Curing Allergies With Green Tea?

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    Nov 12, 2011 10:47 PM GMT
    I woke up today sniffling and sneezing... All day long suffering from a stuffy nose until... just now I drank some Iced Tea I made the other day... the ingredients were mint, green tea, lemon, and cloves...

    Now strangely enough... after having drunk the iced tea, I noticed my sinuses were clearing.. I tried another cup, this time fresh, without the mint or cloves, just green tea and lemon.... (I knew it couldnt be the cloves, cause i had cloves in my morning black tea without change....)

    Lo and behold, it worked again, my sneezing kept going down...So i googled green tea and allergies, and found some scientific tests have been taken and they found a lot of anti-allergenics in green tea....

    I think Imma be drinking a lot more green tea from now on.. kinda sad its a diuretic, cuz Im hypotensive :S Guess Ill have to load more salt onto my food, which I like ;)

    The article:

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020919071413.htm

    Ive had two cups of green tea now, and Im practically sniffle and sneeze-free compared to this morning!!! of course it could be the lemon, or the combination, but Im surprised at the difference really....
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    Nov 13, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    Its now been several hours since Ive not had green tea.. now Im all sniffly and sneezy again.. doh!
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    Nov 13, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    Update: had more tea.. once again sinuses clearing.. but the side effects are annoying.. Im in the bathroom every five minutes it seems :-S
  • Majickx

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    Dec 08, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said I woke up today sniffling and sneezing... All day long suffering from a stuffy nose until... just now I drank some Iced Tea I made the other day... the ingredients were mint, green tea, lemon, and cloves...

    Now strangely enough... after having drunk the iced tea, I noticed my sinuses were clearing.. I tried another cup, this time fresh, without the mint or cloves, just green tea and lemon.... (I knew it couldnt be the cloves, cause i had cloves in my morning black tea without change....)

    Lo and behold, it worked again, my sneezing kept going down...So i googled green tea and allergies, and found some scientific tests have been taken and they found a lot of anti-allergenics in green tea....

    I think Imma be drinking a lot more green tea from now on.. kinda sad its a diuretic, cuz Im hypotensive :S Guess Ill have to load more salt onto my food, which I like ;)

    The article:

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020919071413.htm

    Ive had two cups of green tea now, and Im practically sniffle and sneeze-free compared to this morning!!! of course it could be the lemon, or the combination, but Im surprised at the difference really....


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  • Majickx

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    Dec 08, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    marshmallow root acts as an expectorant , as do elderberries , make a tea with them adding peppermint and it will cure you for a bit ^^ ive used these mixed with vervain ( Enhance CNS) and Echinacia (Immunity+) and got rid of bronchitis in a week
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Dec 08, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    green, I have tried green tea is several ways, even ice cream. I cant get it down.

    To me it tastes like foot in a cup.

    glad it is working for you and your stuffy nose. ; )
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    Dec 09, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    I like green tea. I've grown accustomed to its slightly bitter taste, and drink it fairly often. It's probably fair to say it's an acquired taste.