These are two of my favorite herbal combination for summer allergies. The herbal formula CC-A was created by Paavo Airola, Ph.D, N.D, one of the founding fathers of Western Natural Medicine. Dr. Airola created this herbal blend for Nature’s Sunshine to help the body fight off a cold virus at its onset, the initials CC-A stand for common cold by Airola. I personally use CC-A as an allergy formula during hay fever season because the symptoms of breathing in irritating pollens and other airborne irritants is the same as fighting off a cold: runny nose, itchy or running eyes, body aches, and headaches. I often hear people say that they have these symptoms and am not sure if it is allergies or a cold. That's the beauty of working with herbs; you don't need to know the cause, just what the body is trying to accomplish. In the case of both allergies and fighting off a virus or bacteria, the body is trying to throw off an invading irritant which is overloading the blood and lymphatic system. CC-a works great for both! I take 3-4 capsules at the onset of symptoms. If you prefer liquids you can take a 1/2 tsp of CC-A with Yerba Santa liquid.
I have found the best results combating allergy symptoms when I combine CC-A with 2-3 capsules of Histablock a wonderful natural antihistamine formula that does not make you drowsy. Histablock formula works to control the overactive reaction to the allergens. It's a winning combination!
If you want to boost your immune system a bit more, add 1000 mg. of vitamin C which also has natural anti-histamine properties and viral fighting properties. If your body is creating a lot of mucus add in 1-2 High potency Garlic from Nature's Sunshine as well. The Garlic thins the mucus and has natural anti-biotic, anti-viral properties. This is great to help protect you from getting a lung infection due to all the drainage into the lungs from the sinus. Each Hi-Potency Garlic is equal to a clove of fresh garlic. If you can’t swallow the tablets, you can make up some chicken broth with fresh garlic cloves in it, to sip on.
I hope this information has been helpful for pointing you in the right direction to combat your allergies naturally. Go ahead, take a deep breath and enjoy your day.
Happy Summer, Valerie
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