Usually this time of year brings relief from hay fever and other pollen allergies, but with the unusually warm weather in parts of the country, I think that some of us are still feeling the effects of allergies. I recently learned of an herbal/homeopathic tincture that I think is worth mentioning. SOS HistaDrops
“clears symptoms of allergies, hayfever, and allergic rhinitis without drowsiness.”
Many people take antihistamines to clear their symptoms of allergies such as itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose. Though antihistamines fight the symptoms, they often come with drowsiness which can not only be uncomfortable, but also impair daily activity. SOS HistaDrops are made of natural ingredients and do not induce any drowsiness. They also begin to fight symptoms within minutes of taking the tincture.
According to the NativeRemedies.com, SOS HistaDrops are said to:
“• Quickly treat the symptoms of airborne allergies, allergic rhinitis, and hayfever
• Clear runny nose and watering eyes
• Reduce sneezing and itchy eyes and nose
• Relief inflammation, redness, and swollen eyes
• Reduce dependence on OTC and prescription antihistamines with unwanted side effects”
The ingredients in the drops are Urtica urens (an herb known as an effective anti-inflammatory and natural antihistamine, also rich in quercitin), Plantago lanceolata (a treatment used for coughs and inflammation, approved by the German Commission E, and known for its soothing and astringent properties), Allium cepa C30 (a homeopathic remedy used to relieve stinging, burning, runny noses and eyes and stopping sneezing attacks, while reducing inflammation in swollen itchy eyes) and Ars. iod. C30 (another homeopathic remedy used to assist with all the symptoms of hayfever and allergic rhinitis and to prevent sneezing wheezing). In combination, these herbs and remedies provide relief for many of the major symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
As a tincture, the product is mixed with water and then drank. Depending on age, anywhere from 5 to 15 drops are taken. Effects are noticed within minutes. It is safe for children over the age of 6, and on the website are many testimonials from parents stating the benefits their young children have gained from taking SOS HistaDrops. Safety for pregnant women has not been established so it is not recomended to take this product while pregnant.
“which protects against airborne and seasonal allergies, allergic rhinitis and hayfever.”
This product is often taken in conjunction with SOS HistaDrops. Not only do these drops relieve symptoms due to hayfever, but also to animal dander, dust mites and other airborne allergens.
This product contains no animal products, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and is not tested on animals. To me, this sounds like a product that may be worth a try. I am all for quick, natural relief without the added side effects. Check out the standards on the site for safety and manufacturing details. Even if your allergies are not in high gear now, this may be something to put on the shelf for spring.
– Heather Legg