Natural anti-histamine more effective


So I’ve conducted a bit of an experiment with myself this month. June is allergy month for me here in Portland.

At various times over the last several weeks reaching back into May I have taken a generic version of Claritin 24-hour OTC allergy tablet (Loratadine) and I’ve eaten Orange Peels or made a tisane by simmering small pieces of them in a tightly covered pot for at least half an hour. The smaller the pieces the better. I put a heavy mug or stein on top of the lid to keep it from jostling about and letting the orangey medicine escape. I pour in more water and simmer again for later.

Image: Evan-Amos, via wikipedia

Orange Peel won — hands down. I can take the Loratadine and still sneeze my head off with my eyes and nose itching, burning and making me miserable. But if I get enough of the orange peels it all comes to a screeching halt. I eat as many small segments (1/8th) as I need to until it stops. I’ll eat more later in the day too if needed. Raw orange peels can be a bit harsh, so some people process them first. I don’t.

There are a number of descriptions of use and testimonials to this online. Here are some:

http://www.naturalpedia.com/Antihistamine-10.html

http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/not-just-for-compost-why-you-should-eat-your-orange-peel/

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13596-012-0093-z

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About Kannon McAfee

Poet, healer, professional astrologer. I'm dedicated to advancing the science and art of astrology. My specialty is birth chart interpretation and rectification (for those with questionable charts or missing birth times). My focus is on helping people meet their purpose in life while understanding their options within that.
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