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Galphimia for Natural Allergy Relief?

By May 8, 2012

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With spring in full swing, many allergy sufferers are seeking relief from the runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and sniffling that typically accompany hay fever. One lesser-known remedy sometimes recommended for allergy relief is galphimia, an herb native to Mexico and Central America. Although research on galphimia is limited, several small studies suggest that galphimia may help reduce allergy-related itching and watering of the eyes.

For more science-backed allergy remedies, consider herbs like butterbur and nettles. There also some evidence that increasing your intake of quercetin (an antioxidant found naturally in black tea, apples, and red onions) can help keep seasonal allergy symptoms in check. In addition, an alternative technique known as nasal irrigation may help clear up allergy-related congestion and help you breathe more easily. Read the article: Galphimia - What You Need to Know.

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