~ written by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, Medical Herbalist
Known as THE anti allergy supplement, Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in the white material beneath the peel of citrus fruits. Quercetin is the ideal supplement for individuals experiencing seasonal and chronic allergies and helps to inhibit the bodies manufacture and release of histamine, strengthen cell membranes and prevent the formation of other allergic compounds, which all contribute to the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
- An antioxidant and anti allergy remedy, used to minimize symptoms of runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes.
- Quercetin can be used as a safe alternative to anti histamine drugs (and does not cause drowsiness) or can be used in conjunction with other treatment to strengthen the bodies natural resistance to allergies.
- Quercetin may benefit asthma suffers by suppressing two inflammatory mediators, histamine and leukotrienes.
Tips for using Quercetin:
Best taken with Bromelain, Pineapple or digestive enzymes for enhanced absorption and elevating its anti inflammatory effects.