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Neem inhibits allergic reactions when applied to the skin Neem compounds inhibit the stimulus produced by histamine and may be helpful in skin rashes and bronchial allergy. Application of a neem-based cream or lotion will stop the itching and inflammation of rashes.Neem tea may be taken internally for allergies to pollen, molds, etc. (David, 1978)

Allergies come in two basic forms: pollen allergies and food allergies. Each is caused by an immune over-reaction that targets basically harmless material causing inflammation. Inflammation of the mucous membranes cause swelling and leakage of plasma. Histamine release causes itching. There is also a theory that allergies can cause inflammations or abnormal tissue reactions elsewhere in the body. The brain is one example and various problems such as ADD are thought to be caused by food allergies in at least 66% of the cases. Many other problems seem to have an allergic component, also.

Pollen allergies often cause asthma, along with the usual runny nose, itchy eyes and so on. Both conditions indicate a body that needs detoxification and attention to correcting immune dysfunction.

Food allergies are caused when the body reacts to the antigens on food, or when it is allowed to gain access to the bloodstream and cause circulating complexes after combining with antibodies.

Food allergies are reported to be the root of many illnesses.

Allergies Symptoms:

* Itchy, red swollen eyes
* Stuffy or runny nose
* Frequent sneezing or cough
* Blisters on the skin
* Dry skin

David, S.N. (1978) Effect of neem oil and its constituents on cotton pellet inflammation. Mediscope. 20: 273-274.

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