Home Remedies for Allergies.
The word "allergy" means an altered or abnormal tissue reaction after exposure to an antigen
(also called an "allergen"). The allergic reaction occurs if the body tissues are sensitive to the
allergen. The allergen may reach the tissues by direct contact with the skin or various mucous
membranes of the organs or through the bloodstream after absorption. Almost any part of the
body can be affected by allergies.
Allergic reactions are caused by a wide range of substances and conditions. These include
pollens, dust, cosmetics, and animal hair; poisonous plants, serums, vaccines, and drugs;
physical agents such as heat, cold and sunlight, as well as a variety of foods. The foods that
commonly cause allergic reactions are oranges, milk,eggs, wheat, fish and other sea foods,
chocolates, tomatoes, and strawberries.
Allergic symptoms are manifested in various forms in different organs. These include recurring
headaches, migraines, dizziness, irritability, nervousness, depression, neuralgia, conjunctivitis,
eczema, hay fever, a stuffy or runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, asthma, shortness of breath,
and swelling of the face and eyes. The same substance can cause different symptoms in
different people at different times.
Allergy is an indication of disharmony caused by dietetic errors and a faulty style of living. It is
also caused by excessive consumption of refined and processed foods, loaded with numerous
chemical additives, many of which cause powerful reactions. Emotional and psychological stress
can also lead to allergies.