Strengthen your body's defenses during allergy season.
Hay Fever, also known as seasonal allergies, is an extremely common and disruptive condition that affects a whopping 1 in every 5 people.
If you’re one of those people who has to deal with them year after year, shutting the windows and missing days at work when you should be out enjoying the sun, I want you to know that it doesn’t have to be this way!
Allergies are not a sign that you’re just unlucky. Rather, they’re a sign that your body is prone to imbalance as the seasons change, with a heightened immune and allergic response that can be calmed and reduced with herbal medicine. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), part of this imbalance is rooted in “liver deficiency,” meaning the liver is overburdened and needs help detoxifying and excreting the sudden buildup of histamine.
Why? Because when allergens (such as pollen) come into contact with the body’s mast cells, these mast cells ‘degranulate’ or burst open, releasing a slew of itch-inducing histamine. The body is supposed to break down and detoxify histamines through your liver detox pathways. However, many other compounds use the same exact route to exit the body (for example medications, pesticides, hormones, heavy metals, etc!)
While OTC allergy drugs can temporarily suppress symptoms, plant medicine goes a step further to address the root cause. This preventative formula strengthens your resistance to pollens before the season even begins, and includes anti-histamine, decongestant, and liver-supporting herbs.
Allergy Defense Tonic works from the inside out to strengthen the defenses of those who have become depleted and deficient throughout the winter. It actively prevents and prepares your body for allergy season with the use of powerful tonic herbs that mediate inflammation and improve the allergic response. ADT supports liver detox and decreases the hypersensitive response of mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, throat and ears. Results can vary from a decrease in reactivity to complete relief.
Works from the inside out to strengthen the defenses of those who have become depleted and deficient.
How to use:
HOW TO USE (PREVENTATIVE): Begin use 2-4 weeks before allergy season by taking 1 full squeeze of the dropper bulb (approx. 30 drops) 2-3 times per day. Continue throughout allergy season.
HOW TO USE (ACUTE SYMPTOMS): Take 2 full squeezes of the dropper (approx. 60 drops) 3-4 times per day.
HOW TO USE (KIDS): Begin use 2-4 weeks before allergy season by taking the weight-appropriate dose 2-3 times per day. For kids 10-30 lbs, one dose equals 5-10 drops. For kids 31-60 lbs, one dose equals 10-20 drops. For kids 61-100 lbs, one dose equals 20-30 drops. For kids 100 lbs and over, use adult dose of 30 drops.
Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Safe for children; use weight guidelines for dosage.
A primary method of defense against seasonal and environmental allergies.
Formulated with herbs that contain antihistamine, decongestant, and bronchio-dilating properties.
Non-drowsy herbal relief that supports resistance to pollens before they even begin.
Can be used as a preventative (2-4 weeks before allergy season) or as an acute remedy for active allergy symptoms.
The super herbs in the blend:
Nettle Leaf – nettles are one of the most nourishing plants we have available to us, used traditionally as a spring tonic for those who have become depleted and deficient through the harsh winter. Nettle strengthens and supports the entire body with its ability to mediate inflammation and the allergic (histamine) response. The leaves specifically help to stabilize the mast cells that line the mucous membranes.
Eyebright – the aerial parts of this tiny plant are considered both astringent and anti-inflammatory, as they decrease the hypersensitive response of the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, throat, and ears.
Ambrosia – Michael Moore writes in his book Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West that a standard infusion of ambrosia is helpful for head colds, allergies, and moderate histamine reactions.
Yerba Santa Leaf – as the primary decongestant in this formula, the leaves of this herb help to liquify mucous in the lungs and facilitate expectoration. Yerba Santa also aids in upper respiratory tissue repair and slows down the production of excess mucus.
Turmeric Root – according to TCM, allergies are a sign from the body that the liver is imbalanced, also known as “liver deficiency.” As the liver governs the eyes (and the season of Spring!), itchy red eyes that show up every Spring are a clear sign that the liver needs support. Strengthening the liver and supporting detoxification pathways is an important part of any holistic allergy protocol, which is where turmeric (a phase I & II liver detox supporter) shines.
Lobelia – Lobelia is traditionally used to support healthy lung function and clear, easy breathing. Supportive for asthma (which is a form of an allergy, too!)