Guide to Getting Rid of Hives with Food
How to Heal Hives Naturally at Home with Appropriate Nutrition
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This section of the HealWithFood.org website is dedicated to providing nutrition-related tips and information for people who suffer from chronic hives, a relatively common skin condition characterized by raised—often itchy—red bumps on the surface of the skin. The page you are currently viewing is the home page of our Guide to Healing Hives Naturally at Home with Food – all the latest news and tips are posted on this page, so be sure to check back often! In addition, this Guide includes dedicated sections on the best dietary habits, foods and recipes for treating hives. Use the menu on the right to navigate this Guide.What Are Hives?
Hives (also known as urticaria) are a common allergic reaction that affects the skin, typically on the face, hands, neck or legs. Like all allergic reactions, hives occur when the immune system overreacts to normally harmless substances. The reaction begins when the so-called IgE antibodies, which sit on the surface of mast cells, encounter an allergen (i.e. any substance that is capable of causing an allergic reaction in an individual). These antibodies cause the mast cells to release histamine in large quantities. Excess histamine causes an extreme inflammatory response, or an allergic reaction. Hives symptoms typically include white or pink welts or large itchy bumps on the skin. The best way to treat and heal chronic hives is to avoid allergens that cause the bumps and welts to occur. There are also many medications available that can bring relief. In addition, certain nutritional factors—the topic of this web guide—may help control and prevent allergic hives.
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Not only are roses beautiful in the garden, they are also beautiful — and tasty — on the plate. Provided that they have not been treated with any chemicals, rose petals are completely edible, and they make a nice addition to anti-hives salads and desserts. Before garnishing a dish with rose petals, remove the bitter white portion at the base of the petals where they were attached to the flower. Note: Like any other food, rose petals may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
Liven up your anti-hives meals with basil, an aromatic herb that Chinese healers consider one of the best natural remedies for hives. Many of the allergy and hives fighting properties of basil can be attributed to rosmarinic acid, a phenolic compound that is abundant in basil. Basil pairs well with many allergy-fighting and health promoting foods including leafy vegetables, mint, mushrooms, oregano, poultry, raspberries, rosemary, thyme, and vinegar.
There are plenty of reasons to incorporate more mushrooms into your diet. Not only are mushrooms rich in allergy treating nutrients, they are also easy to season as nearly all seasonings pair well with mushrooms. If you're serving mushrooms as a side dish, use seasonings that go well with the main dish.
Foods that are in season usually have more nutritional value and flavor and are generally cheaper. The table below shows which hypoallergenic or low allergenicity foods are at their best in various parts of the world in November. Please note that the lists may be incomplete and that seasonal availability can differ from one year to the next.
|In the UK and Ireland, November heralds in many healthy, hypoallergenic vegetables such as potatoes, cabbage, kohlrabi, turnips, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, beets, cauliflower, carrots, chard, butternut squash, swedes, lettuce, pumpkins, celery and kale. Also pears and blackberries, which rarely cause allergic reactions such as hives, are still in season.||Low-allergenicity veggies and fruits in season in Australia at the moment include bananas, peas, apricots, potatoes, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, asparagus, kohlrabi and beets. Also many hives-fighting herbs such as thyme, basil, marjoram, garlic and rosemary are at their best in November.||Hypoallegenic veggies in season in this region include the following members of the cabbage family: kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower. Other low-allergenic foods that are currently at their peak in the Northeastern United States and Ontario include turnips, parsnips, carrots, winter squash, chard, garlic, pears, beets, rutabagas, potatoes and pumpkins.|
|Savor the fresh flavor of November! Now is the time to make the most of brassica vegetables like Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower and cabbage — they are considered hypoallergenic and are currently in season in Michigan, Illinois and Iowa. Other low-allergenicity foods in season in this part of the United States include parsnips, turnips, carrots, garlic, potatoes and squash.||November heralds in some excellent hypoallergenic foods in the southern/southwestern states of Texas, Arizona and California. In most of these states, the following low allergenicity vegetables, fruits and herbs are in season at the moment: lettuce, basil, chard, broccoli, beets, kohlrabi, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash, turnips and sweet potatoes.||There are a number of hypoallergenic veggies and herbs that are currently in season in the sunshine state, including oregano, fennel, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, lettuce, squash, thyme, broccoli, chard, zucchini and basil.|