It stands to reason that when the toxicity of mold wreaks havoc with your system, your body will crave the most natural forms of treatment to eliminate it. Of course, a visit to your GP will result in certain medications to treat your mold allergy, but with clinical studies proving that nutritional levels improve along natural therapies, homeopathy certainly has a part to play in banishing allergies. So, what remedies are available? MoldBlogger investigates!
Mold produces volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – the musty irritants that your eyes, nose and throat have to thank for its allergies.
When allergies are present, the production of glutathione (antioxidants), detoxification systems and the binding of toxins is compromised. Fortunately, a cocktail of natural remedies exists:
Camphor 200: This homeopathic medicine by Boiron, using highly diluted natural substances, is a great starting point when a mold allergy has first been diagnosed.
Sabadil: Another Boiron product made from the Cevadilla seed, this combination remedy may temporarily relieve upper respiratory symptoms.
ThyroLiver Protect: Brought to you by Dr. Jockers, this combination of selenium, milk thistle extract, Alpha-Lipoic Acid and N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine assists both liver detoxification and the production of glutathione. Taking 1-2 capsules twice daily will help your liver neutralize and process the mold spores.
Super Glutathione: Sometimes, extra glutathione may be required. This comes in an easily absorbable form and should also be taken twice daily.
Natrum Sulphuricum: This homeopathic salt is the holy grail of natural remedies – especially useful when symptoms are aggravated by cold and damp conditions. Taking this 2-4 times daily is advisable.
Arsenicum Album: Take this twice daily for acute nose problems, such as sneezing and itching, until symptoms no longer persist.
Pulsatilla: Can also be effective against leaky sinuses.
Kali Muriacticum: Another great remedy for itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing.
Allium Cepa: Otherwise known as a red onion, to you and I. Somewhat ironically, this remedy is a good starting point if you have burning and itchy eyes – as if you’ve just peeled an onion.
Eyebright: Another great remedy for weeping eyes or discharge, it can also help relieve headaches from the stuffiness.
Urtica Urens: This cream will work wonders on itchy skin.
Nux Vomica: Reach for this – if you can stop sneezing long enough to do anything else!
Coconut Charcoal: Is there anything coconut can’t do? In this form, the charcoal works to bind the unregulated toxins that are released into the digestive tract. Taking 1-2 capsules in between meals and before bed is a must if you want to prevent these toxins from being reabsorbed into your system.
Of course, when it comes to kicking your allergy, you don’t get more natural than dehumidifying your living space, so it should go without saying that to keep your mold allergy at bay, you must always ensure best mold-busting practices.
As if you’d do anything else!