Allergy is over- immunereaction to the presence of antigens on the skin and mucous membranes. In certain situations, allergy is normal and adaptive - it reduces the risk of infections, including feverish pneumonia and tuberculosis. But just today, when we do not need it so much, allergy is spreading instead of retreating. In the urban environment, the epidemic has arisen as a result of a combination of urban dirt, excessive hygiene, and rural scarcity. We all know how it is manifested: hay fever, asthma, urticaria, gastrointestinal problems, just the immune naivety of greenhouse children against common pollens, fur, feathers, mites, bumble bees, etc. Particular attention is paid to asthma - an extremely unpleasant rhinitis with indistinct mucus, nose and itchy eyes, which can cause death by suffocation due to reflex withdrawal of the bronchi. Allergies and asthma here devote a separate article because they can effectively cushion adaptogens.
Prevention of allergy
Today, when the epidemic of allergies has peaked, we are getting closer to preventing it. The chimneys of factories and power plants have been given filters, urban air is cleaner with exhaust catalysts and people are starting to return to their natural way of life again. Only some parents still can not imagine that their branches should be allowed to become dirty in nature or even in a farm yard. In addition, occasional allergic rhinitis is no longer a disease, but a natural reaction. For example, I always have allergies in moldy interiors, in smoky areas and also in cold. These are all situations where the mucus protects me from dust and spores (pulmonary mycoses once used to be fatal). Cold mucus production also prevents colds - infections with influenza or other respiratory infections , which blossom in the cold and UV rays.
Phytotherapy of allergy and asthma
While mild allergy types are enough to avoid allergens, severe allergies and asthma require treatment with medicinal plants. One of the most important plants against asthma is the burdock.
- The Costus burdock is believed that it is highly suitable herb for asthma has always been ( Chopra1924pnp ). The antiallergic effect of this is the sesquiterpene lactone, dehydrokostuslactone, boneunolide, alantolactone, etc. ( Pyun2018dls , Lee2018aes ). The antiallergic potential of the throat is not limited to asthma, but also prevents skin allergies ( Lim2014sla ). Other popular species of these plants include mountain Costus bracts , Costus jestřábníkový , Costus woolly , Costus pulcherrima , Costus disheveled and others. Costus root is known as a Chinese herbMu-xiang (木香) , when the purchase is necessary to be aware of the fact that the Chinese do not distinguish between us and Costus prohibited vladimirií and sometimes for price reasons replace this precious Tibetan herb cheaper root of Oman ( t ǔ- Mu-xiang , 土木 香 ). Lessons learned: You need a friend-friendly drug-maker, TČM, to get a good roe root.
- Genuine Genens - Ginsenosides Rb 1 , Rc , Rd , F 2, and Rh 1 inhibit the secretion of histamine and leukotrienes from mast cells ( Christensen2009gcb ), thereby suppressing the allergic reaction. Ginsenosides Rh 1 , Rh 2 and K are potent inhibitors of the skin anaphylactic reaction. Gssd. Rb 1 blocks the molecular mechanisms of allergy ( Liao2006eri ). In vivo ginseng extract suppresses skin allergy ( Samukawa2012rgi ), gssd. Rg1 suppresses asthmatic response ( Jung2012rpg ) and allergic rhinitis ( Inoue2013krg ). Ginseng has practically no undesirable effects . Other popular forms of these long-lived forest products include ginseng American , ginseng notoginseng , ginseng Japanese , ginseng Vietnamese .
- Baikal shishak was found to be effective against an allergic reaction ( Jung2012aes , Shin2014pes , Shin2014ssb , Bae2016bic ) and asthma ( Jang2012sii , Mabalirajan2013bra ). Its flavonoids reduce the activation of cells responsible for the allergic reaction - mast cells by acting on the pathway of the NF-κB promoter ( Hsieh2007bii , Shin2014pes ).
- Other natural drugs with anti-allergic effects include shingle and glossy peril . There are also many other herbs with anti-allergic effects. Most of the possibilities are offered by the TCM, which I have not gained an overview in this indication.