Mast Cell Disease & Natural Healing: DIY Homemade Natural Antihistamine Recipe

The Treatments / Monday, January 29th, 2018 / 6 comments

As soon as I saw this I knew I wanted to try it because, well, why not?!

I first spotted this recipe for making your own really simple homemade antihistamine powder over at Alison Vickery’s natural health website and was thrilled to learn that it was originally from Dr. Janice Vickerstaff Joneja, PhD., R.D., who also gave us the histamine and tyramine restricted diet. You know, that’s the diet many of us with mast cell disease follow or use as a general guideline?

She is very knowledgeable and has written several books such as:

Which I want to read, by the way.

The DIY antihistamine powder is very similar to OTC products like Alka Seltzer Gold but without the added ingredients, like citric acid, which can trigger some of us (me). It’s really simple and cheap and I can’t wait to try it myself after reading several people talking about how much it helped them. Anything to help me to better keep my mast cells in check in order to keep moving forward is very much welcome!!

Anyway, here is the antihistamine powder recipe in case you want to try it, too:

  • 2 tablespoons sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
  • 1 tablespoon potassium bicarbonate (available here)
  1. Mix well, place in an airtight jar
  2. Dissolve 1/2 tsp in water
  3. Take a second dose if necessary 20-30 minutes later
  4. Do not repeat again for 24 hours
  5. Symptoms should resolve fairly quickly

Remember, this isn’t medical advice, just my own experiences with mast cell disease. Please talk to your doctor if you think you have mast cell or any disease and also before starting on your own homemade antihistamine powder, too. If you do try it, though, please let me know!

Of course I’ll be updating here how it goes for me so watch this space.

Good luck!

Mother. Wife. Patient. Keeper of Huskies. MCAS blogger & advocate. Living life in the mast lane with the Grand Tetons & Yellowstone as my backyard. You can also find me blogging at Life In The Mast Lane and The Empty Nest Housewife.

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6 Replies to “Mast Cell Disease & Natural Healing: DIY Homemade Natural Antihistamine Recipe”

  1. My husband and 18 yr old daughter both has MCAS. Can’t wait to try!! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Thank you for sharing that, Michelle! Definitely sounds worth trying.
    The best natural antihistamine I’ve found so far is elderberry syrup. I make my own at home using dried organic elderberries (or fresh berries when the plants in my garden are fruiting) and organic sugar. It’s delicious, as well as effective!
    This past month I started making my own herbal syrups to replace most of the commercial supplements and herbal products I was taking, as like you I react to so many additives used making them. Not sure if it’s that or something else, but my symptoms have been far more tolerable this week, even after a couple of unavoidable events that would normally be triggering.

    1. Hi Jane! Thank you so much for sharing your elderberry syrup experience! I’m going to try it, too, after reading up on it. I think I’ll do a post on all the natural antihistamine recipes I can find and hopefully we can all find what sticks best for each of us. I am so happy to hear it might be working for you and I love the idea of making my own herbal syrups, too! xo

  3. This will stop stomach acid but how does it stop a mast cell reaction as you stated, other than histamine in your stomach? How does it stop mast cell degranulation – it’s just an antiacid. Do not understand at all.

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