FALL ALLERGIES

Do Holistic and Herbal Remedies and Essential Oils Really Work for Allergies?--Page 7

By Stephanie Watson @WatsonWriter
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August 01, 2017

Essential oils

Essential oils are scents extracted from plants. Some very early research suggests certain essential oils — including lavender, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, and chamomile — may help with allergy symptoms. For example, lavender reduces inflammation in the airways, which might help allergy sufferers breathe easier. However, essential oils themselves can provoke an allergic reaction (often a rash) in people who are sensitive to them.

 

 

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Updated:  

March 30, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN