Features and benefits
Oriental Botanicals AllergE contains:
- A blend of herbs called Minor Bupleurum Combination, which is traditionally used to improve the body’s resistance to allergens in TCM, where it’s believed to work by tonifying Lung Qi
- Baical skullcap, traditionally used to relieve mild allergy symptoms in TCM, and to help manage hayfever and mild eczema and hives
- Bupleurum, traditionally used to ease mild food intolerance symptoms such as digestive discomfort, nausea, bloating and diarrhoea in TCM
- Korean ginseng to calm inflamed, hot and itchy skin conditions like mild eczema and hives, based on its traditional use in TCM
- Chinese licorice, traditionally taken to relieve mild bronchial irritation and respiratory mucus (catarrh) in TCM
How it works
Oriental Botanicals AllergE contains a blend of herbs known as Minor Bupleurum Combination, which has been used for around 3000 years in TCM, where it’s traditionally used to improve the body’s resistance to allergens. According to TCM philosophy, it works by tonifying Lung Qi, the form of life force energy (or Qi) that’s associated with the Lung organ-meridian system.
In Chinese medicine, key herbs in Minor Bupleurum Combination are traditionally used to relieve a variety of mild allergy symptoms, and some have additional benefits for digestive, skin or respiratory-related symptoms, as detailed below.
Bupleurum helps relieve mild food intolerance symptoms
Bupleurum is the chief or ‘emperor’ herb in Minor Bupleurum Combination. In TCM, it’s traditionally used to relieve mild food intolerance symptoms like digestive discomfort, diarrhoea, nausea and bloating.
Baical skullcap helps manage hayfever
Baical skullcap is another leading ingredient in Oriental Botanicals AllergE and Minor Bupleurum Combination. In TCM it’s traditionally used to help manage hayfever and relieve mild allergy symptoms, like sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes.
Like bupleurum, baical skullcap is also traditionally used to relieve digestive discomfort, bloating and other symptoms of mild food intolerance. Other traditional uses of baical skullcap in TCM include helping to relieve reduced appetite, relieving cough and helping clear yellow-coloured mucus from the chest, and calming the hot, itchy skin symptoms of mild eczema and hives.
Korean ginseng regulates immune system function
Allergies occur as a result of immune system dysfunction, and Korean ginseng has a regulating effect on the immune system. In TCM, it’s traditionally used to tonify Defensive Qi (a form of life force energy that regulates immune resistance) and to improve the body’s resistance to allergens by supporting Lung Qi, plus to relieve symptoms of mild eczema, hives and food intolerances.
Chinese licorice soothes cough and mild bronchial irritation
Chinese licorice is traditionally used in TCM to relieve cough, respiratory catarrh and mild bronchial irritation. In TCM its cough-soothing benefits are traditionally regarded as due to its expectorant properties and moistening effects on the lungs.
Pinellia relieves respiratory mucus
Like Chinese licorice, pinellia is traditionally used to soothe cough and relieve respiratory mucus in TCM. It’s traditionally regarded as being an expectorant that helps relieve cough by directing Qi in a downwards direction.
Also consider the following products, which are suitable for use with Oriental Botanicals AllergE:
- Oriental Botanicals SinuClear, with herbs used to relieve sinus pain, congestion and headache in TCM
- Oriental Botanicals Zinc Excel, which helps maintain normal skin health and supports its healing
- Oriental Botanicals Gut Healing Powder, which helps support the health and integrity of the gastrointestinal mucous membranes
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your health professional.