Runny Nose, Itchy Eyes, Coughing, Wheezing? How To Overcome Allergy and Asthma Symptoms Naturally

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Quercetin
is a bioflavonoid, or part of the vitamin C family. Bioflavonoids
are coloring pigments that are found throughout the plant kingdom.
Bioflavonoids are antioxidants and are known for providing protection
from environmental stresses.

Quercetin is
known for inhibiting allergy and inflammatory responses. Allergy
and inflammatory conditions are triggered by contact with allergens
that are absorbed into the blood. When allergens meet special immune
cells containing histamine, the cell wall of the immune cell becomes
leaky and releases histamine into the surrounding blood and tissues.
Allergen released histamine produces the familiar allergic symptoms
of runny noses, blocked sinuses, itchy eyes, blotchy skin, coughing
and wheezing.

Quercetin actually
helps to stabilize the cell walls of the immune components that
contain histamine. This stabilization helps prevent release of histamine.
The allergy symptoms simply will not occur without release of histamine,
even though you have inhaled pollen, animal hair, or whatever normally
triggers allergy attacks.

Quercetin also
helps with asthma, which is allergic inflammation involving the
lungs.

Quercetin is
available in supplement form. Quercetin is usually combined with
bromelain or pineapple enzyme since it is barely soluble in water
and needs the bromelain to increase absorption. Bromelain has powerful
anti-inflammatory properties that act synergistically with quercetin.

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November
14, 2009

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