Take a look at this blog post for more information on our experience with histamine.

Herbs: Nettle, Goldenrod, Milk Thistle, Red Clover, Gingko.  Traditional Medicinals Nettle Tea may be beneficial for those just starting out.

Homeopathy: homeopathy is unlike traditional medicine and is hugely dependent on the state of the person and symptoms. (I would NOT advise taking these unless you’re working under the care of a practitioner) However, the remedy Histamines Hydrochloricum is known to help with overall histamine load.

Mast Cell Stabilizers: Because glutamate activates mast cells, many remedies suggested to lower glutamate, also help to stabilize mast cells.  Take a look at this post for more suggestions.

  • Quercetin- Raw chili peppers, asparagus, kale, berries, plums, peppers, red onions, broccoli, sophora japonica leaf/flowers (does not degrade with heat and also stabilizes mast cells)
  • Luteolin- flavonoid found in celery, carrots, chamomile, parsley, thyme, oregano, sage, basil, peppermint, artichoke, spinach and ground ivy.
  • Curcumin- found in turmeric
  • Magnesium- is hugely important as sits on the NMDA (glutamate) glutamate receptor, can prevent excitotoxicity, calms the body by establish balance between glutamate & GABA, help stabilize mast cells, helps relieve constipation/headaches and so on. We typically use leafy greens, squash/pumpkin seeds and other whole foods as our source of magnesium.

Other: Elderberry syrup with local* honey (if you’re local to me, Sweet’s Syrup is a fantastic option! She has even made sure there are no sources of free glutamate in her products)