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SPRING HAS SPRUNG, BUT SO HAVE ALLERGIES!

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Let us help put a Spring in your step with natural remedies to combat allergies! 

As we finally say goodbye to the cold weather of winter and hello to springtime, so too some of us prepare to greet the symptoms of seasonal allergies, hayfever and sinusitis. As the Ekka winds blow through Brisbane and the greater southeast, they bring with them the pollens from grasses and trees that have begun flowering for the new season. These pollens can cause the often bothersome and sometimes debilitating symptoms of seasonal allergies which can include itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, cough and nasal congestion.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses synergistic herbal formulas to help reduce the symptoms of allergy and sinusitis. Studies have shown that Chinese herbal formulas containing Baical Skullcap, Bupleurum and Ginger have antihistamine properties that reduce the symptoms of itchy eyes and nose, runny nose and nasal congestion. Chinese herbal formulas work on balancing organ systems, so formulas for allergy can also aid in the relief of symptoms of food intolerance and food allergy, eczema and hives and itchy inflamed skin.

Sinusitis symptoms respond well to other Chinese herbal formulas, with herbs including Houttuynia to clear nasal congestion and swelling, Xanthium for headache, and White Angelica for sinus pain. For allergy symptoms with sinus pain and headache, try combining traditional Chinese formulas for allergy, with sinusitis remedies concurrently.

Chronic sinusitis can result in increased frequency of respiratory infection and weaken immune response. Chinese herbal formulas that improve immune resistance and resilience contain Astragalus, Ligustrum and Reishi mushroom. These formulas can increase immune strength and reduce the frequency of infection. Immune tonics combine well with remedies for sinusitis or allergy, and can help to reduce the likelihood of infection occurring in already inflamed respiratory tissues. Immune tonics are also ideal in people recovering from infection and for those who are experiencing post viral fatigue symptoms.

Spring is also the time to detoxify and clean up your diet and lifestyle ready for the summer months to come. Herbal liver tonics containing Milk Thistle, Bupleurum and Asian dandelion help to support liver function, support waste elimination and can help to relieve indigestion. Combining liver herbs with a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, nuts and seeds, lean proteins and fruits can improve digestive health, relieve symptoms of indigestion and improve general wellness.

Healthshop has a wonderful range of Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas designed to manage allergy and sinus symptoms, strengthen immune health and enhance detoxification pathways of the liver. Our staff include qualified practicing nutritionists, naturopaths and herbalists that are happy to assist you in choosing the right herbal formulas for your springtime health goals.

Here are our top Fusion Health product choices that will help reduce the symptoms and relieve seasonal allergies! 

Our Special Springtime offer!
Until 31st October 2018, receive 40% OFF the following Fusion Health allergy busters! 

  • Fusion Allergy 60 caps  
  • Fusion Sinusitis 60 caps  
  • Fusion Astra 8 60 tabs  
  • Fusion Liver Tonic 60 tabs

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Article by Jen Hunt - BSc Health Science, Naturopathy