Wednesday, January 2, 2013
If You Get Hives, Read This
There are a few times in my life that I have broken out in hives. Talk about no fun. When I went to the doctor for it, they were no help at all. Basically I was told that numerous things can cause hives, so really, they had no idea how to help me. Just wait it out and see.
Well, I have an area on my leg that is prone to get one or two hives every once in awhile. Actually, I haven't had the problem in quite some time and now I think I know why. I regularly take a mixture of herbs that I encapsulate--it's a smoothie mix from Bulk Herb Store called Circulatory Herba-smoothie. I encapsulate it because I don't always have time to make a smoothie every day. Well I ran out of my capsules and haven't even had time recently to make more! I did some research on the Bulk Herb Store website--I love that site!--and found out exactly what I needed to know. The site has a search box on the upper right. I use it all the time. You can type in a symptom or an herb you're looking for and it will give you information to help your ailment if the information is on the site. I have been helped so many times with this.
This time I typed in "hives" to find herbs that would help with my hive problem, because they were starting to get worse. The urge to scratch was about to drive me crazy. I came up with the results of burdock root and nettle that help with hives. I don't have either one of those at home. But I did some more research and found out that my circulatory herba-smoothie mix I get from Bulk Herb Store contains burdock root, so it's probably been keeping the hives away. But I didn't have any time to make that, so I checked if my Mama's Red Raspberry brew tea mix contained either burdock root or nettle, and I found out it contains nettle. I made some tea and immediately felt relief from the itching! I am so thankful for the things God made to help us feel better.
So if you have a problem with hives, you might want to try nettle or burdock root. I have linked to the powdered forms which you can encapsulate, but Bulk Herb Store also sells them in cut herb form, which you can use in teas. I have ordered from Bulk Herb Store several times and their shipping time is always very fast.