Healthy Spirit: Allergies

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Here are a few kosher tips and tricks you may not have known.

  • Green tea is such a powerful antihistamine that it can even interfere with allergy testing!
  • Foods that are high in quercetin (apples, onions, parsley) are helpful in preventing allergies.
  • Cayenne pepper and ginger are both known to clear the sinus passages.
  • Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids help prevent allergies.
  • Licorice root loosens mucous and boosts your body’s natural steroid production.
  • Stinging nettle (an herb) is a powerful natural antihistamine.
  • Avoid melon, banana, cucumber, sunflower seeds and chamomile if you have allergies to ragweed and pollen.
*Always check with your doctor before using any herbal remedies. Supplements require a reliable kosher certification.