People suffering from allergies know how difficult it is to breathe through congested nostrils and having an itchy throat. However, you don’t have to be suffering from an allergy to experience the same problem.
Have you ever experienced a stuffy nose or itchy throat with no apparent reason? This occurs due to toxins and hazardous particles from the environment which we inhale every day, but thankfully, there is a natural remedy which should relieve the condition. Before we present it, let’s see what causes your airways to swell:
What is histamine?
Histamine is the body’s natural response to allergens. If you think that allergens only affect people suffering from allergies, you’re wrong – things like cigarette smoke, dust, mold and certain chemicals can cause histamine reactions in people. Once you inhale an allergen, the immune system reacts by releasing histamine in cells close to the lungs and nose, which then attaches itself to receptors of nearby blood vessels, dilating and enlarging them. Histamine also attaches to receptors in the nose tissues, causing the redness and swelling people usually experience.
In order to counter-effect the discomfort caused by histamine, people reach for certain medications which range from allergy shots to antihistamines. These drugs work by blocking the release of histamine, stopping allergic reactions effectively. However, antihistamines also cause side-effects such as dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, restlessness, difficulty urinating, blurred vision and confusion.
With all these side-effects, people decide to buy new drugs which should subdue these problems in order to cope with antihistamines. However, there is a natural antihistamine which can block the release of histamine without the side-effects – oregano oil.
Oregano for lung cleansing
Oregano contains nutrients such as flavonoids, carvacrol and terpenes, natural decongestants which can clean your lungs. It also contains rosmarinic acid which is especially effective against allergic reactions. According to studies, this acid reduces the fluid build-up and swelling caused by an allergic reaction, effectively relieving the symptoms caused by histamine.
You can benefit from oregano’s antihistamine effects by consuming diluted oregano oil. Sip some water in your mouth and hold it, then tilt your head back and put 2-3 drops of oregano oil in the water, swallowing the solution immediately. Drink a glass of water afterwards. Repeat the process no more than 3 times a week because oregano has strong antibacterial properties which can eliminate both good and bad bacteria in your body.