Cure allergy with Giloy


In some people the immune system of the body reacts to certain things. Actually the immune system of the body makes a misjudgment about certain things that they may harm the body and reacts against them. This reaction of the immune system of the body against certain things is caused allergy.


Substances mostly responsible for allergy

People suffering from allergic conditions can be sensitive to one or more things. Some of the substances that cause allergy are:

  • Certain foods
  • Dust mites
  • Insect stings
  • Medicines
  • Pollen
  • Mold spores

Environmental pollution is also one of the major factors responsible for allergies. According to some scientists genetic factors are also responsible for allergic reactions.


Common symptoms of allergy

The body has a defense system which fights against germs and other things actually responsible for causing harm to the body. But sometimes this defense system gets a false alarm and begins to react which produces certain symptoms. The most common allergy symptoms are:

  • Running of nose
  • Sneezing
  • Itching
  • Rashes on the body
  • Swelling          
  • Asthma or asthma like symptoms

Though most of the allergic conditions are irritating but they are not life threatening. However a severe allergic condition called Anaphylaxis may prove to be a killer.


Allergy cannot be cured with conventional antihistamine medicines

Allergy has become quite common nowadays and you may hardly find someone who has not faced allergy during one or other time in his life. But there is no cure for allergy. Most of the conventional antihistamine medicines only temporarily relieve the allergy symptoms. The doctors advise to avoid things you are allergic to.


Herbal extract of Indian herb Giloy cures allergy

But the herbal extract of Indian herb Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) can bring improvements in the condition of patients suffering from allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the nose, sinuses, eyes and throat. Giloy herbal extract if taken for a long time can cure the condition permanently.

According to a study reported in the Ethnopharmacology Journal the effectiveness of the Giloy extract was evaluated in 75 people suffering from allergic conditions. The participants were divided into two groups. The first group was given 300 mg. of Giloy extract three times a day for 8 weeks while the other group received a placebo. The patients were evaluated at the beginning and at the end of the study. It was found that 83 percent of the participants receiving Giloy extract had total relief from sneezing; 69 percent got complete relief from nasal discharge; 61 percent got relief from nasal obstruction while the 71 percent patients were cured from the nasal itching. It was also found that WBC count considerable increased in the participants who received Giloy extract in comparison to the placebo group which suggested the increased state of immunity in the Giloy extract group. Giloy extract was also well tolerated by the patients and only one patient complained of headache. The patients were again evaluated after one year and they showed no relapse of the symptoms.

The above study suggests that Giloy is a safe herb which can effectively cure allergic conditions without side effects.

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