Get your home remedies for allergies ready, in case seasonal allergies strike. They already hit me in the face …

If you're among those who suffer, like I do, consider a natural remedy like quercetin.

Quercetin is found in red wine, tea, onions, apples, and other plant foods, and works as an antihistamine without the side effects associated with synthetic hay fever medicines.

Quercetin is one of the better home remedies for allergies because it calms immune cells, preventing or reducing their release of histamines, the substances that cause allergy symptoms in the first place.

Many studies have investigated and validated the properties of this nutrient, which, in addition to relieving allergies, can also help treat asthma.

But beyond its antihistamine activity, quercetin also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Let's look at this nutrient's other health benefits.

Home Remedies For Allergies For Endurance Boosting

The University of South Carolina researchers tested the effects of quercetin on the endurance levels of 12 college students, who were not exceptionally active.

They were given 500 mg of quercetin, taken twice daily for seven days, and it increased endurance by 13 percent.

Plus, quercetin increased oxygen utilization, a measure of cardiovascular fitness, by almost 4%.

“While there's no magic pill to take the place of regular exercise, quercetin may be important in relieving the fatigue that some sedentary people feel and provides some of the benefits of exercise.” said researcher Mark Davis, PhD.

The study, which was partially funded by the Department of Defense, was published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

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Other research has found that quercetin protects against heart disease by helping keep arteries dilated, reducing blood pressure and decreasing plaque build-up.

The nutrient has also relieved interstitial cystitis, “bladder pain” that's often accompanied by an urgent need to urinate, as well as symptoms of prostate inflammation (prostatitis).

Research at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that quercetin also reduces risk of lung cancer among smokers and has general anticancer properties.

Researchers in Britain found that quercetin can significantly reduce risk for colon cancer.

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Seasonal allergy relief: Quercetin is often found in combination with bromelain, an enzyme from pineapple that helps to balance immune function.

Homeopathy: Seasonal First Aid

For Increased exercise endurance: Take 500 mg twice daily.

For Chronic prostatitis: Take 500 mg twice daily.

For Interstitial cystitis: Take 500 mg twice daily

Albert Levy, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and New York Medical College, recommends homeopathic remedies.

“There are no side effects, no interactions with any medications, and they are safe for everyone, including children and the elderly,” he says, “So why not try them before you go to see your doctor?” I could not agree more!

Doctor Levy says, try Histaminum and Sabadilla, and add other remedies that match your symptoms. “If these do not bring relief, you may be suffering from something other than seasonal allergies.”

One complaint of a friend of mine said, “It takes so much longer to get over my illness than going to the doctor for a shot.” Of course, she was running a fever of 103, before she contacted me.

Home remedies for allergies do work, so get your natural ingredients together, if you have not already.