Are you sniffling and sneezing? Experiencing headaches, watery eyes, a runny nose, a skin rash, nausea, or diarrhea? You may be suffering from allergies.
Every year, many people experience uncomfortable symptoms related to allergies and begin to look for relief.
This article focuses on how juicing can help with allergies and includes some beneficial juice recipes for allergies.
I’m going to jump right in with vegetable and fruit juices that may be helpful for allergy sufferers, and then we’ll get to the recipes.
While many claims have been made about this herb’s antihistamine effects, few studies have demonstrated these. Michael Castleman, in his book The New Healing Herbs, states that “parsley inhibits the secretion of histamine,” and this appears to be the major source for many of these specific claims. Whether Michael is right or not, still waits to be seen.
Many herbalists also talk about the history of the use of parsley for allergies, so it’s most definitely possible that the science for some of its abilities just hasn’t caught up yet.
Aside from these suggested antihistamine properties, parsley has been shown to have some anti-allergic capabilities. So, there is most definitely good reason to include this ingredient in your juice recipes for allergies.
Studies have shown that ginger does have antihistamine abilities. Ginger has also been used for many years as a natural decongestant that loosens and breaks up mucus. The website, Earth Clinic, states that this is important because, “excess mucus can cause a number of issues including coughing, trouble breathing and digestive issues.”
This juicing favorite contains an antioxidant named quercetin which has been shown to have antihistamine effects. Apple juice also benefits lung health, prevents lung cancer, and combats asthma.
This delicious tropical fruit has been the focus of studies for allergies because it contains a super-enzyme named bromelain. This enzyme has been found to be able to prevent allergies by addressing the root cause; a hyperactive, over-sensitive immune system.
I wanted to at least mention elderberries, because I found mentions about its benefits for allergy sufferers all over the place. Unfortunately, any mention of supposed studies about elderberries helping with allergies only lead to dead-ends. I searched high and low, too, because after everything I’d been reading I was really hoping it would be backed up with study.
I can say this. Studies have shown that elderberries may help treat cold and flu symptoms and also reduce congestion. It was these benefits that were mentioned more than once in connection to its supposed anti-allergy properties.
Loads of Testimonials Convinced Me To Include It
I decided to include elderberry juice as a possible aid for allergy sufferers because of all the personal testimonials out there. One of these was a pretty convincing testimonial from Dr. Dianne Roberts Stoler, who said that after taking a teaspoon each day of two different elderberry syrups that she “no longer had any symptoms of seasonal allergies or Lyme disease.”
Lyme disease alone is a pretty big deal. So to say that she no longer experienced symptoms from allergies or Lyme disease, I had to include these berries as a possibility for allergy sufferers.
If you’re interested in trying out elderberry juice for yourself, I found this neat little video from a woman who shows you exactly how to make your own. She makes it by boiling a mixture of water and dried elderberries.
I didn’t include elderberries in the recipes below because, honestly, I don’t have access to fresh elderberries at the moment.
And unless you personally know an elderberry farmer or have access to them in some other way, you probably won’t be making fresh elderberry juice any time soon either. On the other hand if you do find some fresh elderberries, don’t let me stop you!
Juice Recipes For Allergies
#1. Allergies Be Gone
1 knuckle Ginger
1 bunch Parsley
If you want something more precise.
(5 cups chopped) Pineapple = 18 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Apple = 7 ounces juice
1 knuckle Ginger = a bit under an ounce of juice
(1 and 1/2 cups chopped) Parsley = 3 ounces juice
Yields between 28 and 1/2 to 29 ounces of juice.
This is a sweet flavored allergy juice recipe with a touch of spice. The parsley blends in well and contributes its anti-allergy benefits without overpowering the flavor of the juice. If you’re diabetic or pre-diabetic, you can cut the amount of pineapple and apple in this recipe by as much as you want. In place of these you can add a green base, such as, cucumber, celery, or romaine lettuce.
#2. Classy Betty
Scroll down to recipe #6. on the page.
If you’re pre-diabetic or diabetic, go easy with this one. If you’re not either of those, I still wouldn’t drink this every single day, but I wouldn’t think twice about enjoying this one, sometimes.
Scroll down to recipe #3. on the page.
On top of everything I mentioned in the article, I found that vitamin A was considered to be a nutrient that may help reduce allergy symptoms. I couldn’t find much by way of studies but figured why not include some in a couple of recipes. The recipe above this one contains vitamin A through carrots, and this one contains lots of vitamin A that comes from the collard greens.
Share Your Experiences and Recipes
I hope the information in this article along with the allergy juice recipes above will give you some allergy relief! If you’d like to share your experience about what you’ve done to ease your allergies through juicing, please do so in the comments below. If you’ve found a creative way to use the ingredients we mentioned in the article, here, feel free to share that, too! I’m sure anyone who shows up here, to read this, will appreciate it.
Happy juicing and hopefully good bye to allergies!
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