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)Instructions
- Mix well, place in an airtight jar
- Dissolve 1/2 tsp in water
- Take a second dose if necessary 20-30 minutes later
- Do not repeat again for 24 hours
- 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.