Pollen allergy: 3 essential oil remedies

Pollen allergy 3 essential oil remedies

Allergy is a reaction of the body’s defense system against foreign substances called allergens. During this period of pollen dissemination, allergy attacks become more frequent. Fortunately, it is possible to relieve the symptoms with essential oils. Update with Fabienne Millet, doctor of pharmacy.

Experts estimate that 30% of French people suffer from allergy, ten times more than in 1970! And they could be 50% in 2050. This figure is constantly increasing, no doubt because of urbanization, industrialization, climatic changes, pollution, our change of lifestyle.

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There is no age at all to become allergic

Even though the majority of allergiesrespiratory rather appears between 15 and 25 years. It suffices from the conjunction of two factors: a favorable ground and the encounter with an allergen. Genetics play an important role since a child who has both parents allergic to the same allergen has an 80% risk of being too.

As for exposure to an allergen, it is almost inevitable, since they are everywhere. In general, the first time everything goes well, in appearance at least. The allergen (pollen, mites, etc.) does not cause any symptoms, but the immune system registers the identity of this foreign substance and produces antibodies (type E immunoglobulins, or IgE), specific for this allergen. Doctors speak of the awareness phase.

It is on second exposure to the same allergen that everything is spoiled. The immune system recognizes this foreign substance that it perceives as potentially dangerous, so it gets carried away and overreacts by releasing various molecules, such as histamine and leukotrienes, which induce inflammation that causes symptoms. respiratory. It does not take more for the first signs of rhinitis, conjunctivitis and / or allergic asthma to appear. Their severity varies depending on the allergen, its distribution (mites are present all year round, pollens a few months a year), its concentration in the atmosphere and, of course, the person.

You often sneeze: the cure

In a 20 ml bottle, pour:

  • 50 drops of essential oil of chamomile matricaria (also called German chamomile) which is antihistamine and anti-inflammatory
  • 20 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil or lemongrass essential oil which are both anti-inflammatory
  • 20 drops of fine lavender essential oil or Roman chamomile essential oil for their relaxing, sedative and anti-inflammatory properties

Complete the bottle with macadamia vegetable oil. Naturally dry, this oil is very well absorbed by the skin. It is recommended for fragile skin.

Using advice : apply 20 drops of this mixture on the chest or forearm, and massage 4 to 6 times a day. Repeat the recipe for 2-4 days.

You have a runny nose: the cure

In a 20 ml bottle, pour 38 drops of essential oil of chamomile chamomile (also called German chamomile) which is antihistamine and anti-inflammatory.

Complete the bottle with macadamia vegetable oil. This nourishing oil is recommended for fragile skin and is very well absorbed by the skin.

Using advice : apply about twenty drops of this mixture on the forearms or chest and massage. Use this antihistamine mixture as soon as pollens appear and continue for 1 or 2 months.

You have a stuffy nose: the remedy

In a 20 ml bottle, pour:

  • 30 drops of essential oil of chamomile or noble chamomile
  • 30 drops of mountain pine essential oil

Fill the bottle with apricot kernel oil. This nourishing oil is fluid enough not to shine on the face.

Using advice : pour about twenty drops of this mixture in the palm of your palm. Apply to the wings of the nose (at the sinuses) and under the nostrils. You can also apply a few drops to the inside of the wrists and inhale this mixture, 3 to 4 times a day if necessary. But no more than 3 weeks in a row.

Essential oils: precautions for use

If your nose continues to run or symptoms return as soon as you stop treatment, see a doctor. If you do not treat your allergic rhinitis, it may get worse in intensity and duration.

– Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Nor if you have a history of seizures.
– Do not use in children under 7 years old (except by atmospheric diffusion)
– Do not use on mucous membranes or near the eyes.

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