Quercetin for Allergic Asthma

By: Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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For two decades, quercetin has claimed nutritional fame as the most potent natural anti-histamine available.  Numerous studies have demonstrated that quercetin reduces allergic immune response by modulating inflammatory signals at the gene level.  A new animal study demonstrates that a single dose of quercetin can have a potent bronchodilator effect, offering a potential strategy for people with asthma looking for natural ways to help assist them.

Hyperactivity of the airways is a major problem in allergic asthma.  In this study scientists induced experimental allergic asthma in guinea pigs.  A single dose of quercetin significantly reduced the allergic airway response.  The dose used was approximately 500 mg of quercetin per 50 pounds of weight.  In other words, adults could try 1,500 mg to 2,000 mg as a single dose to see if it helps calm down allergy related breathing problems.

Quercetin has always excelled in the pollen season as well as the flu season.  It continues to demonstrate a wide range of helpful immune system support properties.  Any person struggling with any type of allergy should always give quercetin a try.

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