Health issues are often the result of a variety of factors, and one of those factors is a poorly functioning immune system.
But the latest evidence suggests that herbal medicines can help fight inflammation and boost your immune system to combat allergies.
A recent study found that people who regularly take herbs for their health issues are more likely to have lower levels of allergic reactions, according to the BBC.
The research, conducted at the University of North Carolina, found that herbal treatments were effective in reducing the severity of inflammatory conditions such as eczema, hay fever, and psoriasis.
“We found that individuals who were using a combination of herbs for inflammatory conditions were more likely than individuals who used a combination to decrease the severity and duration of their symptoms,” lead author Dr. Anja Kornet said in a press release.
“The combination of herbal treatments also resulted in a decrease in the number of people with chronic inflammation that were taking antibiotics and were subsequently developing allergies.”
This research, published in the journal PLoS ONE, is a good example of how the natural world can provide a unique way of treating health issues.
It also raises the possibility that herbal remedies might be more effective at fighting allergies than conventional therapies.
“I think the next step would be to do a larger, more systematic study to see if this work can be applied to a broader population,” Dr. Kornett told the BBC, adding that further research is needed to see how the findings translate into a practical clinical setting.
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