Allergies or Covid-19? How do we tell the difference?
The seasonal fall allergies are at its height this middle of September. Experts say it could last until the next month of October. You are probably one of the people who find themselves struggling with allergies this fall or autumn season. It should not be difficult going about your daily routines without having to deal with runny noses, stuffy sinuses, and watery eyes.
An allergy is a an over reaction by the immune system to certain substances in the environment. These are known as allergens and they can come in different forms ranging from dust to certain types of food. For many people, these allergens are usually harmless. For those of us who have allergies, the reactions we have depend from person to person. Once they hit, allergy relief is one thing we want.
The most common of these symptoms are the following:
-runny or stuffy nose, sneezing
-wheezing, shortness of breath
-nausea and vomiting
Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, affects the nose and nasal passage. Despite its name, hay fever has nothing to do with hay nor does it cause a fever. It is usually seasonal like in the fall months of September and October. Plants release tiny pollen grains to fertilize other plants of the same species. The body reacts to the pollen which produces a runny nose and other symptoms we have already mentioned.
Currently, hay fever affects around 20 million Americans. This can cause quite a bit of a stir with some people. The COVID-19 pandemic shows some symptoms similar to allergies. Congestion and other nasal symptoms could potentially be the new virus. Many Doctors say not to worry. If you are prone to allergies especially during the fall and winter months, then that stuffy nose is most probably due to your allergies. Still, allergies are something Americans are troubled by frequently.
“Allergies can be anywhere from runny eyes, nose, scratchy throat, sneezing, coughing, congestion, headaches — but more like frontal headaches consistent with sinus headaches. No fevers, no loss of smell, no loss of taste,” explains one doctor.
Others note that in COVID-19 patients, those with symptoms start with a fever and then a cough. Also, you will still have the ability to taste and smell your food despite allergies unless your sinuses are really blocked. Symptoms for COVID-19 tend to show themselves little by little. On the other hand, in allergies, you will have allergic symptoms once your body is exposed to the allergen. Once the allergen is gone, the allergic symptoms also tend to stop coming up.
Still, it is better to be safe than sorry. Your allergies are not to be trifled with. Allergy relief can come in all forms of medicine. It is a good thing that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has proper allergy relief remedies for you. The natural herbal remedies of TCM are sure to keep your nose from the runny and stuffy feeling you have. The days of going through several boxes of tissues and constant nose rubbing will be a thing of the past. Let us look at some of these remedies for allergies.
Tibetan Baicao Tea and Tibetan Baicao Tea Pearl
Tibetan Baicao Tea has been traditionally used to help alleviate allergies, inflammation, and gout. It is also used to enhance or boost your body's immunity. This tea has potent and robust detoxification properties. No wonder it is not only popular in Tibet, where it originates, but also throughout the world. It is one of the most sought-after products in our inventory due to its allergy relief effects!
These are the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) benefits of Tibetan Baicao Tea:
This is due to the herbal ingredients found in Tibetan Baicao Tea. Let us go over a few of them as well as their properties:
1. Radix Glycyrrhizae (Chinese Liquorice) 3500mg
Radix glycyrrhizae (甘草 Gan Cao) is considered a Superherb that has actions on all 12 of the Meridian Channels. In TCM, it is used for tonifying the Spleen, enhancing Qi and clearing Heat and toxins.
It is used to:
-Suppress and Relieve Cough
-Relieve palpitation and shortness of breath
2. Radix Saphoshnikoviae (防风 Fang Feng) 2000mg
Radix saposhnikoviae has actions on the Bladder, Liver and Spleen Meridian Channels.
In TCM, it has the following actions:
3. Radix Scutellaria baicalensis (Huang Qin – 黄芩)1000mg
It is used for the following conditions:
4. Flos Chrysanthemi 2500mg
5. Fructus Siratia grosvenorii (Monk Fruit) 1000mg
With the same formula, Tibetan Baicao Tea Pearl allows for easier consumption!
BI YAN PIAN
Bi Yan Pian is a natural herbal formula to support your respiratory system during allergy season. It can relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, stuffy noses, and itchy and watery eyes.
These are the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) benefits of Bi Yan Pian:
- Expels pathogenic wind
- Transforms dampness
- Clears heat
Bi Yan Pian is used for:
-Hay Fever / Seasonal Allergies
-Itchy and watery eyes
Many of the same ingredients found in Tibetan Baicao Tea and Tibetan Baicao Tea Pearl are also found in Bi Yan Pian. That is why we recommend these two products to help you in allergy relief.
When it comes to allergies, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) would say that you have Wind-Cold blocking your exterior. This means that there is an internal accumulation of Lung Heat that needs to be removed or dispelled. They would prescribe treatments which make sure the Lung Qi's flow downward is restored. TCM practitioners suggest that once Qi is restored, allergy relief follows.
Don't miss out on these amazing products we have available in our store. Allergies during the fall are sure to be around a month or two more. Why suffer with a stuffy nose when you can take the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Tibetan Baicao Tea/ Tibetan Baicao Tea Pearl and Bi Yan Pian.
Having stood the test of time, explore what these products can offer you today!
NOTE: Tibetan Baicao Tea/ Tibetan Baicao Tea Pearl and Bi Yan Pian have no approved therapeutic claims. This article is for informational purposes only. For allergies and other nasal problems, always consult your doctor.