Sometimes the most difficult symptom to deal with is swelling. Some individuals, unfortunately, wake up with swollen eyes, swollen sinuses, and a swollen nasal cavity every day.
That swelling results from a hypersensitivity reaction towards some allergens. Those environmental allergens trigger the body to make histamine and other inflammatory substances. Histamine and inflammatory cytokines result in an increase in vascular permeability over time.
In the vascular tissues, lymphatic fluid accumulates in the area, causing swelling and can result in symptoms of obstruction that range from pain and discomfort to increased susceptibility to tissue breakdown. In addition, due to the continuous tissue damage, many allergy sufferers also suffer from constant sinus and nasal infections.
The best way to enhance the capability of the body to deal with such a reaction is to promote an anti-inflammatory environment. That environment is one in which the immune system is vigilant but not hypersensitive. In such an environment, the body can take care of pathogens and neutralize them. It can also remove the oxidative stress left behind on the battlefield.
Decreasing inflammatory markers, increasing vascular compliance, and strengthening vascular walls may significantly reduce allergy-induced swelling. Vascular walls are usually supported by vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Those bioflavonoids fortify the blood vessels to improve compliance and enhance the health of the vascular lining. Additionally, a decrease in inflammatory load will send a more appropriate signal when the immune system is triggered. The reactive signal is more likely to be proportional to the size of the threat. Thus, it would be less likely that the body would overreact and bring in too many inflammatory components that impede the area and cause stagnation.
Black seed oil is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps fight free radicals; it has shown good therapeutic potential for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and other diseases. Furthermore, both black seed oil and vitamin C can be considered immune antioxidants. Thus, their anti-inflammatory nature can help reduce the severity of allergic reactions by balancing the immune system. In addition, research has shown that black seed oil can enhance digestion. On the other hand, vitamin C is necessary for the digestive processes involved in breaking down proteins in food. Therefore, both ingredients help maintain gastrointestinal and immune health by reducing inflammation in the gut lining.