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True Alerts – Spring Allergy Alert

New over the counter (OTC) remedies (and some herbals) to help you in the Spring.

The spring time allergy season is upon us again.

Even though it was a winter for the history books, with long bitter cold periods, the suffering may still be considerable due to the accumulated moisture, etc.

There are a few spring allergy suggestions that we might make.Histaminum hydrochloricum 30X

  1. Allium cepa 8X –
    for runny nose and watery, itchy eyes (similar to the symptoms you might get when cutting onions)
  2. Arsenicum metallicum 6X –
    if the discharges are accompanied by a burning sensation
  3. Berberis vulgaris 6X –
    if you suffer of swollen, congested nasal passages (especially in the presence of polyps).
  4. Histaminum hydrochloricum 30X –
    lessens the allergic reaction in general and could be combined with any other remedy.
  5. Mercurius 30X –
    whenever there is a lot of mucous production, cough, copious runny nose, etc.

Also: herbal supplements!

In terms of natural ingredients it is surprising how effective the frankincense spice could be!

It is also known as boswellia, and its most active ingredient is the so called AKBA.

Probably breathing in the vapors of frankincense at the altar alone will not do the trick, but properly prepared and taken as a nutritional supplement, it could be a godsend.

Here is some of the evidence that it may help. Research, on both animals and in humans, has shown that boswellia extracts, taken frequently throughout the day, improved the frequency and severity of all those physiological functions that ultimately lead to the well known allergic symptoms: boswellia lowered eosinophilic counts, reduced mast cell degranulation, lessened shortness of breath, and increased pulmonary function, such as an increase in FEV 1 and FVC.

It goes without saying that the organism as a whole can be helped by lowering dairy, gluten and spice intake.

A very interesting attempt can also be made with a new suggestion that we would like to make: drink daily for the duration of the season a sugar free lemonade with quince added!

Lemon and QuinceIt is not just the additional vitamin C that will help, but rather specifically the living forces that are manifested in those fruits: the hard leathery rind and the sour taste indicate that very profound structural forces are inherent in these plants. They counteract the dispersing gesture of the allergy.

Let us know how these suggestions worked for you.

Have a great Spring season!

Your True Botanica Team

True Alerts: Spring Seasonal Alert

Spring Alerts 

Do you have allergies?

Girl in Field

The spring time allergy season is upon us and according to doctors throughout the country it is one of the worst ever.

Besides sneezing and blowing your nose, rubbing your eyes and just plain suffering through the misery of it all, there are a couple of suggestions that we might make.

Click here to read more about True Botanica’s Spring Alerts

Don’t forget to check the True Alerts: Seasonal Alerts section of the website for seasonal health updates!

Spring Essentials!

Now that we are well in to spring, we thought we’d share some of our favorite must-have products for the season. Read on as a few True Botanica coworkers share some of their Spring Essentials:

Heidi’s

Wisconsin winters are so cold and I spend most of them in hibernation mode… until spring finally rolls in and I catch a severe case of Spring Fever!!  No more Couch Potato, I want to do nothing but run, ride my bike, dig up the garden, play sand volleyball and chase the kids around the yard.  The morning after a good full day, my body reminds me that, although I sometimes act like it, I am not the spry teenager I once was.  I keep the Relief 4x Cream on my nightstand (to take the edge off), and a bottle of Joint Relief Plus in the medicine cabinet (to keep my joints healthy for springs-to-come).     

Philia’s

This spring I’ve been working on my first garden using organic and biodynamic seeds. It’s been a lot of work, but a lot of fun (so far). All of the prep work has involved a lot of digging in the dirt, and in turn, washing my hands. I’ve used the Hand & Body Moisturizer to keep my skin soft and moisturized. I’ve also been outside quite a bit in the sun and wind and make sure to keep my Boswellia Lip Balm in my pocket at all times to keep my lips smooth.  I’ve been tracking the progress of my garden so be sure to check back for updates on how my garden is coming along!

Alyssa’s

My body tends to be pretty sensitive to the changing of the season and with it comes the sneezing and dreaded “clogged up” feeling in my head. I’m not one to sit still, so I make sure to have a bottle of Sinus Plus and AKBA Plus nearby. Both have helped clear up my head so I can breathe freely and go on with my day. I already take the AKBA Plus daily to help with post-workout stiffness, so adding the Sinus Plus was an easy adjustment.

Patrick’s (a new addition after Memorial Day)

This weekend I took advantage of the warm weather and fired up the grill. I made steak, crusted with our True Life Pepper (coarse). Just load it on so it soaks in before tossing it on the grill. It really adds a great flavor and is quick and easy. Right before I serve the steaks I sprinkle on the True Life Sea Salt as a final touch. The Sea Salt also goes great on grilled vegetables.

What are your Spring Essentials??

An Important Spring Message From True Botanica

Read this important Spring message from True Botanica and tell us what you think!

Dear Friends, Dear Readers,

Whether you celebrate Easter, or Passover, or just even the enduring capacity of the human race to carry Higher Ideals (a Mystery in itself), this is the time of the year when we caRepresentative of Man Imagen feel a resurgence of inner power, a sense that Life will continue and the Good will overcome.

We feel ourselves attracted to the outside, luminous, greening world of nature and from this surrounding World we feel mysteriously how a renewed strength is given to carry us forward.

This is a mighty impulse that should last the whole year until the next Spring – but does it?

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