Allergy is a hypersensitive reaction generated by our immunological mechanisms and consists of an exaggerated response of the immune system to certain external substances – allergens – that do not normally cause pathological changes in the body. Allergies can be caused by: food, dust, pollen, animal hair, mold spores, detergents, medicines, cosmetics, insect bites, etc. Allergic reactions may be mild (with rash, itching, reddening of the skin) or severe (manifested by bronchoconstriction, laryngeal edema, anaphylaxis). For this reason, it is necessary to prevent allergies from appearing or from worsening. Usage of mixtures of medicinal plants is probably the best solution in fighting against allergies, as herbal products do not have adverse effects.
ALERGOCALM (tincture) acts as:
- antipruritic (anti-itch)
ALERGOCALM (tincture) is adjuvant in:
- allergies of various etiologies (food, inhalants, contact),
- allergic rhinitis,
- allergic conjunctivitis,
- asthma and asthmatic bronchitis.
Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor) – is a plant used in traditional medicine to treat allergies. It contains several bioactive substances with antiallergic and antiasthmatic action: flavonosides (violantine, orientina, vitexina, isovitexina), anthocyanozide (violanin) and triterpenic saponosides, which recommend usage of the plant as adjuvant in allergies, allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, etc. Other actions: diuretic, depurative, expectorant and slightly laxative.
Blackcurrant buds (Ribes nigrum) – present organotropism (acts on target organ) on the adrenal gland, which gives it anti-inflammatory, cortisonic properties, thus the plant should be given as an adjuvant in: acute and chronic allergic syndromes, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis, bronchial asthma, allergic bronchitis, urticaria and allergic dermatitis.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) – known by most of us due to its very fine and penetrating fragrance, lavender is among the plants with a long history of therapeutic use, being used since ancient times due to its effects on pain relief. The plant contains essential oil (consisting of linalool, linalyl acetate, carvacrol, geraniol, camphan, D-carn and limonene) with antispasmodic, sedative and relaxing action which recommend lavender to be used as adjuvant against bronchospasm occurring in allergic reactions.
Sea buckthorns (Hippophae rhamnoides) – contains a large amount of vitamins (A, C, E) and minerals (calcium, magnesium, selenium) and is considered an antiallergic remedy.
Lemon (Citrus limonum) – has antipruritic action (against itching), and represents also a source of vitamin C.