Those who do not suffer from an annoying allergic fever like millions of Germans may believe that the pollen season begins only in the spring. However, those who suffer from allergies and especially those who are sensitive to hazelnut or alder, should be aware that the flowering of certain plant species may, depending on the weather, begin in January.

As this year was only a mild winter, the meteorological and polling intelligence services reported the presence of pollen as early as January. This is reported by the news portal PressPortal.

Why do people get pollination or allergic fever?

Allergic fever is one of the most common allergic diseases. In Germany alone the number of people suffering from this disease is quite millions.

Almost one in three people develop allergic diseases during their lifetime. And this trend continues to grow every year.

Suspended pollen particles are the most common cause of seasonal allergies Photo: nobeastsofierce / Shutterstock.com

“Our gut plays an important role in deciding whether an allergy will develop in the body,” Höft explained.

“The gut is the seat of the immune system,” you’ve probably heard more than once. But what does the gut have to do with allergic fever?

Disturbed intestinal flora can significantly weaken our defenses. Allergic reactions, such as allergic fever, are also caused by an overreaction of the immune system.

If the immune system is weakened, it can not properly distinguish between harmless and dangerous proteins. For example, like pollen. Therefore, it reacts with the typical symptoms of allergic fever.

As pollen proteins enter the body mainly through the mucous membranes, ie through the eyes, nose and throat, characteristic symptoms appear here as well. Also, people with grass allergies often suffer from so-called cross-allergies. This means that they should also avoid certain foods.

Why is good nutrition so important for the gut?

Since the intestines can be considered the seat of the immune system, it is especially important for allergy sufferers to supply it with dietary fiber. This provides good “food” for the intestinal bacteria.

In addition, it is recommended to consume a sufficient amount of red-blue vegetable dyes (anthocyanins). Because they strengthen and rejuvenate the intestines or the immune system. This reduces the hyperactive immune reactions of the immune system that cause allergies. And the body becomes less sensitive to environmental influences.

Anthocyanins are found mainly in blue, purple or red vegetables and fruits. Chokeberry is particularly rich in red-blue plant pigments.

Aronia berries grow on a tree Photo: Evan Lorne / Shutterstock.com

In addition, they contain valuable secondary plant substances that provide the immune system with antioxidants. So, they would only resort to this as a last resort. They also contain pectins that stimulate intestinal activity.

Good fats strengthen the immune system

However, relying solely on the power of dietary fiber and antioxidants is unfortunately not enough. Because a balanced supply of high quality fatty acids also keeps our intestines happy and therefore important for the immune system.

For example, black cumin oil contains essential oils as well as linoleic acid. Therefore, it can further strengthen the immune system.

“It is recommended to take a teaspoon of oil with a piece of brown bread and swallow it well,” he continued, “as the active ingredients are absorbed through the oral mucosa.”

If pure oil tastes very bitter to you, you can also take capsules with black seed oil. Daily intake of black seed oil capsules and 100 ml of aral juice can offer significant relief to those suffering from allergies and shorten the reaction time.

But non-allergic people also benefit from the power of angelica oil and black cumin. By boosting the immune system, you can significantly reduce the chance of developing allergies.

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